I was quickly browsing through the news and found an interesting article regarding Spitzer debacle. According to Reuters, Ms. Dupre, Spitzer's rent-a-girlfriend, was concerned that she could not afford her monthly lease payment now that her employer was shut down.
It's a very odd consideration.
How much of the $1000 did she get to keep? How many hours did she work every week?
Even a modest number of hours - say five - would be an income of $125,000 if she kept only 50%.
Is this another example of high income earners not keeping emergency funds?