Thursday, March 21, 2013
It's a WAR out there
I think by law, an employer is to send their employees, their W-2 forms by the end of Jan or first of Feb. Since I was working as a independent contractor, I get a 1099. But the Dad, is kinda "blonde" at times. I always have to call him, to get it. Last week he said he mailed it to me on Tuesday. I still have not received it. I called him back and he insisted he did indeed mail it - so it's lost in the mail - along with my SS# and his. Needless to say, we are both a little freaked.
I called the post office but since it was sent first-class, there is no tracking. I immediately checked out life-lock and some of the others. I finally went with Identity Guard through Costco. An additional $12 to my budget - not a lot still, it's all these little things that add up and I don't like cluttering the budget with all these little bills. In this case, I had to do it.
The Husband gets real mad at my former boss - because of this. I don't. I can't see blaming someone when the harm has already been done. 1099 could still show up - next month or so. Most likely it was delivered to the wrong person. Just hope the person is honest.
Finally received my new bank debit card - the replacement due to the unauthorized charges on my checking account. And that was BEFORE my 1099 was mailed out. I'm telling you, it's a war out there - everyone wants your information so they can use it for their gain.
You have to be real careful. I remember a few years back down in the bay area, thieves were robbing mail out of mailboxes. Especially when you would put the flag up, alerting the mailman you have mail for them. Well you were also alerting the crooks too. We have locking cluster boxes. I feel better about that.
I woke up this morning with the "icks." Kinda nervous, overwhelmed and concerned. This too shall pass and I am grateful that my stress lately has not been what it has been last year at this time. However when I feel this way, I want to comfort myself with FOOD. So far, so good but it's looking like it will be a battle again today.
I will put on my combat boots and continue the march...
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