Archive for April 23, 2017

Zeri Discovers This Gift Horse Turned Out To Be More Of A White Elephant

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2017 by themaresnest

As if there’s not enough kicks in the teeth doing the Simming rounds right now, get a load of this saga from Zeri’s Useless Ponderings:

An insurance company which goes searching for people to give inheritance money to instead of simply trousering it?

 

Yeah, but don’t get too enthusiastic folks, like all stories, there’s a twist.

Before we go any further, just to explain to you all, probate is simply the legal administration of someone’s estate (ie. everything they own or have responsibility for) and making sure any outstanding bills are paid off before the residue (ie. what’s left!) goes to the chosen beneficiaries (ie. those standing to inherit).

It varies from country to country, but in the UK it usually costs about 5% of the estate’s value in legal fees and in the USA up to 8% – hence why clever people show their chosen beneficiaries how to do probate themselves long before they push up the daisies. Or in the UK stick everything in trust so there’s no probate at all (this had become an issue in the news over here just before the election mainly due to the Daily Telegraph, but that’s another tale for another time…).

(It’s good this blog, isn’t it? It’s educational, entertaining, and informative. Just like Here Comes The Kardashians.)

Two months to spend twenty four thousand dollars? Anyone else remember the good old days when the government encouraged people to save and didn’t punish you for windfalls?

Nope, us neither!

You just know what’s going to happen next, don’t you?

‘I don’t drive, I can’t make phone calls, my math and social skills are deplorable, and I barely ever leave my house. what the hell kind of job can i get with THAT??’

Well the British Conservative Party and British Labour Party are short of candidates for the forthcoming General Election – you’d be a shoe-in for any of their safe seats.

We were going to say ‘running for President of the United States’, but after Trump that joke’s just far too obvious.

‘There are virtually NO jobs for crazy shut in bitches with no car or people skills. Not without a high school diploma anyway!’

Oh what the plumbobs, forget what we last said – we’re not passing that feed line up…

Joking aside, this is a horrific situation Zeri now finds herself in (isn’t there at least a right of appealing the decision) – having been punished for doing exactly what the government goons wanted her to do in the first place – so if any of you have any good ideas how she can get out of this mess, please get in touch with her and let her know.