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6 Simple Ways to Create Freedom that Works for Real Estate Investors

I had a rare and candid business conversation with my dad and Erwin one night. He asked us about our numbers and how our businesses are structured. He was fascinated that we could be away for two weeks while our businesses are still running…
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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…
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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 &…
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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…
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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…