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Understanding the Pros & Cons of Different Business Structures so You Know When to Incorporate

On Saturday, it was the first Rock Star Inner Circle member event. For those of you who don’t know what Rock Star Inner Circle does, you can go to their website here to find out more. I was up on the stage to share some tax tips with over…
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How to Protect Your Asset Using a Corporation

A Corporation is considered a separate legal entity. It files its own tax return and can operate its own business. It can also be sued. One of the main reasons why an investor would incorporate is that they are concerned with their potential…
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How to Use A Corporation to Lower Your Tax Liability

One of my new values this year is to make myself happy. I love trying new things all the time. Trying new things always make me happy. So my action item is to think of something new to do every single week. Something new doesn’t have…
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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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Why the Rich Get A LOT Richer with Corporations

Jays are hot these days! :) Watching their games can be stressful, thanks to Donaldson, they somehow managed to sweep the Texas Rangers. Other than cheering to our favorite team, we also did a little bit of charity work this past weekend. We…
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5 Reasons Why You Should have Separate Bank Accounts for Business/Investment

Be grateful. Hussle. Work hard. “Beneath every excuse is a fear. Fears are bravery training.” “Small daily improvements over time lead to staggering result.” “#1 reason to make a massive amount of money is philanthropy.” These…
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4 Ways to Split Income with Lower Income Spouse & Family Members

Many of you have asked for it, and finally we are hosting an Incorporation Class on October 15th, Saturday at 9:30am in Oakville! For those of you who always wonder – should I incorporate to own my real estate portfolio, this is where you…
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7 Questions to Decide Whether You Should Incorporate (Part 2)

Irene, a long time friend of mine, came by to visit a couple weeks ago. Together with Jason, we were in the same study group when we wrote the Uniform Final Exam (UFE) 10 years ago! We all graduated from the same Bachelor of Mathematics…

7 Questions to Decide Whether You Should Incorporate (PART 1)

Corporations provide a lot of flexibility in tax planning but the immediate cost to setup and maintain can sometimes be difficult to bear, especially for new investors who barely make any cash flow from the properties. Whether you should incorporate…
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How to Make More Money by Paying Higher Interest Rates on Your Incorporated Rental Portfolio

One of the main complaints about owning your rental portfolio in a corporation is the increased interest rate, as compared to owning them in your own name. Of course, there are a few ways to get around this problem. If you work with a…