Site Update: New Comment Policy

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Hello all! I know it has been very quiet around here lately, but I’m still around and have some great content planned for this week.

I just wanted to announce that I’m making a small change to the site functionality that shouldn’t effect everyone too much. Unfortunately this site gets a lot of spam comments and I have a hard time wading through them all to make sure nothing important accidentally slips into the spam bin. Lately I’ve noticed a pattern that certain older posts that are unlikely to receive new comments (like past movie screenings or freebie posts) will be targeted pretty heavily by spammers during a certain period of time.

What I’m doing to combat this is just turning off comments for those posts. I am leaving the comments on for posts that receive a lot of comments and on going discussions (Knowledge Panel, anyone?) so it really shouldn’t effect anyone.

Just a note: the first time you comment on the site, it automatically holds the comment for approval just so I can verify you’re a legit commenter. Once the first comment has been approved, all of your other comments will automatically be accepted.

Blog Disclosure Policy

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You may have heard the FTC has made some new rules regarding bloggers and their responsibility to disclose to their readers when they’re receiving some type of pay or free products for their endorsement of products or services. I don’t entirely understand all the new rules and such, a lot of them are pretty broad, so I will just be straight with all my wonderful readers about what goes on behind the scenes here at t20s.

Up until this point, I have no received any free products, etc to review or promote on this site. I have never been paid to write a review. Every word I’ve blogged has been my personal opinion, based on my experiences. I have reviewed free samples I’ve received, but that is different, as I just requested a sample from some sample website. No one asked me to write those reviews.

I do try to make a little money off of this site. You’ve probably noticed some advertising here and there. I do post affiliate links from time to time. Any link I post is for product and services which I find to legitimate and somehow helpful to my readers. I never post anything for the sole purpose of trying to make a profit. Quality and honesty are my main goals when it comes to this blog.

I do often benefit from my affiliate links. For example, I am in the Amazon.com affiliate program, so anytime you may click on an Amazon link on my site and then buy something, I get a small percentage of that. Most other links pay for sign ups or clicks. I’ve never posted a link because someone has paid me to do it. I make very little money from this blog.

Like I’ve mentioned before, honesty is the most important part of blogging to me. The whole purpose of t20s is to share my thrifty ways and ideas to help other people my age live their own fun and thrifty lives. I appreciate all of my readers and hope you enjoy the content I provide.

If you ever have any questions about anything I’ve posted, feel free to comment or send me an email.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all of my US readers, I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

I’ll be busy with friends and family today and perhaps the next few days, so posting may be light, or non-existent.

Just be careful if you’re going out to battle the sales, and make sure to think about what you’re thankful for, because that is the whole point of this holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope that everyone gets the day off, though I know that isn’t always the case, so I just hope that everyone enjoys their day.

There will be no posts today since I’m heading out for our last beach day of the year. I’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Moving Tomorrow – Here’s How I Saved Money

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m moving tomorrow. This is the second time this year, but thankfully it will be the last time for a while.

Our internet service is supposed to start at our new place tomorrow, but who knows if it actually will. So if there aren’t any posts for a few days, you know why. I’ve tried to schedule a couple posts in advance just in case.

But as a nice review, here are some of the moving tips I used to save money over this three month, double moving adventure:

So the big move is tomorrow, and then I’ll be back blogging for you soon!

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