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4 Tax Lessons Every Small Business Owner Needs to Follow

Recently I had a couple of gatherings with my old accounting firm colleagues.   Back in the day, in order to get licensed we were required to work in an accounting firm to get experience.  Many of the junior staff were indeed fresh grads…
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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…

How to Deduct Home Office Expenses for Real Estate Investors [REVISITED with CRA latest UPDATE]

I’ve shared on my blogs a few times about my involvement in helping out with a charity called the Hamilton Basket Brigade. We raise money, purchase groceries and assemble them into baskets that we donate to local Hamilton families who are…
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5 Tips to Determine Whether You Should Setup a 3 Tiered Corporate Structure to Own Your Business & Rental Portfolio

January came and went. So has February. For those of you who are wondering if I am still sticking with my 4:30am wake up time, it’s getting bigger and better. March and April are the busiest time of the year as a public accountant.…
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How to Take Cash Out from Your Corporation and Lower Your Tax Liability?

Happy belated Valentine’s Day to all of you. Erwin and I had a very uneventful Valentine’s day. We spent the day resting at home, trying to rest and recover from our illnesses. I got a very nice present from him – a MUSE headband…
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How to Understand the Canadian Personal Tax System & 3 Successful Factors that can Change your Life

I signed up to commit to a 21-day challenge to wake up at 4:30am every morning for 21 working days. Most of you probably think I am crazy. You might be thinking waking up at 4:30am is not possible. I have to admit that it was tough…
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HST Quick Method: A Simple Secret for Keeping More Money in Your Pocket

It was holiday season and it’s always great time to get together with friends & families. We had four straight days of partying and now we are back to work. For our kids, this is the best time of the year as they receive so many…
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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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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 Deduct Home Office Expenses for the Self-Employed

(Our last group workout at Radix Performance in Oakville. Source.) A few of my friends become first time moms recently. Being a new mom is not easy. Your body has to heal. You have to learn to breastfeed and you now have another life…