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Financial Woes

Omg...It's almost been a month since I've written last.

I've been going through quite a bit internally and it's been hard to really process everything. I remember trying to write probably about a week ago and I never finished...and I never really wanted to finish. I think it's worth doing a quick check-in.

So several things have been causing me stress and frustration as of late, most deal with financial struggles, which is the WORST because I actually have a job and all of this is self-inflicted but I might as well go down the line.

smilies/icon_xp.gif Lawsuit smilies/icon_xp.gif

So I have been in the process of trying to sue Gordon for the past two weeks now and have faced several roadblocks along the way. The funny part is that I knew I was going to face these roadblocks which is why I asked Brolin and Marlon for lawyer information, which they didn't exactly come through. Brolin suggested that instead of me bothering his lawyer I should file a small claims case and that he would help me with finding the necessary information. So far, no help except looking online and finding the number that I already had. The funny part is that I called the number and they didn't have words for me either except to "just come in" and they'd help from there.

I went to the first filing center twice last week to try to get this taken care of only to be turned away because I didn't know who the key "owner" was of the company. I was forced to do more research to find that Urban Nation Entertainment Group LLC is indeed an LLC registered in the state of Delaware with it's registered agent being listed as Avase Management LLC....which I learned may or may not even be associated with the company, per the Delaware Dept of Business after being on hold for 20 mins. and they couldn't even tell me who the owner is.

I also found out that the company was officially registered not only after our agreement, but after our event as well. That's FRAUD. It's registered date per the website was 2/15....when we made our agreement in November. All I could find was that it's in good standing and has no filing information, since it's new.

I talked to Germaine about it who suggested that I exhaust all of my options before using her lawyer Ivan, who's office is right across the street from the hotel. She suggested Legal Aide, whom I applied with and they called me and said that they don't deal with contract cases. Then they pushed me over to Lawyer Referral and Information Services of the Bar Association of Philadelphia where I can pay $35 for a half-hour consultation with a lawyer. Gawd. All the hoops. So I plan on hopefully doing it sometime this week.

My main issue is this credit card bill that's still very high along with I'm very behind on my student loans and the money I get from this case will only help the credit card part. Ugh.

So hopefully by next week I'll be able to file. I'm still trying to find out WHO is the registered owner of this company but I really think/hope this consultation will shed light on a few things and give me some options. I really feel like 30-mins is all I need but I'd love for the lawyer to do the research work too.

smilies/icon_cool.gifLA smilies/icon_cool.gif

I still have to buy my flight tickets to LA and pay for y stay which totals around $800. The boys are harping on me about it, It's only May...i'll get it done before then but I really have to take care of all of this first.

smilies/icon_xp.gif Mom smilies/icon_xp.gif

I owe Mom almost $500 for this month's phone bill and my flight ticket for Memorial Day next month. Of course I don't have it, mainly because I spent yet another $1,000 on Rob's birthday (Lion King tickets were almost $500, hotel bill was $430, and we did have an $80 dinner) and that always takes a while to recover from. Can't wait to see her for Memorial Day though!

((Speaking of going to see her, she just called me and told me that she wouldn't feel comfortable with Rob and I sleeping together in her house...Like...gurl smilies/icon_stare.gif bee tee dubs, I'm not mad about it...I really couldn't care less, Rob already said he probably wasn't going but that's just not something I wanted to hear right now...It just further annoyed me))

smilies/icon_xp.gif Speeding Tickets smilies/icon_xp.gif

So while we were in New York for Rob's birthday we stopped by the New York International Auto Show. In the vendors area, this man sold me on going to visit this resort to get a vacation package out of it. The catch was that the resort was ALL the way in Massachusetts, right over the state line. I went up there two weekends ago and got a speeding ticket on the way there and the way back. I was speeding there because I was late. I was speeding back because I wanted to get the f** home. Of course both happened in upstate New York, uncharted territory for me (but not really after our failed Canada trip last year x_x) but I'm really used to just driving to and from DC. But anyway....the way they do things is that you have to plea "guilty" first, then they'll send you the fine. Like...BIXCH. What in the f**? I mean....I can say "Yeah, I'll just pay the fine." but then they will hit me with a $300 ticket that I HAVE to pay since I already sold myself out. I mean, at least here they'll hit me fine and then I decide whether I want to pay it or go to court but there it's sneaky...so I'm nervous about it. Plus, on my first ticket(s) (that happened when I was 30-mins away from finishing my 4.5hour trip smilies/icon_gonk.gif) they got me for speeding and and expired registration, the latter which I should definitely fight.

