|Re: Late HOA payments||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:48:35 -0700 (PDT)|
On Aug 15, 2018, at 4:24 PM, Bonnie Fergusson via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > The Taboo about discussing personal finances is pretty strong. I understand the aristocratic roots of the social taboo — if you talk about money it means you don’t have any or only recently acquired it. But in cohousing where we all began by being as open as possible about money because we were dependent on each other to be able to pull out the money the minute we needed it. While we do have some inherited wealth sprinkled around, there is no expectation that people be well-heeled. We know how much each unit is supposed to pay each month and we know we are all dependent on everyone doing that. We also know that people will try to help in anyway they can when things go south. People will say things like “My car is broken and I can’t afford to get it fixed so it is sitting in the wrong parking place … Please let me know if that is a problem.” “I’ve put up a webpage where friends and family can donate funds to help pay for my adoption of 2 siblings from…. It will cost …. for travel, hotels, adoption fees, court fees, etc. I can’t afford this and will be going into debt to do this. Please help if you are so moved." One of our residents has been very under employed for several years. Her son wanted to take a math course this summer that awards college level credit and will show his ability to perform in math so he can get a scholarship to MIT or other such place. He put up a gofundme campaign and his mother sent an email explaining the problem. He had more than the $2,000 he needed in a few days. So why not be open about condo fees? That’s a rhetorical question but feel free if you have a response that will help me understand this. Knowing it is true doesn’t help explain it. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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