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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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How to Maximize Return on Investment Using Savings & Line of Credit

A bunch of our friends and I started a small charity a few years ago. Did you know… 37% of Hamilton children go hungry over the holidays. Our goal was to provide holiday dinners to people who’re in need. We fed over one thousand…
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6 Little Known Facts About Structuring Joint Venture Deal in Real Estate

Back to school week! My daughter is in Junior Kindergarten this year. Since she had been in half day daycare five days a week last year, I didn’t expect to get emotional when she’s off to the full-day kindergarten on Tuesday. I…
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Contractors: Here’s a Quick Guide to Progress Billing

Thank you for the overwhelming feedback for my last week’s blog post about my dad. I am extremely grateful to be able to share such an inspiring life story. I consider myself as a gritty person because I have the best examples in my life…
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If You Can Read ABC You Can Become a Millionaire: A Tribute to The Grittiest Role Model in My Life

Summer is fun. It is fun taking the kids around town to enjoy different activities. Summer is also about learning as well. I learned about Grit this summer, and my kids learned how to swim. And I used what I learned from Grit: The Power of…
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5 HST Planning Tips for Developers and Builders

This summer has been tough. A close client passed away suddenly at the age of 52, leaving his wife, his children, his family, friends and JV partners all in shock. At the visitation of his funeral, packed with his friends and families,…
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Four Powerful Reasons You Should Hire Professionals to Setup Corporation

Happy belated Canada Day. I always feel extremely blessed on Canada Day. I immigrated to Canada 20 years ago, have been a citizen for about 16 years now.  I am blessed to live in this country, enjoy the natural beauty and the freedom…
What Everybody Should Know About Doug Ford's Tax Change
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What Everybody Should Know About Doug Ford's Tax Change

Joanne and I, and 80 other entrepreneurs spent two days at the Rock Star Entrepreneur Summit in Oakville. Over the past few years, I've attended at least five different conferences. I'm just blown away by how practical the information is…
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 &…