Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Oops . . . I Did It Again

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Total Black: $2,358.16
Total Red: $269,991.43

Well, it looks like I haven’t ironed out the kinks in my financial systems here.  I’ve sent $1,200.00 to the canceled Visa card.  Balance is down to $2,900.00 from $4,000.00 back in Twelfth Day of Accounting.  I’ve also transferred funds from my Bank of St. Croix account to my Bank of America account.  Already made the IRS payment for this month.  But somewhere in the mix, something went awry.  Keep reading . . .

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July 26, 2010 at 21:21

Almost There

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Total Black: $2,020.47
Total Red: $250,185.27

Total red and total black are both up.  But the numbers aren’t completely accurate, however.    Keep reading . . .

Oh, Mother!

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Total Black: $6.71
Total Red: $245,701.55

Palm to face!  It is with a heavy heart that I write today’s post.  Keep reading . . .

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June 29, 2010 at 21:56

Breakdown

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Total Black: $6.71
Total Red: $245,625.09

No, not an emotional one.  A financial one.  Time to break down my finances for the month and lay it out for all to see.

I’m estimating much of the information here.  I still haven’t gotten paid from my current job.  Perhaps by the middle of next month.  So much of this data I’ve calculated on my own.  Once I get my first pay stub, I’ll update my financials.  For now, here goes:   Keep reading . . .

Gotta Hold On

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Total Black: $179.87
Total Red: $245,700.21

My mother telephoned today.  The money still isn’t available.  And probably won’t be on Monday either—the day I’m supposed to pay the IRS.  Gotta hold on.   Keep reading . . .

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June 25, 2010 at 22:27

Supplemental Day of Accounting

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Total Black: $85.38
Total Red: $243,602.66

Total Red is down from earlier this week—all-time high of $246K.  But it’s up from yesterday’s post: My First Car.  And all numbers are up from my Eleventh Day of Accounting, so I thought perhaps I’d update my numbers before the 10th of the month, especially because of the recent changes to my finances.  An abbreviated version follows below: Keep reading . . .

Thank You, Thank You, Mama!

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Total Black: $4,074.17
Total Red: $242,186.50

There’s no chance that my mother would ever see this blog.  Not unless I were to print out each entry for her to read, I suppose.  So I understand that this post is a bit misdirected.  But that said, I wanted to express my inability to ever properly thank my mother for all of her help.  Keep reading . . .

The Tax Man Cometh

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Total Black: $895.39
Total Red: $236,627.92

Well, the dreaded day has arrived.  Another of those salmon-colored slips arrived the other day.  The same I decried back in Buggin’ Me Again.  I retrieved the piece of mail this morning.  It was the from the Internal Revenue Service.  Final Notice of Intent to Levy.  Keep reading . . .

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May 17, 2010 at 23:59

The Phone Call

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Total Black: $2,191.00
Total Red: $235,585.54

Well, the dreaded day has arrived.  I worked at the contract attorney position, then at the theatre, and back again at the contract attorney position and returned home to find a message on the answering machine that I did not want to hear.  Keep reading . . .

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May 5, 2010 at 23:52

Tax Day

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Total Black: $734.79
Total Red: $234,846.52

Yes.  It’s Tax Day.  At least in the United States.  I filed mine today.  Keep reading . . .

Tax Day Approacheth

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Total Black: $791.84
Total Red: $229,268.63

Tax day is just two days off.  I still have to get mine prepared.  I certainly didn’t have a lot of income for 2009 since I spent eight months of it on unemployment benefits.  Still, I’ve waited this long because I’m nervous that I’ll once again owe taxes this year.  Not that waiting will change anything. Keep reading . . .

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April 13, 2010 at 23:01

Something’s Gotta Give

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Total Black: $389.73
Total Red: $229,121.20

I woke four times this morning: at 6am, 8:30am, 9am, and then finally at 10:40am.  I had intended to get up early to put some hours in at the contract attorney position before working at the theatre gig at 11am.  My body just wouldn’t let me get out of bed. Keep reading . . .

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February 21, 2010 at 15:25

Fifth Day of Accounting

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December 10th and my fifth day of accounting.

Total Black: $65.10

Here’s the Breakdown:

Primary Checking: $0.00
Secondary Checking: $0.00
Savings: $0.00
PayPal Account (Personal): $0.71
PayPal Account (Blog): $0.00
Amazon Payments Account: $0.00
Mutual Funds Account: $64.30

FICO Score 497 [to be updated]

Total Red: $230,322.41

Here’s the breakdown:

Credit Card Debt

MasterCard: $5,637.00
Visa: $8,133.82
Visa: $5,605.17
American Express: $2,402.17
Raymour & Flanagan Credit Line: $6,010.35

Student Loan Debt

Federal Stafford Loans: $96,810.17
Private Student Loans: $33,518.49

Back Taxes

IRS (2007): $1,280.08
IRS (2008): $27,952.00
NY State (2008): $0.00

Other Loans

My mother: $42,973.16

Total black is nil, but that’s mostly because I sent nearly everything to credit cards as well as a payment to the IRS.  I realized this morning that I haven’t been counting cash on hand in my numbers.  So, I suppose total black would be up by about forty dollars to account for the cash in my wallet.  I withdrew the remaining amount yesterday evening so that I’d use cash for the next few days.  I saw a bit of the Suze Orman Show the other day.  She’s pushing a Back to Cash movement.  I’ve been dancing around that issue for some time if only to avoid debit card insufficient fund fees.  So, I decided to commit myself to using cash for six months—the longest amount of time her site allows.  Here’s hoping I can keep my promise. Keep reading . . .

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

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Total Black: $889.52
Total Red: $230,285.21

As I left my apartment this morning, I decided to stop by the post office on my way to work.  The temp position has had me going for roughly twenty-seven days straight now without a day off.  It’s getting difficult to recall which day of the week it is especially without weekends to mark time by.  I received a few notices from the post office of letters and packages they couldn’t deliver.  So finally today I thought I’d stop and pick them up.  I’m glad I did. Keep reading . . .