ArjunSanyal pointed out that my overview of accounting lost itself at the end. So I rewrote the ending. And no, it's not as good as Futurama.
I also just bought a new PC to load Gentoo on, since it's attracted the interest of others, and it also has SElinux in Hardened Gentoo. Then I'm going to get a cheap scanner and scan in all the paper I get, like paystubs, bills, receipts, all the junk one's supposed to keep around for 7 years, so the IRS can wait 6 years and then audit the return you lost when you moved.