I kind of wish this happened in Philly so that I could just go to the courthouse downtown on my lunch break and settle it...but whatever. smilies/icon_sweatdrop.gif

I've been going back and forth on whether or not I'm going to go to court or not for this and how I will get out of work to do it. The court date is on Wednesday and I wish I could push it back. Ugh. I'll look more into it.

smilies/icon_xp.gif Credit & Loans smilies/icon_xp.gif

I still have to pay these while I'm trying to get my money back. I'm way behind on my federal loans , up-to-date with Sallie, and trying to keep up with the credit card bills. It's all rather stifling.


But I think that's it for my financial woes. I was happy to speak to Germaine about it because she was able to suggest some help and was nonjudgmental about it stating that I should've done a smaller investment (which I wanted to do initially) even if I wasn't going to do the leg work. Moving forward I will need to see financial statements, registrant papers, P&L statements of what kind of business is being done and the like. And the help she offered was a hell of lot more than what my "friends" could.

In other news...this weekend was Black Pride/Penn Relays/TU Alumni Weekend all in Philadelphia and per usual I was right. in. my. bed. I know a few folks came in town and although I love Temple with all my heart, I left with a bad taste in my mouth. Almost like I started off so strong and it fizzled after I peaked which some kind of rode on a moderate high throughout their 4+ years. smilies/icon_whee.gif I've been staying with Rob for the past two weeks going back and forth from work to here, being with him every night and day. I don't mind it at all. For a few days straight I've woken up feeling just very tired and annoyed, but that's moreso due to my financial issues right now. Luckily, work isn't too crazy. There's just a lot of work that needs to be done on the house which we have plans for. I still want to move out of my house and here permanently in May...that would be a HUGE help financially. He kinda sorta gave me keys, so I have a set now. And I'm just chillin'.

I know my self-esteem is even LOWER after all the mess that happened this Winter and that is STILL happening. I feel uncomfortable going out and I can't even go to the gym until I feel like I get my rhythm and footing back with this thing called life. I think this summer will be rather subdued, unfortunately, but that just means in the winter time I need to take a vacation of some sort.

What else...hmm......nothing really. I'm trying to limit my time on social media becaue I'm tired of seeing these bixches having the life I wanted to have, but honestly...my story...as unbelievable and crazy as it is and will be...is one-of-a-kind...and is one of many that I can't take for granted. I can never say that I didn't try to do the friendship thing because at one point...that was all I ever wanted but breakup after breakup I decided to keep the ones around that truly showed that they loved me unconditionally and that's all I can ask for. In my darkest hour...and my deepest despair, there are a few that proved that they will be there.

Love smilies/icon_heart.gif

Ryo

Mood: Decent smilies/icon_confused.gif
Music: "Will You Be There" - Michael Jackson from Dangerous


Financial Woes

Omg...It's almost been a month since I've written last.

I've been going through quite a bit internally and it's been hard to really process everything. I remember trying to write probably about a week ago and I never finished...and I never really wanted to finish. I think it's worth doing a quick check-in.

So several things have been causing me stress and frustration as of late, most deal with financial struggles, which is the WORST because I actually have a job and all of this is self-inflicted but I might as well go down the line.

Lawsuit

So I have been in the process of trying to sue Gordon for the past two weeks now and have faced several roadblocks along the way. The funny part is that I knew I was going to face these roadblocks which is why I asked Brolin and Marlon for lawyer information, which they didn't exactly come through. Brolin suggested that instead of me bothering his lawyer I should file a small claims case and that he would help me with finding the necessary information. So far, no help except looking online and finding the number that I already had. The funny part is that I called the number and they didn't have words for me either except to "just come in" and they'd help from there.

I went to the first filing center twice last week to try to get this taken care of only to be turned away because I didn't know who the key "owner" was of the company. I was forced to do more research to find that Urban Nation Entertainment Group LLC is indeed an LLC registered in the state of Delaware with it's registered agent being listed as Avase Management LLC....which I learned may or may not even be associated with the company, per the Delaware Dept of Business after being on hold for 20 mins. and they couldn't even tell me who the owner is.

I also found out that the company was officially registered not only after our agreement, but after our event as well. That's FRAUD. It's registered date per the website was 2/15....when we made our agreement in November. All I could find was that it's in good standing and has no filing information, since it's new.

I talked to Germaine about it who suggested that I exhaust all of my options before using her lawyer Ivan, who's office is right across the street from the hotel. She suggested Legal Aide, whom I applied with and they called me and said that they don't deal with contract cases. Then they pushed me over to Lawyer Referral and Information Services of the Bar Association of Philadelphia where I can pay $35 for a half-hour consultation with a lawyer. Gawd. All the hoops. So I plan on hopefully doing it sometime this week.

My main issue is this credit card bill that's still very high along with I'm very behind on my student loans and the money I get from this case will only help the credit card part. Ugh.

