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Hello! My name is Joel Yliluoma (IPA: [joelʔyliluomÉ‘]) and I hail from Finland. I am an author and advocate of free software, a creator of programming and gaming videos at YouTube, the founder of TASVideos, a ROM hacker, a coach driver, a teacher of Israeli Folk Dance, a speaker of Hebraic Roots apologetics, and many other things.

If you want to help me financially, I am offering the following options:

  • Use Patreon if you would like to support me monthly, for example with 5 USD. It is a great in that you can set it up once and then forget about it. And you can quit it any time you like. The added benefit to becoming my patron is that I post status updates occasionally at Patreon, and you’ll gain access to them. However, if you are only interested in doing a large one‑time donation, the methods below may be more cost-efficient. Donations through Patreon incur a total loss of 13 % of the contributed money in the form of various fees.
  • One-time donation using PayPal, with or without a PayPal account, in either EUR or USD, using these two links. PayPal fees, as of 2016-03-23:
    • If your donation is fully funded with either a PayPal balance or a bank account:
      • fee = 0 % (nothing!), if you live in Finland
      • fee = 0.4 %, if you live in Northern Europe
      • fee = 0.5 %, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I
      • fee = 1.0 %, if you live in Europe II
      • fee = 1.5 %, if you live elsewhere

      This is obviously the best option.

    • If you donate in EUR, and your donation is partially or fully funded with a credit or debit card:
      • fee = 3.4 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Finland (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: 4.44€)
      • fee = 3.8 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Northern Europe (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: 4.67€)
      • fee = 3.9 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: 4.73€)
      • fee = 4.4 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Europe II (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: 5.08€)
      • fee = 4.9 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live elsewhere (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: 5.47€)

      For example, if you live in Sweden, the PayPal fee for a donation of 5 EUR is 0.54 EUR (10.8 %), and for 25 EUR it is 1.30 EUR (5.2 %).

    • If you donate in USD, and your donation is partially or fully funded with a credit or debit card:
      • fee = 3.4 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Finland (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: $3.80)
      • fee = 3.8 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Northern Europe (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: $4.01)
      • fee = 3.9 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: $4.06)
      • fee = 4.4 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Europe II (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: $4.35)
      • fee = 4.9 % + 0.30 USD, if you live elsewhere (minimum donation to beat Patreon fee: $4.69)

      For example, if you live in USA, the PayPal fee for a donation of 5 USD is 0.50 USD (10.0 %), and for 25 USD it is 1.25 USD (5.0 %). If you donated 0.30 USD or less, the fee would be 100 % and you would be effectively donating to PayPal, not me. (This has happened.)

    If you want to send some other currency than EUR or USD, log-in to your PayPal account, click “Send & Request payments”, and choose “Send a payment” with recipient . You can send any currency, though I prefer EUR, USD or GBP.

  • It is also possible to use an IBAN bank transfer. The only fees will be those incurred by your own bank. For security reasons you will have to query me personally for the IBAN number though.

Thank you in advance! The money will be used for living expenses and to support the growth of my YouTube channel. I am grateful to my every supporter!

Image: Joel Yliluoma in Raisio (southwest Finland), July 2003

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By 4_JoelfK YlioCwluomY4a <bioH3sqwiXzt@ikJei.fi>, 2016-09-15