There are many ongoing monthly expenses in running SF, to include things like monthly server fees, bandwidth costs, recurring licence fees, monthly mobile app costs, and ongoing licence fees for software., as well as any unexpected costs for troubleshooting , development, or repairs. We take many steps to keep costs as low as possible without sacrificing either security or performance. Much of the labor and tech skills for the forum and chat is provided free of charges by our members and admin greatly reducing costs.
SF is advertisement free for a better user experience and to ensure no conflicts of interests or risks of compromised member information. All donations are handled by a 3rd party bank (PayPal ) and SF collects no banking or credit card information whatsoever. Donations are all "one off's" and will not reoccur unless you personally set this up yourself in paypal. If you have any question about donating please write a letter to admin or message JmpMster directly to have it answered. Please only donate if you are comfortably able to and an amount that causes no difficulty or hardship. THANK YOU for supporting SF!!