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|Family / Re: Wives Living In Nigeria And Husbands Abroad: My Encounter by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:47am On Sep 25, 2020|
Exactly. My wife and i got married in 2015, and i had to leave her home in 2016 and travel to Canada for greener pastures. But we both endured it and in 2018, i brought her over to Canada as a permanent resident. Now things are going very well for us. Most men dont leave because the want to but because they have to. That is what makes a man.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:11pm On Jul 23, 2020|
i did have 2 jobs, but i had no overtime on any of them, just regular hours. But like you said, the society one lives in matters a lot. I love Nigeria, but trust me, as a shell contract staff, i put in a lot of work, and transportation alone from island to mainland gulped about 5 extra unpaid hours in my day, and then you go back home to no light, noise from generator, security issues, LASMA, road safety, and SARS. No matter how we look at it, no matter the tax, no matter the bills, the peace of mind in a civilized country outside Nigeria can never be overemphasized.
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|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:28pm On Jul 20, 2020|
No i am not. I work as a Security Guard for now.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 6:45pm On Jul 18, 2020|
They refunded it. It was when it was refunded they told me it was bank error. I guess they didnt want me to sue. Cos it was their customer care that told me what happened at the bank branch.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:23pm On Jul 18, 2020|
Honestly it was anger that made me remove that money from the bank. I wanted to make a withdrawal of 10k and the bank started asking me useless questions as if the money is not my own. Even asking me why i was withdrawing it. And the funny thing is that, this same bank did not see anything suspicious when someone walked in one of their branches in BC about a month ago, cancelled my bank card, opened a new bank card and spent almost $5k of my money in 36hours. They didnt even notice it until i called them to block my account. After investigating, they called me and apologized saying it was bank error.
Now tell me, how is it bank error when someone,
walks into a branch, cancels your card, opens a new card and then makes an atm withdrawal
of $900, then 300, then 400, from the same atm in the bank premises, and then goes on a spending spree to almost $5000, and they didnt see anything suspicious in that. The funny thing was that an hour before the person cancelled my card i made a transaction in a different province. for example, how can someone make an atm withdrawal in Halifax and then one hour later come to a bank branch in Vancouver to cancel the same card?
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:06pm On Jul 18, 2020|
Not yet, still working my old jobs, but i am currently making applications to finally quit working as a security guard. Its been a good run, but its time to move on.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 12:47pm On Jul 17, 2020|
Hey Guys, its been a while. I have been off for a while just to concentrate on work. By the way, i have made my Savings target. I actually hit 20k savings on the 15th of July, three and half months from when i started. I withdrew everything as cash and gave wifey to hold, so that i can start saving again. To be honest, this pandemic actually helped, cos there was no place to spend the money.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:07pm On May 09, 2020|
You said it like it is. I had a savings target, i couldnt make it because my hours were cut. But you know something, i think the main reason i couldnt make much last year was also because i had to relocate provinces to go to school. Last year i worked only till july and then december and i still made 51k. Now i didnt say i saved 51k, i said i made. My wife made 22k just working
till july last year too. (we worked in the same company). Now supposing i didnt have to stop work and go to school, there would have been a possibility that i would have actually made up to 90k last year and adding my wife's income, we would have comfortably surpassed 100k last year. My overtime hours were cut at my main job last year, but i got another job working security for the Jewish congregation, that was how i was able to still make 51k in 7 months.Like i always say, and will always say, it is possible.Now as for saving 20k in 3 months, i will do it. I didn't say i will make, I will save 20k by the end of July. God willing.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:35pm On May 02, 2020|
I stopped responding to your comments Babyvet, cos you actually do not give constructive critism, you insult a lot. You called me a phoney, a liar,
and other obscene words, and you don't even know me. Someone at the beginning of this thread said that i would soon start contacting people for business from this thread, and its over 2 years now, if i have contacted anyone, pls let them tell us. My new goal was to save 15k by the 10 of July, i am upping that to 20k by the end of July. I am doing this cos my wife decided to take up 70% of our rent which is about $800, and i am already at $4200 in my savings as of end of April. I started the savings on the 10th of April. This is the last year i wanna work so much hours. After this year, and i can save what i want to save, it will be time to invest. And if i can save the $20k by the end of July, God willing i will go for another 20k before the end of the year. This will also be my last year working as a Security guard. I will be moving on to Cybersecurity. Those who want to be inspired can be, and those who chose to be negative, well, God bless. Life is too precious, to waste on negativity, its not like anyone of us are going to get out of life alive anyway.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:25pm On May 01, 2020|
