The Greenwich Board of Realtors has announced that the late fee period – the time you can pay your association dues without penalty has been extended. Just last month they dumped 80 agents for failing to come up with another dues payment, I wonder if they’re seeing a drop off on the dues owed now? Similarly, a club that I won’t identify but is close to my own home has, I’m told, offered members a two year grace period during which they can withdraw from the club, regroup and perhaps find new work and rejoin, all without penalty. I think that’s a very kind gesture and a reasonable accommodation of their friends and neighbors who have fallen on hard times. But taken together, these two developments offer a window into what’s going on in the land of high finance.