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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things are getting better for now

I wake up at 9AM while I wanted to wake up at 7AM. Soon after I begin my day, I went to see the person I wanted to see regarding my schedule. I don’t know which schedule I will got, but something will be done about my request. So far, seem to me that me schedule problem will be resolve. It’s always difficult to deal with such things. But I was told it was going to be alright and I didn’t have to argue… Which, of course, I was ready to do. So I consider lucky because I will be able to work at both job and I am very happy about it.

But I am glade I did something about it today. My investment portfolio lost a lot of value, but I don’t worry to much about it. The stock market is so volatile. Myself, most of time, when I invest, I invest in order to hold. I am not a major seller. But seem like some other fellow investor are selling like crazy because all of my investments, in different sectors, had lost in value today. But that’s how the stock market is. The key is to invest in dividend paying stock. That’s what Derek Foster said in an interview. Even if he sold his investment portfolio, Derek Foster is so right about everything.

If I take a look at my portfolio, all the money I lost came from investments I pick, some penny stocks and other. I lost money from companies who were not paying dividend at the time I purchase them. This is the case with Timminco (TIM), Sprot Inc. (SII), Hanwei Energy Services (HE), Blue Note Mining (BNT) and Dumont Nickel (DNI). Those companies were not dividend payers at the time I had invested in them and I lost money from them. I still want to invest in more in stocks.

I am currently doing overtime again at my job. I am desperately looking for a 1 000$ paycheck. I will be able to do it, but only if I do some hours again tomorrow and again Saturday lol. I really need the money and money is so difficult to earn, but so easy to loose… I am very temps by a 100 units of PGF.UN right now, since I have 6 units of them in my investment portfolio right now… So many things I want to do and so little money available! I know this can sound strange, knowing I sell my 650 units not too long. But remember I sell at profit? I want a little slow down for PGF.UN. PGF.UN target price is 12$. If I can purchase 100 units at 10$, I could possible sell them later on at 12$ and sell again if I want, to make a profit. Wouldn’t be marvelous? I have the possibility to open a broker account and my trading will be under 10$... So I really need to open the account as soon as possible and get ready. But just too many things to do right now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Work problems

I have so much to say on what happen today! My evening job really sucks! They are so rude! Or I should say one of the managers with no education was rude with me today. I know the schedule for next week is not out yet, so it’s giving me all the time of the world to have my schedule change to the new one I wanted to submit. But I was told I couldn’t select my own schedule and so… Just of a remembrance of whom I am: a simple employee… So when I ask for an update of my request later on in the afternoon, I was told by the poor man that he had a meeting…

After 2 years being at that job, I never took vacations, I never miss one single day of work, I had always been available to do some overtime. And now what? In return, I am being treated really disrespectfully. Not to talk about the shift trade I had been generously being doing with my colleagues when they where in need of a weekend days. I did several times those kinds of shift trades while I was out of my weekend job. I never ask for anything. And now, with my only request in 2 years, I am being rude. I do not do drugs, I don’t hold a criminal record, I am always at work. And what do I got in return? NOTHING.

More than a year ago, I ask for a regular shift, from Monday to Friday, I ask for the evening shift, and I got it. Now, I am asking for another shift, and nothing is happening. Why? Because the poor guy didn’t want to submit my request right away. Just too lazy. I know he didn’t. Because more than a year ago, the exact same thing happen to me. It took me 2 weeks to get my regular schedule. But this time, it’s going to go faster, I am not done with them. No one have the right to refuse a shift change to me knowing how hard I had been working for them. So guess that tomorrow I will have to wake up early to see the supervisor in charge, another one of course. And we’ll see from there.

Some managers are so lazy; they are not willing to do anything to support their team. But their employees should be their top priority. There’s just no caring in their manners something. Just too often. If I would be a manger, had an employee who never miss a day of work always doing overtime asking for a favor, of course I will provide whatever the employee want. I should be their top priority ad that’s what I am going to say and explain tomorrow: your employees should be your top priority. The schedule change I am asking is not that much as a change. Sure tomorrow I am going to wake up early and go see someone else. And I am going to filed out a bunch of complaints. So lazy, so disrespectful!!!! A I am very upset right now because it’s the second time ever I am facing problem with my schedule at that job.

But could it be it, wouldn’t be just the time for me to move on, concentrate on my training and than, when I get my fix schedule after the 6 weeks training look for a second job if I want to? This could be the perfect solution, depending of the answer I will be getting from my evening job tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I got the job!

