Disclosure regarding Third Party Contributors on the Mint Blog On October 5, 2009 the FTC announced that starting December 1, 2009 it will enforce new rules regarding the disclosure of any transaction of free goods, free services, or money between bloggers and companies. These new rules are aimed at protecting consumers, like you, from knowing whether you’re receiving an independent recommendation or insight from someone who might have a different experience from yourself. We believe that having third party bloggers contribute on the Mint blog provides richer content and more diverse opinions. In order to thank these contributors for their time and the energy they devote to the blog, we sometimes provide them with free goods, services, and compensation. We encourage our third party bloggers to openly voice their opinions and we also ask that there’s full disclosure on all online channels regarding any relationship with Mint and Intuit.