self-reflection

The Bright Side of Self Reflection

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there celebrating it. It was Mother’s Day celebration at my kids’ part time Daycare this week. Both of my kids go to the same school on different days so I got to have two celebrations this…
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Do You Make These Mistakes When You File Rental Income in Your Corporation?

Happy belated Easter everyone! I hope all of you enjoyed your Easter as much as I did. We are so fortunate that our neighborhood hosted an annual Easter Egg Hunt every Easter Sunday.  We have been participating ever since we moved here…
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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…
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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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The Secret to Having the Best Year of Your Life

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you. For those of you who are thinking of having a New Year resolution, this is the blog post for you. For years and years, my New Year resolution was to lose 10lbs by the end of that year.…
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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…

Success is Measured in Inches, Not Miles: A Tribute to the Most Extraordinary Woman I’ve Ever Known

I was presenting at the Thornhill Wealth Forum the other day and had a great conversation with its host Rachel Oliver. She made a comment about how she was surprised that few women are involved in real estate investing. She’s going to speak…
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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…
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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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Why Foreign Buyers Shouldn’t be Blamed for Rising Housing Prices

3 reps of 155lbs deadlifts! :) If you don’t know what deadlifts are, I’ve attached my own pictures here for your reference. :) (You can probably see that I was biting my lips for my final lift.) Honestly, 155lbs in the lifting world…