I call 3 times today for my upcoming job. I had enough of waiting! I couldn’t wait any longer! So I call… And I call 3 times. On the third call, I told myself I could probably never get hold of the person I wanted to speak to… So I left a message and got a return phone back shortly after… And that’s how I learn everything was ok for me to follow the training for the job next week! And I am pretty happy about it. I am feeling a lot better now, that’s for sure.

Until that time, I have mass of things to do! Like my usuals (too much cleaning and boring stuf like that ;) and also, giving my schedule for my evening job… That schedule will be valid for 6 weeks, after, I will have to make it change again. Just hilarious. The training is during daytime, but we finish late, so I won’t be able to do my regular evening shift… I will probably be able to arrive 2 hours later. So tomorrow, I will try to begin my day earlier to see someone for my schedule.

As for the other thing, too bad, my stocks and units portfolio investment is currently under 27 000$. It was doing a lot better just before I went to work today. In the meantime, I don’t know what happen. Guess we are still in that recession…

Monday, October 26, 2009

Today update

I just wake up by the sound of my pager at 11:30AM. Just received a call, but it wasn’t the one I was expecting! Its actually for another job. But that job even lower paying that the one I waiting for a call… I try to call the person I saw last Monday at the interview, but no answer… So I will try again, and if I cannot reach him, I will left a message or email… But the security check should definitely be ok. If not, someone had done a mistake somewhere… lol.

My stocks and units investment portfolio is currently at 27 176.07$. Which is always better than what we got in date of October 10th. And compare to last Friday, I gain 45$! Super great. At least everything is going ok with my investment portfolio. And how about the job? I truly don’t know. I am going to call again this afternoon, if I am lucky, I might be able to reach the person if not well, life goes on.

For the next following days, I will try to do the things I wanted to do and will do them, even while waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

Getting back on track

This weekend, I didn’t do nothing much. I was in a mood to nothing at all. I wake up late on both days, went to bed way to late too. It was a nice time off I have to say, especially today. The weather was beautiful today in Montreal. I went for a walk to the Park Lafontaine. The sun was out and it was pretty cool.

This weekend, I could have did some hours at my job since there’s currently overtime available, study the bank Web site for which I am probably be working for, got a hair cut, do my grocery, my laundry, clean my cutty little apartment, cook for my lunch… But guess what, I didn’t do anything of the above. Nothing at all lol.

At a point, I have too much things I am giving myself to do and well, at the end, I am ending doing nothing at all. But I have to say, I feel tired. True I walk a lot today, but I shouldn’t feel tired, especially after a weekend, but I do feel tired. Part of this laziness of mine coming from the other job. Like I am still waiting for a formal confirmation. Is a security check supposed to be long? I got my interview last Monday. I felt out the form, got the letter saying I am employed, but I was told I have to wait for their call before showing up to the training. But I cannot stand waiting anymore. It’s the reason why I cannot do anything right now. I need to know as soon as possible or I am going to die… Of course I am not truly thinking this – but its partly describe my state of mind at this time. Also, I need to give a notice for my schedule at my evening job. I want to continue to work there, but it’s just my hours will change a bit, but I am confident it won’t be a problem. At this time, I just want to know where I am going. And still, giving them a call won’t look like I am doing too much as they know I am currently working…

If the whole situation turn good for me, I will be giving an answer while calling tomorrow, I will be tell that everything is ok and for the hours giving at my evening job well, it’s going to work fine too lol….

I didn’t hear from my weekend job in a really long time now, so I guess there’s still no work available. Those times are kind of stuff. I am still able to manage, but it’s tough and rough. And having a job without really knowing if it’s official or not is even harder. Stupidly, I sign on for a credit card with the bank – maybe too quickly. But I like credit card, I just couldn’t say no to a credit card offer.

And just to come back to my credit card debts, I completely pay off my TD Visa. Since I am not working as an escort girl lol, I plan to do a balance transfer for the 500$ (which couldn’t get higher soon) from CIBC Visa to my TD Visa, at the rate of 4.9%. With only 70$ or so left in my banking account, I am very happy to have that balance transfer available. I am saying that my credit card could get higher, because if I have my banking job, I might be in a mood to do some shopping. But it won’t be too much. If I can finally have an official yes. So tomorrow is the true day, the day if I am going to know (or not) what’s going to happen next to my little person. In case of a negative answer, it won't be the end of the world, I will register to a dating site and start dating, just to do something with myself. Sure someome out there somewhere want to date me....

