The other day I got my second-last severance paycheque from Lionbridge. I also got my first paycheque from my new employers.
Even with a big (adjusted for double-salary) wad of tax cut out of it, that is a sizeable influx of capital.
Tomorrow, when payroll goes on summer holiday, we all get our July paycheques in advance. And while this means we need to get through July and August with just the one payment, at the end of July I will be getting my final severance paycheque from Lionbridge.
I’m not saying this to brag. That’s not my point. My salary’s not that huge. But getting a couple of them at once means that suddenly, for the first time since I started earning money, I actually have enough. I mean, I always had enough, but now I don’t need to worry about the account being empty at automatic-mortgage-withdrawal time. I could move some money into my savings account. Bills are not an issue.
Is this how the one percent feels all the time?