I have tried to build a Donate button, specifically going towards the Artists Farm Grubstake. Twice now Paypal has messed with my new accounts, saying they want all kinds of paperwork for the non-profit. The second account I created at Paypal should have been a basic, for-profit business, a sole-proprietorship. Yet again Paypal limits the account, demanding non-profit status paperwork. I have told them I can;t have a non-profit until I have two more warm bodies, apparently you need a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer before you can file the paperwork for a 501(c)4 with the State of Wisconsin.
I am being thwarted by Paypal right now in the middle of IML. If this type of project can’t raise a couple bucks in this crowd, I doubt anyone else will care.
I have taken the Donate buttons down, as I am tired of fighting Paypal at a time when I am fighting to stay in my home of the last 5 years (my new landlord gave me a 60-days notice, how kind of him!)
George Zimmerman gets to collect over $200,000 using a Paypal account – apparently HIV+ artists aren’t as worthy as a trigger-happy racist vigilante.
Mustering up an appetite is usually kind of hard for me; I’m just going to forget about making dinner today
edit: after the usual headaches getting past the computer-driven menus at Paypal, I have now “activated” my account, which I could have sworn was active the other day when I sent it a dollar (that dollar was gone today) I’ll try pasting the Donate button back in but its kind of late in the weekend now.
2nd edit: no bank account, no button. Apparently one can send donations but I cannot “accept” them. I sent myself a dollar as a test; getting it back may take awhile…
Round One of attempting to acquire a property has ended with a whimper, but I have found out what I need to do in order to turn my debt:income ratio rightside-up for the banks and underwriters. Basically I have to stop writing off a lot of my Scorp business expenses, namely rent, telephone and utitlies. When these amounts are added back to my “income”, I am suddenly exactly where the banks want to see which is a ratio of about 40%. When I subtract my business expenses, I end up over 60% but I also maintain income eligibility for my healthcare.
In order to land a mortgage I may need to sacrifice some of my doctors. Not a happy thought. Not entirely sad, either.
This one is for sale, probably needs lots of work but its big! Probably costs a fortune to heat but that can be solved.