Other than the stress of not knowing for sure, I am pretty happy with everything right now. My investment portfolio is doing well. I just cannot wait to purchase more stocks. As soon as I receive the confirmation that I got the job, I will definitely look into open a broker account with the bank and I will try to put money aside for future trading. Looking good for a first 60 000$.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The investment of a lifetime: Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN)

I did around 4 hours extra on top of my regular shift today. It’s very difficult to do more hours than that lol. For now, everything is going fine. I would very much like a 1 300$ paycheck, after taxes of course. For that, I am willing to go to work on Sunday. I will definitely take my Saturday off. I need it to study some stuff for my upcoming job. My stocks and units investment portfolio is now at a fantastic 27 208$! Up of 689$ compare to October 10th! Not bad at all. Pembina Pipeline Income Fund is so just fantastic. For the first time ever since I have that investment in my portfolio, Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN) exceed the 16$ per unit. That was on today!

I was just looking at my TD online account and saw I had been offer a transfer at 4.9% for a transfer of balance… So I might pay my current TD Visa balance which is currently at 460.26$, keep around 80$ in my banking account and... tadam… transfer the 504.13$ I have on my CIBC Visa over my TD Visa at 4.9%... I couldn’t live without credit card balance transfer. Like that thing.

Until I can pay it all. But that will have to wait for my next paycheck… So everything is going so fine right now. Just so much fun. It’s not going so bad with my overtime either. What I learn from myself by working at the job I have right now: I can work 12 to 14 hours on a row without screaming at any of my customers… Isn’t sweet?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pay night

I did some overtime today. I was completed exhausted, until I went out for a coffee late in the evening. My goal is to do 6 hours extra tomorrow AND on Friday… I really need the money. I would very much like to earn as much as I can on the next paycheck. Really crazy put the overtime is full-open, I finally ask. So I did 4 extra hours today, plan to do 6 hours extra tomorrow on top of my regular shift lol… I just have a few hundreds dollars left to pay on my TD Visa and CIBC Visa so I really want to pay it all. And after, no more expenses. I need to do my lunch and drink my own tea instead of drinking coffee. But I have to say, I am not suffering too much from my expenses. And this night is pay night… just received a 1 033$ paycheck. Which I was really in need of. I might have enough to cover the totality of my TD Visa actually. But after (counting after the rent of November…) I will have left 73$... I prefer to only have left 73$ in my banking account and pay out my debts. I am so close of being out of credit card debt. I really need to focus and control my expenses. And for me it’s me cut on junk. I might fit better in my jeans after that… To my surprise, my investment portfolio – the stocks and units one – is doing just fine. I am just praying to see Sprott Canadian Equity to reach the 35$ per unit. I want to see this now 50 000$ reach in investment to continue to grow until I start loosing weight.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My 6 units of Pengrowth Energy are now in!

Fun PGF.UN dividend

This is really funny. I had sold my units of PGF.UN previously this month. I had than sold all of my units, because PGF.UN had cut their dividend distribution and is wasn’t fitting well in our dividend goal. I am happy with the changes in my investment portfolio. Just yesterday, I had received 65$ in dividend from PGF.UN. But the dividend came in form of units…. So I now have 6 units of PGF.UN in my portfolio… And I will earn a few cents from their very tow low paying dividend lol. That was for the funny part. Stuck with PGF.UN forever… But PGF.UN is not a bad investment. It’s just the dividend cut that is annoying.

Work and overtime

As for the work part, I will try to arrive early (12PM) at my job today. Those are my only 2 weeks left. There was a problem with the system yesterday, so I guess today we might receive a lot of calls and a lot of calls = overtime. My throat is bad today. It may be time for a scarf and gloves…

Investment: Timminco going better

Timminco (TIM) is gaining is value! This is the first time since a very long time that the value of Timminco gains in price… Timminco had increased their production and had called back their employees for work. Very good news! Since we still hold Timminco, we hope for the best and any increase in value will be welcome coming from our part. Also, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund is going better too. Currently, our stocks and units portfolio is at 27 142.06$! Which is an increase of 623.06$! Even better than yesterday. We really deserve this! Hope things will continue this way.

Is it the beginning of a new financial crisis?

