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Offline Didi77

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2007, 09:55:44 pm »
Well someone has to do it... ;D




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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2007, 03:32:41 am »
I was a SAHM in SA and we wanted me to be a SAHM this side as well. This was our biggest worry with coming over. We are currently on a one income household. Hubby is not earning what he should but that will change in the next 2  years. He had to take a step back in his career but he will be more forward in 2 years than what he would have been in SA. (if that makes sense) It really depend on what you are use too. He is earning a nice salary but we cant afford a house yet. We used all our savings and pension for this move over so have to start from scratch.

If you are use to making certain cuts like not eating take aways every night (which is really expensive in NZ) and you make your own food and bake ect you can do it. I know of many dads that is SAHD. It works out better financially for them. What is great is that you have lots of cheap or free stuff to do with kids. Like I take my daughter to playcentre. It is a parent run organization and you pay like $1 a class. They have toy libraries, (I havent checked those out yet) where you pay a yearly fee and can take a certain amount of toys out. The one here I know charges $20 a year. So really cheap.

I am still studying so still have those fees to pay as well.

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2007, 03:32:41 am »

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007, 11:14:07 pm »
O0

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2007, 07:26:02 am »
Smoody good post. O0  Attitude has a lot to do with it and yours is an inspiration to us. 

Welcome and please tell us where u are from and how long have you been in NZ.

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2007, 10:42:57 pm »
Welcome Smoody  :clap:
You definitely have the right attitude.  It's not easy having to start from scratch.  We are basically in the same situation.

Offline Didi77

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2007, 02:28:41 pm »
I work horrible hours and sleep away often here at Parks. I am also in a stress full position so things at home tends to "not be as important" and this is really wrong... :(

This is the one thing I am looking forward to most. Staying at home with the kids for the first month or so and getting to know them better. Not being in a hurry..... baking a real cake... :) taking my kids walking in the park  O0

And I will be asking for that $260 assistance as a SAHM as my hubby will also have to start over. But if I can have smoody's attitude it will all be fun! :clap:



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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2007, 02:39:41 pm »
No worries then, you have more than the right attitude.

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Offline zatexnz

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2007, 10:29:18 pm »
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$260 assistance as a SAHM

Hey, where did you read about that?  I want that too!!!
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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2007, 05:11:57 am »
yeah me too!!!



Offline Eileen

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2007, 10:49:36 am »
Yeah, maybe I should just quit my job .... ;D



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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2007, 08:02:38 am »
Ditto on the asssitance question. Tell us more.
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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2007, 08:42:05 am »
Didi, is that the working for families, tax rebate?

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Offline zatexnz

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2007, 07:42:08 pm »
As far as I can see Didi is alluding so something different.  The tax rebate doesn't matter if both are working, it goes on what the total household income is.  Or am I a bit dof here now?
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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2007, 01:22:04 pm »
I was a SAHM in SA and we wanted me to be a SAHM this side as well. This was our biggest worry with coming over. We are currently on a one income household. Hubby is not earning what he should but that will change in the next 2  years. He had to take a step back in his career but he will be more forward in 2 years than what he would have been in SA. (if that makes sense) It really depend on what you are use too. He is earning a nice salary but we cant afford a house yet. We used all our savings and pension for this move over so have to start from scratch.

If you are use to making certain cuts like not eating take aways every night (which is really expensive in NZ) and you make your own food and bake ect you can do it. I know of many dads that is SAHD. It works out better financially for them. What is great is that you have lots of cheap or free stuff to do with kids. Like I take my daughter to playcentre. It is a parent run organization and you pay like $1 a class. They have toy libraries, (I havent checked those out yet) where you pay a yearly fee and can take a certain amount of toys out. The one here I know charges $20 a year. So really cheap.

I am still studying so still have those fees to pay as well.

Hey Hun,

So nice to see you here! You recommend the place and then I cant find you ;D

(It's Tanya by the way)
Applied for work permit 14/04/2008
EOI submitted 20/04/2008
EOI selected 23/04/2008
ITA received 05/05/2008
Work permit approved 27/05/2008
Arrived in NZ 31/05/2008
PR received 01/10/2008

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Re: 1 salary or 2?
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2007, 10:20:45 am »
You mean Smoody is Tanya? 
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen