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Weighing in late, but...

I think it's a fine thing to generally say "these are the things a Fool should do," and things like that. I don't see how that in and of itself is "selling out."

It's quite another thing to start steering individuals toward particular businesses and products to do those things. Presumably, these folks have paid the Fool to get this endorsement, and one wonders how objective the advice is, and whether that particular choice was made because it's best for the consumer/investor or best for the Fool in terms of getting kickbacks from these referrals.

So to use the example of using the credit card to get airline miles or cash back, it would be fine to say this is a good practice, but doesn't pass the smell test if they refer you to specific cards with specific businesses. (And, of course, they need to make it very clear that this practice only works well if you can pay the darned thing off every month.)

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