I read somewhere that the increase of the price of gold and the too quick increase of the stock market might be sign of another crisis… But didn’t I get enough yet? Lol… So is it time to sell my valuable investments? NO… We will deal what is next to come, with anxiety and stress………. But investing is that much stress. Sure it’s awful to see the TSX loosing points, but with all the money the governments across the world put into companies, into the stock market, I remain confident. I taught we were out of it now. And my way to see it is that the crisis had affected the richest among us. Which mean they had valuables left, like cars, boats, etc… And that once sold its providing money… So they cannot be left without any money to spend, since they continue to live……. Isn’t a crazy taught? But my taught was that because the crisis had affected a country like the US, people might had savings, if not goods they can live on while being under their employment benefits for a short period of time. Things might not come like it was before in less than 2 or 3 years, but still. 2 or 3 years is not that long. It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning of a new world. Hope institutions will look deeper into things and make sure it will never happen again.

Other than that, exciting times for me as I continue to wait for news from my new job but I guess it should be ok because after doing all the papers and opening what I had to open well, if I am not definitely hired… It just the waiting delay is annoying. But a security check is just a security check, right? Like I don’t want to spend my weekend at studying over something that might not happen.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I "may" got the job

I went to the interview. I had trouble to talk lol. I am always very bad in interview. Not that bad, but still. I am always so nervous! To my surprise, I am hired! I just have to pass the security and reference check. Which I should pass. I guess the most important part is the security check. As for the reference, I just hope it will go fine. I am quite happy, I guess I will study the bank Web site while waiting for a response. After, if I have a positive answer, it will be a lot easier for me.

Currently, my stocks and units portfolio is up to 26 951$, an increase of 432$. I am not even making that money in one day. I just hope the day end this way! Or even higher. I guess I am around 53 000$ if not more at this time. If I get hired at the bank, things are going to be a lot more complicated on my blog. The goal of my blog was to expose every investment I had on the first place. But now, blogging about the whole thing will be difficult. Because I don’t wan to get undercover. So I might simple expose the investment, without exposing the name. See the bank offer a stocks program. I don’t know how I am going to be able go keep writing about investment while working for a bank. Maybe I shouldn’t tell it here on my blog at the first place… But it’s too late now…lol... I am getting a free banking account... but I didn't have the courage to ask if we were getting a free brokerage account... like I don't want to ask too much and appear weird. But couldn't be so nice, no commission fee?!!!!!

Because purchasing stocks and investing in the TSX is not for me - especially for someone who's middle class see - but I do it anyway. So I didn't ask, and I didn't told them yet either that I want to manage one their mutual fund yet.. because you know, I was only joking while I wrote that.. previously... lol :)))) So I guess, just blogging in general terms without naming name or other stuff related to the bank won't get me into trouble. Or maybe am I already in trouble?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dividend, overtime and job interview

Other dividend earnings

Earlier this week, I earn 27.08$ from Yellow Pages Income Fund (YLO.UN) and 13.13$ from Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (PIF.UN). I was very happy to finally receive my dividend. And I can’t simply wait for next month. It’s going to be just even better. For the month of October, I am only missing 2 dividend incomes. I should received sometimes next week or so 65$ from PGF.UN (that I now had sold) and BNS (50.47$).

Job interview

I have my final interview tomorrow. I hope to get the job. The weekend went pretty smoothly. I went to work yesterday and I took it off today. I did some cleaning (amazing my apartment is super clean lol), I later on went downtown for a little while and buy a pair of earrings. It was beautiful in Montreal today, the sun was out, and the weather was perfect. A nice autumn day, just the way I like them.

With the overtime I did this weekend, I hope to get around 900$ paycheck. I would had need 1 100$, but I didn’t do enough extra hours. But I will catch up on next pay. For the job I am going to an interview tomorrow, the training start in November. Its giving me some time ahead to do some overtime.

Is there a way out?

If I get the job I am going to for an interview tomorrow, I hope to do the training, which is suppose to be during daytime and keep my evening job. I would like to work at both jobs for the upcoming months… until I hit the 150 000$ in investments. And looking things this way, I am not too far away from my goal. I am currently, let say roughly at 55 000$. I am currently only missing 97 000$. If I am lucky enough to work at both job, I could probably invest close to 30 000$ per year in my investment portfolio. Which mean that in about 3 years, I could have 150 000$ and even more I hope, in assets. I am willing to give this plan a try.

At this time, I would like to reach the 60 000$ in assets by the end of the year. This could work if the TSX remain stable until that time and that I get hired at the job I am going for an interview tomorrow… It’s quite stressful, job interview always stress me. It’s about getting my social insurance number and stuff, giving my papers for diploma, present 2 pieces of ID. I guess it’s just for a background check… And everything should be fine since I am a very rich-lucky-girl. :))))

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