Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Be It Resolved

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Total Black: $953.75
Total Red: $230,715.3

In consideration of the end of the year two-thousand-and-nine; and because this blog has brought untold rewards, insights, and guidance to myself and possibly some of its readers; and since the eve of a new year has for ages been a time to set a new course and renew one’s commitment to future goals and dreams; witnesseth, then, by these remarks, that it is, and shall be, hereby, RESOLVED, that: Keep reading . . .

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December 31, 2009 at 22:14

A Financial New Year

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Total Black: $3,353.25
Total Red: $230,569.24

I opened a piece of mail today that I received yesterday or the day before.  I’m not sure when exactly.  The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance sent it.  I knew what it regarded, so I figured there wasn’t much rush.  Well, it turns out the NY IRS equivalent has filed a tax lien against me.  I owe $2,973.16 cents.  Ironically within about ten minutes of opening that letter, I received an automatic email alert from Equifax with the same information.  So, it’s now on my credit report.  I’m trying to keep my chin up and stay positive as I noted a few days back on Eyes on the Prize.  But it’s getting more and more difficult.  I fear that even the strongest will and the best intentions can’t make things get better on their own.  I need a job.  If I still had the previous contract attorney position, I could have paid this tax lien in two paychecks.  Sometimes it seems I was better off when I was on unemployment.  I don’t know how that could be though.  Keep reading . . .