|Pagans and finance
||[Jul. 30th, 2009|02:07 pm]
Hello all! I've been pondering something & I figured this would be a good place to put out some feelers and see what the rest of the (neo-Pagan) world thinks.
I've been wondering if there are any Pagan-specific financial issues. I work in the mortgage industry and I had a borrower who happened to find out that I was Wiccan. Thankfully the result was positive in that she was also and was actually tickled pink to find out that she was working with another Wiccan. But in talking to her I got to thinking about do Wiccans/Pagans have special financial needs?
I can think of several issues that very much overlap the LBGT and polyamorous groups of the general population. Things like getting mortgages when you're not legally married or there's more than two people and what title/ownership implications there are for that (nothing that can't be worked around easily these days, but still there are implications).
What about buying a covenstead - how would you finance that? It's not really a second home. How would you handle it if you had 13 people all wanting to hold partial title and contribute to the mortgage payment each month?
Are there other issues I'm not seeing? I only work in mortgage, so I don't know what other finance issues Wiccans and Pagans might have. I guess I'm trying to figure out how financial institutions could be supportive of the Pagan population.
X-posted to my personal journal.