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Budget 2017: What You Need to Know as Small Business Owners & Real Estate Investors

This week marked the completion of our Crossfit Open 2017.  It’s my first time participating in it and it was a lot of fun. I mentioned in my last blog post that I belonged to this 18-34 age group, mixed together with the best…

Canada Pension Plan: A good or bad investment?

I’ve been doing cross-fit for three years on and off.  I still consider myself a beginner but I have to say, I’m a more experienced beginner now than a couple years back.  There’re still lots of movements that I can't do, such as handstand…
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How to Understand the Canadian Personal Tax System & 3 Successful Factors that can Change your Life

I signed up to commit to a 21-day challenge to wake up at 4:30am every morning for 21 working days. Most of you probably think I am crazy. You might be thinking waking up at 4:30am is not possible. I have to admit that it was tough…
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4 Tips on Cutting Your Tax Bills for 2016

Erwin and I went on a cruise. Just the TWO of us. Woo-hooh! We are so lucky that my mother-in-law agreed to help take care of the kids. For the first time since I have become a mom, Erwin and I travelled together without our children. I…
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How to Deduct Home Office Expenses for the Self-Employed

(Our last group workout at Radix Performance in Oakville. Source.) A few of my friends become first time moms recently. Being a new mom is not easy. Your body has to heal. You have to learn to breastfeed and you now have another life…
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Estate Planning: What Happens after Happily Ever After?

I always have great conversations with my bookkeeper. Her name is Lihua. She lives close to me and was really just looking for a part-time role working from home and we clicked immediately. She’s been a stay at home mom for years to…
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How to Deduct Entertainment & Meal Expenses for Your Business

I am going to start off my blog post with some great news! First things first, I was finally able to do a rope climb! I’ve never in my life expected myself to be able to climb a rope and I did it this last Thursday! I expected it…
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4 Recent Tax Updates That Would Affect Principal Residence Deduction

It’s getting cold. Before it gets to freezing cold, we took our kids to a nearby farm to pick apples this past weekend. As we parked our car to enter the farm, we saw two bus loads of Chinese tourists entering the farm. I don’t…
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Dividends vs. Salary: 5 Tips to Help You Choose How to Get Paid From Your Corporation

It’s not always easy to come up with a topic to write every week. Recently, someone suggested to me that I should write about how to teach finance to kids these days. I dragged on to write about this for weeks. Quite frankly, I couldn’t…
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How to deduct start up expense (coaching & membership) before purchasing a property

I recently joined the 5am club. You know how people say that all successful people start their day early – that is NOT the reason for me. I did it simply because – by looking at my daily routine with two kids, I feel that starting…