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4 Simple Ways to Solve the Canadian Housing Issue

A few months ago, I saw a piece of artwork at Queens Quay park.  The artist was expressing the ideal of “everyone is entitled to have a place to live” through this art piece. Erwin and I are currently in Hong Kong with the kids. Yep,…
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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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The Secret of Understanding Canadian Real Estate Market

A single parking space in Hong Kong has sold for $765,000 according to this Toronto Star article. $765K Canadian Dollars! My parents bought a couple of parking spots in Hong Kong for self-use for $367K late last year. Of course, my…

The Proposed Tax Changes Won't Affect the Most Wealthiest Canadians

Recently I have been taking some portrait classes. When I was a teenager, one of my favourite things to do was to draw and paint. I did a lot of that in school.  At one point, I applied to become an architect, instead of an accountant.…
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#MeToo and Update on the Proposed Tax Change

Most of you have already heard of the sexual harassment stories of Harvey Weinstein, the powerful American film producer, who allegedly used his position to sexually harass and assault many actresses. Many actresses spoke up about Harvey…
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2 Steps to Counter the Proposed Tax Changes Now

We had a rare big family gathering last weekend, as Erwin’s cousin and his family visited from Hong Kong. One of Erwin’s younger cousins is planning his wedding for the coming year.  They are planning to have their wedding at a golf…
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Everything You Need to Know About Paper Flipping/Assignments Taxation

I am so grateful that we have organizations like Fraser Institute, calling out the government’s lies.   If you go to their site, they have a lot of great research available - https://www.fraserinstitute.org/ Their latest report released…

Make Your Voice Heard & My 3 Favourite Books From This Summer

Doing Power Clean at my regular Rock Star Crossfit class at Radix Performance Centre this week. 85lbs x 2 reps for 8 min Every Min on the Min. According to Erwin, I should be lifting more than this. :) If you don’t…

Open Letter to the Finance Minister Regarding the Proposed Tax Changes

If you have not heard of the proposed small business changes put forth by our Finance Minister in July, you can find out more about it on these two blog posts I wrote previously. Unfair Proposed Tax Changes Entrepreneurs Need to Know About The…