Re: Financial Obligations and Sensei
To be honest this always bothered me in the martial arts. Just like religion and politics, money and MA don't exactly mix well.
But in fact I was going to start a thread called "Should you donate extra to your organization" since my dojo is non-profit and I realized after a while my sensei actually loses money because he refuses to increase fees. He is a senior citizen (he looks 40 though!) and yet he still works. I'm concerned about him, not that he needs it in his current great health, but I'm worried about him down the line in the future.
Anyways, the two great suggestions here were already stated:
1. Become non-profit
2. Have someone else manage finanances if needs be