Shit is really real here. We have already had 4 deaths in our health center from Covid 19. we also have about 6 staff infected. I screened a nurse today with a high temperature, 2 days in a row, I'm almost certain she has it too cos she was a nurse for 2 of the 4 covid patients. In the past 2 weeks, i was fortunate enough to prevent 3 potential Covid cases from coming into the center. You know, for the first time, i began to reevaluate my commitment today. i know i am helping out, but sometimes i feel i need to be selfish too.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:15am On Apr 12, 2020|
My guy, live to work for 5 years and work to live for life.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:18pm On Apr 11, 2020|
yeah I meant the first one. I dont qualify for the CERB once I'm working. And moreover, if i try to take it and work, i will still have to pay back. its simply not right. Other people are really having a hard time now and need that money. But lets see if i can meet my target.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 5:18pm On Apr 11, 2020|
By the way my goal is to save CAD15k after taxes by 10th of July 2020, which is 3 months from now . Lets see if that will happen or maybe i may get close. If anything changes in my situation, i will also let the house know.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 5:12pm On Apr 11, 2020|
Hey guys, so i want to just try a quick 3 months activity. As some of you know, because of School i have not been able to work so much late last year and this year so far. So i decided last night to work for the next 3 months. I have 2 places i will work at. First is a health center and the 2nd is a pharmaceutical company. Now i'm gonna be doing security at the 2 companies.
I got 4 security job offers, but i decided to go for the 2 safest and also the ones i could help out during this pandemic. Now i could sit at home and take the government $2k, my wife is doing that already. But working gives me an opportunity to make 4k or 5k each month. I know we are in a pandemic, and i am keeping myself as safe as can be, we are provided all the PPE we require. i'm gonna put up a picture of me in my PPE.
Now, i am gonna put up all the paystubs up as i get them, so we can also see the taxes I'm paying. Now i do have bills to pay as does everyone, but I'm gonna plan it out as best as i can. The health center pays $20.448 an hour while the pharmaceutical company pays $17.20.
I like doing this cos its very educative and informative based on personal experiences, on how much one can earn and save on little wages.
Hopefully, we will all survive this pandemic and give God the glory and our medical practitioners the kudos.
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|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:30pm On Mar 31, 2020|
i've got a question, i know the qualifications for E.I., but does every one not working cos of the COVID qualify for the emergency benefit? This question is for those in Canada
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:26pm On Mar 31, 2020|
I see you are in Ontario, I will DM you my contact lets discuss.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:30pm On Mar 31, 2020|
I'm actually not offended. Your statistics may be right for the average PSW. Like they say, the average security guard makes maybe about CAD28k a year, but i wasnt the average guard. I make explanations based on my personal experience, not what the average statistics says. Thats why i created this thread. Because before my family came to Canada, all we were hearing and seeing is the same statistics you are providing. But obviously, i guess we are not the average.
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|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:18pm On Mar 31, 2020|
So pls how is CAD53k equivalent to 51k pounds,? and she saved that in 3 years, you gotta read properly man. I'm done.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:15pm On Mar 31, 2020|
its really funny. I posted my paystubs, my CRA info, my bank balance and even a lot more, that i didn't need to show. Even if they are inside the accounts office paying your salary, they will still say you are lying.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:10pm On Mar 31, 2020|
Normally, i would probably not reply, but since we are all staying at home, i have a little more time. First of all, My mum never did any savings in pounds, she was in Canada not Uk, so obviously it was in dollars. And maybe you can show me where i said 51k pounds, that would be nice. Second of all, Your sister worked very hard just like mine. Maybe if you try and do the same, you won't be complaining about someone else income.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:14pm On Mar 27, 2020|
On second thoughts, had to go through my entire thread to make sure i didnt post any revealing info. So, my location is Toronto at the moment. Though when I'm ready, i wont buy in toronto, its freaking expensive. Thinking about Edmonton.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:02pm On Mar 27, 2020|
we actually have some good info on real estate. Dont really wanna disclose my sister's location and mine, u know, cos of security.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 8:20pm On Mar 27, 2020|
That's actually a good advise. She is trying to save up to 150k to put a huge down payment on house. That will reduce her mortage payment to just about $1k a month.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:36pm On Mar 27, 2020|
Thanks a lot. We dey try rugged this coronavirus here in Canada. Its not easy.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:25pm On Mar 27, 2020|
Well, I made $100,039. in 2018. I applied for a student loan of over $40k but was given $9870, so obviously i guess we can get loans in Canada.
