I mention all this so you get a sense of who I am so when you read my Blog, you will better know the person writing the Rants and Raves.
I am a frugal buyer… I’m not “cheap” just frugal. I don’t like to waste money, and I want to be reasonably sure that my purchases are wise ones. I shop for “good deals” and am always on the lookout for sales. I believe in buying quality products that will out perform the competition and last. With that in mind, I decided to put this blog up so I can share my feedback on some purchases I’ve made. Most will (or should) be favorable since I normally do my homework before a purchase. Every now and then I get a lemon or wish I had not spent my money on something. When that happens, I will share my experience with you.
For full disclosure, I have to admit that I recently signed up with Amazon as an Affiliate. As I approach retirement age, I am looking for passive streams of income to supplement my retirement income. As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a very small (4% – 8%) commission if you click on some of my links and actually purchase the product from Amazon. They call it an advertising commission – it does not affect your price at all. I promise that I will never give a product a good review in order to stimulate a sale. My integrity is worth much more than a few dollars in commission. That said, if you are slightly interested in a product I review, I would appreciate you clicking on my link to that product. I don’t get paid for clicks but if you do decide to purchase, I will receive a few dollars. 🙂 Thanks!