About Donating to Me

If you've found any of the stuff on this website useful, interesting, entertaining, or otherwise good, donations of literally any amount you like would be much appreciated.

Someday I'll hopefully start offering goods, maybe through Lulu.com or Zazzle.com.

And services are somewhat available, especially now that I partly solved my email problems by finally providing an email address which is easier for me to check.


Tremendous thanks to everyone who has ever donated. It has really helped.

If you're curious to know more about my situation and what led to it, I recently (on Nov. 25, 2015) added some more autobiographical details to the Self-Help section.


By the way, ever since summer 2007, I haven't used any donations (or any other money) to pay my own debt, nor my so-called "debt" resulting from usurious interest rates and huge fees that ought to be illegal.

However, various family financial crises forced me to pay various family bills, sometimes including my family's credit card bills. Unfortunately, I've never been able to persuade my family to completely boycott credit cards.

But I personally have been avoiding debt completely ever since summer 2007, when I defaulted on my two credit cards after the credit card companies yet again started kicking me when I was down by giving me huge late and overlimit fees when I couldn't afford even the minimum payments one month.

That actually wasn't what I had in mind for my credit card boycott - my original plan was to pay off the balances, never use credit cards (or go into any other debt) ever again, and keep promoting the credit card boycott until credit card companies clean up their act and start doing business in a fair and ethical way.

But, after all the damage credit cards did to my life, my family's lives, and the world, I'm glad I defaulted rather than ever paying off the so-called "debt", and I just wish I had defaulted years sooner.

If you deduct the huge, usurious interest and fees we paid for years, it's very likely that my real debt was paid off long ago. So, I don't consider it immoral at all that I finally refused to be scammed anymore and stopped paying those despicable crooks.

And if my financial fortunes ever improve to the point where I can afford to pay my so-called "debt" - I still am not going to ever pay it. :-) I'd rather go bankrupt than pay off a so-called "debt" to despicable crooks who played such a major role in ruining my life, and so many others' lives.


Please Don't Use Credit Cards or Debit Cards

I don't accept credit cards directly. However, it's possible to use credit cards (and I assume probably also debit cards) to add funds to your Second Life account, and PayPal lets you pay with a credit card or debit card.

The reason that's bad is because any time you use your credit card or debit card, the credit card companies make money, due to interchange fees, and/or maybe other fees. (I don't know exactly how that all works.)

So, please don't use a credit card or debit card to fund your Second Life or PayPal payments to me.


A Note on Microdonations

I am very fond of the concept of microdonations, since tiny donations can really add up if a whole lot of people make them, and the smaller the donations, the less likely that people will ever miss the money they send.

For instance, if 1,000 people each gave me $1, that would be $1,000, which would be pretty darn useful - and all achieved without anyone making a big, painful self-sacrifice.

The best way to microdonate to me would be via the massive multiplayer online game Second Life. More details on how to do that are below.


How to Donate

I accept donations via both the massive multiplayer online game Second Life (which has its own "virtual" currency which can be converted to real money), and PayPal.

I prefer Second Life because there are no fees on any transactions within Second Life - I only have to pay fees when I get my money out of Second Life. This makes Second Life much better than PayPal for accepting microdonations, and (I think) cheaper for multiple larger donations as well.

Second Life is also the better option if you'd prefer to make an anonymous donation to me - since, unlike PayPal (which gives me the real name of anyone who donates), if you pay me via Second Life, that will give me nothing but your Second Life user name.


To make a donation to me via Second Life, using the in-game currency of Linden dollars, you can go to Highflyer 74, 229, 761, where there is a donation box you can pay.

I'll accept literally any amount of Linden dollars (L$).

If you're curious about the current exchange rate of L$ for U. S. dollars, you can look at this page: https://secondlife.com/currency/market.php. (You have to be logged in to look at it, though).



To donate to me via PayPal, please click the Donate button below, which will bring you to PayPal. Again, please don't use credit cards or debit cards to pay me.

Also, any donations smaller than about 33 cents will get devoured by PayPal's fees, which are 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction.


Last modified: Nov. 25, 2015
This page uploaded to web: June 25, 2006