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Just Joe

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #200 on: August 22, 2018, 09:23:03 AM »
Be sure to reach out to the big house Jaguar family for EVERY single fundraiser that comes along. ;)

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #201 on: October 16, 2018, 10:46:56 PM »
For the Win - my favorite go fund me campaign was an acquitance who spent 5K on his credit card and then started a go fund me page to ask all his facebook friends to help pay off his credit card. 

But tonight for the first time ever, I may have found a go fund me campaign to support: https://www.gofundme.com/timesup

 

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #202 on: October 19, 2018, 12:24:35 PM »
What gets me is when a supposed do-gooder starts one up for an injured person that they aren't even associated with (rock climbing forums have these for dumbasses who don't quite Darwin themselves, sometimes even for those who do).  You have to have a lot of faith that:

1)  The recipient actually needs/wants money (often not true).
2)  The "do-gooder" will actually hand over the money (often not true).

I've become very jaded after a couple that turned into scams, and a couple that were not scams but were unwanted by the injured party.

One example was one for Ammon McNeely, the guy who broke his foot off BASE jumping.  The GoFundMe was not for medical bills, but to buy him a new BASE rig so he could get back out there once his foot healed up (WTF?!).  He had to chime in from the hospital to say "No thanks".

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #203 on: October 19, 2018, 01:01:52 PM »
My cousin made one for her teenage son who spent 100 bucks buying credits for a video game or some such nonsense, then found out later that he was scammed.  Give me a break.

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #204 on: October 19, 2018, 01:11:51 PM »
A couple of the kids in our martial arts group were attending a lot of "world championships".  These are held very often, usually in hotel ballrooms, for exorbitant prices, all over Europe and the U.S.

But you get a trophy!  And you're a World Champion!

Anyway, all the international travel, private lessons and entry fees were hitting pretty hard and they set up couple of Go Fund Me pages.

Sorry, I don't even spend that much on my kids.

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #205 on: October 20, 2018, 10:34:59 PM »
Do not trust someone to raise money for you:

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Authorities have executed a search warrant at the Bordentown, New Jersey home of a couple who raised $400,000 through GoFundMe for a homeless Philadelphia man who now claims they mismanaged the cash.

They gave him some of the money (I think around $75,000) and he used it on drugs or alcohol... but they promised him most if not all of it. And of course, they also wasted the money too.

https://abc7.com/police-search-home-of-gofundme-couple-in-new-jersey/4161524/

And a trip to the Arctic:

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The Arctic 2019 Expedition is certified Carbon Neutral, meaning the impact of each participant will be offset.

Laudable. I don't know if it's possible, but I hope it is.

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Does eating plant-based make you weak? Well… If I receive enough support to get me to the Arctic, I will prove that veganism can be strong, healthy, prosperous… And beneficial to the environment!

Funding a vegan expedition to the Arctic. I seriously think they won't make it, due to dying.

Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chiara-s-arctic-expedition-for-education?fbclid=IwAR0runJ0K_Rs1oOty9kE60_lm_wZyD2D_0EjZtROKbQ_hS3XyeAobBwqu_0#/

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #206 on: October 21, 2018, 05:25:24 AM »
A year ago, my best friend's husband was killed in a car crash.  Because of the circumstances of the accident, the paperwork had to be handled by the state crime lab.  She was initially told that it could take 6-12 months to get the death certificate.  So while he had plenty of life insurance, she couldn't get it in time to pay for the funeral.  An uncle offered to pay, but wanted $1000 a month repayments to start immediately which she couldn't swing as a suddenly single mother of two kids who just lost more than half of the household income.  She considered GFM, but found that her husband's ex had already set one up to raise money for "the family" (to be fair, she was still close to his family even though BF and him had been married for 7 years at this point).  All our friends had already donated to this fund, which she never saw a penny from and she didn't want to hit them up again. 

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #207 on: October 22, 2018, 02:22:05 AM »
A year ago, my best friend's husband was killed in a car crash.  Because of the circumstances of the accident, the paperwork had to be handled by the state crime lab.  She was initially told that it could take 6-12 months to get the death certificate.  So while he had plenty of life insurance, she couldn't get it in time to pay for the funeral.  An uncle offered to pay, but wanted $1000 a month repayments to start immediately which she couldn't swing as a suddenly single mother of two kids who just lost more than half of the household income.  She considered GFM, but found that her husband's ex had already set one up to raise money for "the family" (to be fair, she was still close to his family even though BF and him had been married for 7 years at this point).  All our friends had already donated to this fund, which she never saw a penny from and she didn't want to hit them up again.

Just how much did she spend on a funeral??!?

Arrangements for the dead can be extremely inexpensive.  And if you don't have money, then it seems to me you make the inexpensive choice.  Your loved on is no less dead if you spend $9000 on a coffin than if you do a simple cremation.  They are no less likely to go to the good afterlife of your beliefs (if that's what you believe) if they are sent of with $800 worth of flowers. 

While the subject matter is more sensitive, I don't see how this is different than buying a $40,000 car when you have credit card debt and student loans.  You can't afford it, so don't do it. 

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Re: Give me Money: GoFundMe Campaigns
« Reply #208 on: October 22, 2018, 06:21:20 AM »
A year ago, my best friend's husband was killed in a car crash.  Because of the circumstances of the accident, the paperwork had to be handled by the state crime lab.  She was initially told that it could take 6-12 months to get the death certificate.  So while he had plenty of life insurance, she couldn't get it in time to pay for the funeral.  An uncle offered to pay, but wanted $1000 a month repayments to start immediately which she couldn't swing as a suddenly single mother of two kids who just lost more than half of the household income.  She considered GFM, but found that her husband's ex had already set one up to raise money for "the family" (to be fair, she was still close to his family even though BF and him had been married for 7 years at this point).  All our friends had already donated to this fund, which she never saw a penny from and she didn't want to hit them up again.

Just how much did she spend on a funeral??!?

Arrangements for the dead can be extremely inexpensive.  And if you don't have money, then it seems to me you make the inexpensive choice.  Your loved on is no less dead if you spend $9000 on a coffin than if you do a simple cremation.  They are no less likely to go to the good afterlife of your beliefs (if that's what you believe) if they are sent of with $800 worth of flowers. 

While the subject matter is more sensitive, I don't see how this is different than buying a $40,000 car when you have credit card debt and student loans.  You can't afford it, so don't do it.

It ended up being right at $12k, which seems awfully high to me even considering that there is literally only one choice in town for funeral homes and they own the cemetery too.  I know that he was adamantly against cremation due to religious beliefs.  The whole thing made me really consider pre-paying my own funeral, but as of right now I'm planning on retiring overseas, so who knows where I'll be when I die.