FTC Disclosure

FTC Disclosures and Affiliate Information

From time to time, The Golden includes affiliate links where we make money if a visitor decides to purchase a product from our link.

We provide the following list of sources of income for The Golden:

  • The Golden includes Google Adsense ads, AdThrive ads, and other ads on the site.
  • The Golden is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
  • We are also a part of the following affiliate programs: Commision Junction, ShareASale, Pepper Jam Network, Rakuten LinkShare, Skim Links and Huckberry. Brands are constantly dropping in and out of different affiliate programs, so a full list of the brands we have an affiliate relationship with would be next to impossible. A few of the brands we do have affiliate relationships with: Huckberry, Wine.com, Birchbox, Frank and Oak, Brookstones, Direct Wines… the list goes on and on. It’s honestly best to assume that every single link you see that points to a retailer has some sort of affiliate relationship with us.
  • We work directly with brands to bring you sponsored content. If you’re wondering whether a post is sponsored, look directly under the title, at the very top of the page. It will say “This is a sponsored post (what is this?)”. For more on sponsored content, see here.

Now:

Does our relationship with these brands influence what goes up on our site? Absolutely not.

The Golden was founded to help make your house a home. This is our mission and we’re passionate about it so know that we won’t be pushing junk just to make a couple of bucks. Because if it’s junk… you, the visitor will stop visiting. And if you stop visiting, what’s the point?