Last night the IRS put a levy on my father’s bank account and zeroed it out. They got the money before I could pay any bills. My father is a federal retiree and receives his retirement annuity and Social Security payments by direct deposit at the beginning of the month. The money didn’t clear until yesterday. I spent the morning working out and the afternoon and evening clearing viruses off my computer. So I didn’t find out about the levy until I logged onto my father’s account around midnight.
I need to raise at least
$6500 $1500 to do the following: Cover the mortgage and bills for October. I just got a call that our phone and Internet service are scheduled to be turned off today.Keep the phone and Internet on and buy food for us and the cats.
- Hire a CPA or tax attorney to stop future levies and help me sort out our tax situation. Updated, 3:57 pm: I just got a letter that if we come to an agreement with the IRS, we may get all or part of this money back. So we can probably make it with enough money to keep the phone and Internet on, buy food for us and our five cats, and put a down payment on the fees of a CPA or attorney to help us sort this out.
To get my thyroid medication prescription renewed for the next year, I need to see my doctor, get a blood test and buy my medication. I have about two weeks of pills left.
I will update this post with an explanation of how I got my father into this mess. My plan for getting us out of it is to write books and sell them. For my first book, I will tell the story of how I became a fiscal conservative and explain why gay equality is necessary and will come from the Right. My gift to all my donors will be a digital copy of this book.
Your gift will be especially meaningful to me because today is my birthday. I am 58.
By the way, I am aware of the irony that I am trying to raise lots of money fast while advertising Stuart Lichtman’s e-book, How to Get Lots of Money for Anything — Fast. The health problems I will explain in my update to this post have been my biggest blocker in applying everything I’ve learned from Stuart to the fullest. But the book and Stuart’s other programs do provide a uniquely comprehensive and powerful program for achieving even seemingly impossible goals. Since June 2010, I leveraged just one concept — certainty of achievement — to lose over 60 pounds. (Last year I realized I had to set health objectives to get healthy enough to achieve my financial objectives. This crisis has hit just as I’ve started feeling well enough to make money with my writing.) If you buy from Stuart through links here, you will be doing yourself a favor and I will receive an affiliate commission about
six weeks 10-to-12 weeks after your purchase at no extra cost to you.
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who donates, prays for us or even sends positive thoughts.
Update, 10/4, 2:07 pm, EDT: I am very grateful to report one subscriber and four donations for a total of $196. That’s $6,304 to go.
One person also has purchased a copy of How to Get Lots of Money for Anything — Fast using my affiliate link. I sent him some bonus info explaining how to get the most out of the book and invited him to participate in a membership group that I’m planning to create here of people using Stuart’s system for achieving goals. Its purpose will be to demonstrate that ideas and action create wealth and progress in life so we can show Lefties the alternative to redistribution of wealth and class warfare. I will send this bonus info to the e-mail address in the receipt of anyone who buys this book using my affiliate link.
Update, 10/4, 4:03 pm, EDT: The total donated is now $246, so $1,254 to go.
Update, 10/6, Thurs.: The total donated is now $1,517. I’ll be able to keep our phone and Internet service on and we’ll have money for food for people and cats, and most of the medicine we need to buy in October. However, the IRS rep told me they usually keep the money levied. But thanks to everyone who donated, we’ll have food while I solve the tax situation and figure how to earn more money. I have some ideas — wish me luck. I am very grateful to my donors and to the bloggers who sent them: dear Stacy McCain (whose birthday is today — he is 52), dear Rand Simberg at Transterrestrial Musings, dear Joy McCann and Dan Collins at The Conservatory, dear Peter Ingemi at DaTechGuy’s Blog, and dear John Hawkins at Linkiest and Right Wing News, Dear Melissa Clouthier and dear Lisa De Pasquale also re-tweeted this post, but somehow Disqus didn’t get the message. For tweeting about this post, I also thank @OneFineJay, @ZillaStevenson, @vermontaigne (Dan Collins), @jimmiebjr (Jimmy Bise of The Sundries Shack) and @JustPlainBill. I could swear dear Chris Smith of The Other McCain, @smitty_one_each, RT’ed, also, and I thank him, too, and wish him happy birthday tomorrow.