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|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:13pm On Mar 27, 2020|
No offense at all, but i dont see the point explaining considering your reasoning right now. Please dont be offended ok.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:44pm On Mar 27, 2020|
For clarification, you are right, cos i applied for student loan in 2019 and i was given a very little amount and no grant because of how much i made in 2018. Now i said my sister had the money sitting in her account, i didn't say she made it all in a year. My sister worked as a personal support worker for 2 years before applying for a nursing degree. She worked part time while pursing her nursing degree and she just completed her RN qualification exam in February this year. the money she has was not made as nurse but was saved up from the time she was a PSW. Specifically, she didn't save much in 2016, but according to her, she saved 40k in 2017, 22k in 2018 and 18k in 2019. And trust me, as a nurse, she will make much more.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:33pm On Mar 27, 2020|
If you read my thread from the beginning, you could have seen where i said i worked for multiple companies. I worked most times 16hrs a day for my main security Job and for the second one, i made sure i got a job that was very independent. My second job was in a construction site where i was the only guard and the camera line of site allowed me to bring in an inflatable bed and sleep throughout the night after i had locked the gate. So my typical day for the first 5 months was, go to my main job, then go to my second job and sleep for about 6 and half hours, then go to my house which was about 5 minutes away, take a bath, change and go to my main job. I planned myself well, so i made it work. There were a couple of times i worked 22 hours in my main job, but that didnt happen often.
|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:20pm On Mar 27, 2020|
And mind you, my basic pay was $16.50 an hour. Imagine those that have a basic pay $25 an hour, and have adequate overtime. So please, a lot of us here work hard, very hard. And you don't need a big Job to succeed. Give yourselves at least 5 years to settle down and if you can pls go to school here, even if its a diploma. Trust me, it will be beneficial for you. one can also be a truck driver, try and get your AZ license, start with a company and then become an owner/operator, You make at least 5 trips a month to and fro the US and i guarantee you a pay of $10k before takes. Like i said, i speak with facts.
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|Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:11pm On Mar 27, 2020|
When i started this thread in 2018, my aim was to make us know, if we work hard in any Job we have, we can actually make enough money to take care of ourselves. I haven't filed my 2019 tax info yet, but i will post my 2018 tax info. In 2018 the only Job i worked was as a Security guard in 4 different companies. For those talking about nurses, i wont even get to that. I know PSW thats made over $100k a year before taxes. My sister is a nurse, she currently has over CAD$100k sitting in her account. 80k was from her earnings, 20k was from her student loan grant portion. You all know i always speak with facts and proof.
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|Health / Re: Coronavirus: Chikwe Ihekweazu Quarantined (Nigeria Disease Control Agency Boss) by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:01pm On Mar 03, 2020|
I dont know why sometimes we just talk anyhow. Chikwe is an employee of the World health Organization. He was in China as a delegation WHO sent to China to access the spread of the Corona Virus. When he returned the Nigerian Government asked him to head the Nigerian CDC. Quarantine is just a normal process for anyone who visited an area that has substantial spread of the virus.
|Celebrities / Re: Uriel Oputa Slams Men Sending Love Proposals To Her For British Papers by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:39pm On Dec 18, 2019|
I am a guy happily married, and pls no offense to you, but I think this is statement terribly out of place and completely wrong. Please ladies, your beauty is not in your husband, your beauty is in your happiness
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