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I don't expect to have any problems with Google but the steady streams of banned members continues so I was wondering what happens if you are banned with payments being held. Is the money still paid to your or is it lost with the account?
[edited by: Idris at 8:56 am (utc) on April 20, 2007]
Based in the UK I have the same dilemma. But I'm no currency trader and the $ can go up and down, who knows. If I knew which way the $ was going to move in a few months time, I'd give up the webmaster business and make millions as a currency trader.
Since I'm not expecting the web to become a main income stream at any point in the near future I can feasibly let the money build up in dollars indefinitely and change it once the dollar / pound exchange rate is better.
I guess it doesn't matter if the money is at constant risk if you are suspended. Still some form of US account (or US dollar account) may be an alternative?
If you want to be in the game of trading dollars, take the money as quickly as you can and start trading in whatever *can* make a profit (even if it's buying dollars).
I only see one valid reason to have Google keeping the money in the account.
I could easily see putting a hold on the November and December payments if there was a sudden jump in income. That way I'd have a whole year to offset it when it comes to the taxman.
If you are considering it because of the currency exchange, people who responded are correct. It could go both ways, up or down. And if anyone could predict the movement of the currency, then someone has found the holy grail that people on the currency market has been seeking for a long time :)
Of course on the smaller scale dollar can go up and down - but it's also possible that one morning it's worth bucket of mud (what do you think will happen once billions of dollars are returned to US after euro replaces it worldwide - US will be filled with dollars - and when has overwhelming amount of something increased it's value).
I'm just praying it will be controlled downfall.