pacomartin
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February 21st, 2012 at 6:05:04 PM permalink


Zooey Deschanel recently filed for divorce. For some reason her lawyer poster her financial information. As expected for a woman with her own hit TV series, her income is listed at $95K/month (probably will zoom by next year). Yet she spends only $22.5K per month (including a $4K mortgage). She also has $1.5M in the bank, and another $2.3M in assets. So she is not spending 75% of her income.

Her dining out expenses are listed as $500 per month. I guess beautiful women don't pay restaurant checks.

I have never met a woman who spends considerably less than she makes and has money in the bank. Never ever ever. Most women spend money to have the lifestyle that they think they deserve, which is only loosely related to the money they have.
EvenBob
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February 21st, 2012 at 6:12:34 PM permalink
If she spends $22.5K a month and $4K is for a mortgage,
what the heck is she spending $4.6K a week on? Thats
$650 a day!
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February 21st, 2012 at 6:13:06 PM permalink
I've always loved Zooey, ever since the indie film Mumford. Nothing she ever did changed my mind (Hitchhiker's Guide, the sci fi Oz remake called Tin Man, etc.) and then I saw those figures a month or so ago and knew she was indeed a unique woman. She even gave a great national anthem in Arlington this past year when my Rangers were in the World Series. Definitely one of my favorites, if not the most favorite, of Hollywood actresses.
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boymimbo
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February 21st, 2012 at 6:21:39 PM permalink
Mortgage: 4,000
Property Taxes: 1,800
Insurance: 600
Maintenance and Repair: 1,000
Health Care: 2,000
Groceries and Household Supplies: 1,000
Eating Out: $500
Utilities: $800
Telecom: $300
Laundry and Cleaning: $600
Clothes: $2,000
Entertainment, Gifts, Vacation: $1,000
Auto insurance and transportation: $200
Other insurance: $250
Charitable contributions: $1,500
Credit Cards: $5,000 (isn't this double counting, the balance is zero)

1.578 million in the bank,
1.645 million in stocks, bonds, and "assets I could easily sell"
693.3k Real Estate.
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pacomartin
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February 21st, 2012 at 6:38:45 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

If she spends $22.5K a month and $4K is for a mortgage,
what the heck is she spending $4.6K a week on? Thats
$650 a day!



I think that many women in her position spend $22.5K per month on clothes and shoes.


I am surprised that her lawyer didn't recommend that she pump those numbers up. She is divorcing a man who probably makes far less than she does.
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February 21st, 2012 at 7:35:49 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

I have never met a woman who spends considerably less than she makes and has money in the bank. Never ever ever. Most women spend money to have the lifestyle that they think they deserve, which is only loosely related to the money they have.

That's probably the most sexist thing I've read today and I read a lot of wingnut blogs.
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Toes14
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February 21st, 2012 at 7:40:00 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin


I have never met a woman who spends considerably less than she makes and has money in the bank. Never ever ever. Most women spend money to have the lifestyle that they think they deserve, which is only loosely related to the money they have.



How many women have you met who spend $270,000 a year, regardless of what they earn?

What I wonder is, if she has $1.5M in the bank and another $2.3M in other assets, why is she carrying a mortgage of $4000 a month? Why not just pay it off?
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progrocker
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February 21st, 2012 at 8:03:45 PM permalink
Quote: Toes14

How many women have you met who spend $270,000 a year, regardless of what they earn?

What I wonder is, if she has $1.5M in the bank and another $2.3M in other assets, why is she carrying a mortgage of $4000 a month? Why not just pay it off?



If the interest rate of your mortgage is less than your ROI on the same amount of cash in other investments, why would you pay off your mortgage, especially when mortgage interest on your primary residence is tax deductible?
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AlanRRT
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February 21st, 2012 at 8:07:01 PM permalink
If I were 10 years younger, I'd go out with her mother.
boymimbo
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February 21st, 2012 at 8:31:05 PM permalink
Carrying a mortgage is not a bad thing. Mortgages have penalties for paying them off early. She may have purchased the house before all of the money came rolling in.
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