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How to Turn Cash Back Incentive into Tax-Free Money

Did you all have a great long weekend? Canada Day long weekend is always special in our family. My wedding anniversary is on this weekend, while my son’s birthday is also close enough that we all get to celebrate everything all at…
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4 Shocking Tax Mistakes Killing Your Real Estate Investments

Rich Dad Poor Dad is the legendary book that got both Erwin and me started in the journey of real estate investing. So, when my mother-in-law attended a Rich Dad Poor Dad workshop in Hong Kong recently, I was surprised.  In the…
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How to Write Off 100% of Your Car and Save $22,826 of Tax Immediately

Raptors won! It was a nice surprise to hear “let’s go Raptors” when they’re playing in Oakland, Golden State Warriors’ home court. It gave me chills when I saw online that there were a dozen of Raptors fan gather in Golden…
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Why Cheat on Tax When You Can Get the Money Back Legitimately

It was such an exciting experience to finally speak on Realtor Quest’s stage on Thursday.  I wouldn’t say that I was sharing a stage with Gary Vaynerchuk, but hey, my picture is on the same page as his on the promotional material! Of…
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Why Robert Kiyosaki said Everyone Needs to Know Accounting to Achieve Financial Freedom

Raptors won last night at Game 5 and I’m in a great mood today. When everyone expected them to lose, they came out with a win in an away game at Milwaukee.  It’s almost as if we broke the curse. They didn’t start off the series…
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7 Best Back-Office Practices A Real Estate Investor Should Adopt – Part 2

It’s Ontario’s budget date.  When the Federal budget was released, the message from the Fed was to spend, spend and spend. Ontario, however, has a pre-budget message to cut, cut and cut.  Cutting taxes and cutting…
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7 Best Back-Office Practices A Real Estate Investor Should Adopt – Part 1 

I saw this post a while ago on my FB feed.  A friend of mine wanted to “stop” Doug Ford to cut OSAP.  It’s old news now, cutting teachers is the new news.  😉 Most of us only read the news from its title/headline.  If…
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The Ugly Truth About CRA HST New Housing Rebates

My dad, being the grandpa, hadn’t seen my kids for years, until last month. My kids are just three and four years old, and they don’t know any better.  When we go shopping at a store, they generally don’t ask to get anything. When…
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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 Maximize HST Claims When Purchasing a New Vehicle

My cousin got married in May 2016 in Hong Kong. Robin was 2.5 years old, and Bruce was 10-month-old at the time. We would have cramped in a less than 800 square foot condo one bathroom with a total of 4 adults and two kids with my family…