So hopefully by next week I'll be able to file. I'm still trying to find out WHO is the registered owner of this company but I really think/hope this consultation will shed light on a few things and give me some options. I really feel like 30-mins is all I need but I'd love for the lawyer to do the research work too.

LA

I still have to buy my flight tickets to LA and pay for y stay which totals around $800. The boys are harping on me about it, It's only May...i'll get it done before then but I really have to take care of all of this first.

Mom

I owe Mom almost $500 for this month's phone bill and my flight ticket for Memorial Day next month. Of course I don't have it, mainly because I spent yet another $1,000 on Rob's birthday (Lion King tickets were almost $500, hotel bill was $430, and we did have an $80 dinner) and that always takes a while to recover from. Can't wait to see her for Memorial Day though!

((Speaking of going to see her, she just called me and told me that she wouldn't feel comfortable with Rob and I sleeping together in her house...Like...gurl smilies/icon_stare.gif ))

Speeding Tickets

So while we were in New York for Rob's birthday we stopped by the New York International Auto Show. In the vendors area, this man sold me on going to visit this resort to get a vacation package out of it. The catch was that the resort was ALL the way in Massachusetts, right over the state line. I went up there two weekends ago and got a speeding ticket on the way there and the way back. I was speeding there because I was late. I was speeding back because I wanted to get the f** home. Of course both happened in upstate New York, uncharted territory for me (but not really after our failed Canada trip last year x_x) but I'm really used to just driving to and from DC. But anyway....the way they do things is that you have to plea "guilty" first, then they'll send you the fine. Like...BIXCH. What in the f**? I mean....I can say "Yeah, I'll just pay the fine." but then they will hit me with a $300 ticket that I HAVE to pay since I already sold myself out. I mean, at least here they'll hit me fine and then I decide whether I want to pay it or go to court but there it's sneaky...so I'm nervous about it. Plus, on my first ticket(s) (that happened when I was 30-mins away from finishing my 4.5hour trip smilies/icon_gonk.gif) they got me for speeding and and expired registration, the latter which I should definitely fight.

I kind of wish this happened in Philly so that I could just go to the courthouse downtown on my lunch break and settle it...but whatever. smilies/icon_sweatdrop.gif

I've been going back and forth on whether or not I'm going to go to court or not for this and how I will get out of work to do it. The court date is on Wednesday and I wish I could push it back. Ugh. I'll look more into it.

Credit & Loans

I still have to pay these while I'm trying to get my money back. I'm way behind on my federal loans , up-to-date with Sallie, and trying to keep up with the credit card bills. It's all rather stifling.


But I think that's it for my financial woes. I was happy to speak to Germaine about it because she was able to suggest some help and was nonjudgmental about it stating that I should've done a smaller investment (which I wanted to do initially) even if I wasn't going to do the leg work. Moving forward I will need to see financial statements, registrant papers, P&L statements of what kind of business is being done and the like. And the help she offered was a hell of lot more than what my "friends" could.

In other news...this weekend was Black Pride/Penn Relays/TU Alumni Weekend all in Philadelphia and per usual I was right. in. my. bed. I know a few folks came in town and although I love Temple with all my heart, I left with a bad taste in my mouth. Almost like I started off so strong and it fizzled after I peaked which some kind of rode on a moderate high throughout their 4+ years. smilies/icon_whee.gif I've been staying with Rob for the past two weeks going back and forth from work to here, being with him every night and day. I don't mind it at all. There's just a lot of work that needs to be done on the house which we have plans for. I still want to move out of my house and here permanently in May...that would be a HUGE help financially. He kinda sorta gave me keys, so I have a set now. And I'm just chillin'.

I know my self-esteem is even LOWER after all the mess that happened this Winter and that is STILL happening. I feel uncomfortable going out and I can't even go to the gym until I feel like I get my rhythm and footing back with this thing called life. I think this summer will be rather subdued, unfortunately, but that just means in the winter time I need to take a vacation of some sort.

What else...hmm......nothing really. I'm trying to limit my time on social media becaue I'm tired of seeing these bixches having the life I wanted to have, but honestly...my story...as unbelievable and crazy as it is and will be...is one-of-a-kind...and is one of many that I can't take for granted. I can never say that I didn't try to do the friendship thing because at one point...that was all I ever wanted but breakup after breakup I decided to keep the ones around that truly showed that they loved me unconditionally and that's all I can ask for. In my darkest hour...and my deepest despair, there are a few that proved that they will be there.

Love smilies/icon_heart.gif

Ryo

Mood: Decent smilies/icon_confused.gif
Music: "Will You Be There" - Michael Jackson from Dangerous


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