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The Danger of Reporting Multiple Years of Losses

A couple of months ago, I met with a real estate investor for an initial consultation. As part of the process, I asked him what his long-term goals are.  He said, “I would like to give up my job one day to volunteer full time and give…
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How to Pay 13.5% Small Business Tax on Rental Income

Did you see this headline – “Liberal government writes off $1.1B US loan, plus interest, docs show” on MSN.com? Federal government wrote off a loan made to Chrysler during the 2009 global economic meltdown. I believe in making progress…
Flipping house
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Here’s How to Keep More Money Even When Flips Went Wrong

My kids and I have a night time routine before they go to sleep. As part of the routine, I ask them what they are thankful for every night before I put them down to sleep, hoping that this little habit will prepare them to be grateful for…
7 Steps You Must Take When Setting Up a New Corporation
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7 Steps You Must Take When Setting Up a New Corporation

Thursday is the election day in Ontario. It is so disheartening to see how much "new spending" is promised across all parties. Liberals don't look like they have a chance, but the options remaining aren't any better. This Global &…
UNPAID TAXES
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5 Lessons Learned From $600 Million Unpaid Taxes

I hope everyone had a great May long weekend. We spent our weekend at one of our favourite cousin's wedding. My kids were the ring bearer and flower girl. They had never been to a wedding before, let alone being part of the party.…
3 Investment Tips Every Real Estate Investor Can Benefit From
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3 Investment Tips Every Real Estate Investor Can Benefit From

This past week went by fast. It was a fun filling weekend with my mom and my family. We took the kids to a Pirate show downtown Toronto. We even got my mom, who's usually serious, to dress up! My mom is my superhero. She's inspired me…
7 bookkeeping mistakes
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7 Bookkeeping Mistakes a Real Estate Agent (and All Taxpayers) Should Avoid

Many people asked me how I did it – writing blog posts every single week for the last 3.5 years, accumulating over 150 blog posts today.  Trust me, it hasn’t been easy. I look everywhere for materials that can be relevant to my followers,…

Judge Provides Interesting Comments During a Court Case on Unreported Condo Sale

I am not perfect.  I am far from perfect. A client of mine and I were in a self-learning seminar earlier this week.  I shared part of my everyday struggle with the group. At the end of the session, she said to me, "I didn’t know…
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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 Record a Proper AutoLog to Maximize Automobile Expense Deductions

I had an excellent week up north at a friend’s cottage. She recently bought a cottage so that her kids, raised in the city, could get to enjoy the outdoor and not be afraid of bugs and snakes and turtles. :) I got to slack off for a week…