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Donation Capabilities Now Active

After a year or two of considering adding ‘donation’ capabilities I have now launched the donation page.

Donations are an alternative to advertising supported websites–which is what the old ‘Yield Hunter‘ website was, or to subscription based websites. Neither of these models are very attractive to me. Advertising takes up too much ‘real estate’ on the web page, while subscription limits the amount of participation in the commenting section and this is key (in my mind) to providing a needed exchange of ideas.

I have received a few donations already—I received one in the snail mail from a very generous individual and others from folks who somehow found my donation page before I announced it. I am hopeful that we will have strong participation in donations so that I can make some needed updates and expansions of the website. I have no idea at all if a ‘donation’ page can generate much money, but I guess we will find out.

The donation page has the capabilities to accept ‘one time donations’ or to accept monthly ‘recurring’ donations which seems to be a good option.

Note that the only information I receive is a name and a email address. Processing is through Paypal (and of course they take a processing fee).

Thanks in advance for everyone’s support–we have a great community of contributors.

93 thoughts on “Donation Capabilities Now Active”

  1. Excellent. Just a down payment as a donation for the moment, until the holiday expenses settle in. Your site and your efforts and your success in attractive great commenters are all very much appreciated!

  2. Another long-time lurker averse to Paypal.
    Please send an email with a mailing address for donations, now and in the future.

    Merry Christmas and thank you for all your hard work.

  3. Merry Christmas Tim –
    I easily coasted through a paypal donation, with my thanks for a very informative and enjoyable website here.

  4. Thank you Tim for all your hard work! Glad to donate. My first comment. For the most part I don’t have anything valuable to contribute. I really enjoy your posts and especially all the comments. Now that I’m on medicare fixed income investing has gotten a bigger portion of my portfolio. Also, thanks to the fed rates have gone up. This website has assisted in upgrading to IG preferreds. Happy holidays to all!

  5. Completed.
    Tim-Thanks for your hard work on this site. It is definitely my favorite. I have learned a lot from the great folks who comment. Hopefully, next year we can make a few bucks and be a happier crowd. All the best in the new year.

  6. I’ve been lurking here on and off for several years although I don’t believe I have ever posted before. I’ve learned a lot from you and the community. Happy to donate to support your efforts.

    Merry Everything!


    1. Thanks for your support Lew – lurkers are great – most visitors lurk. Merry everything to you too.

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