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4 Most Asked Questions About Travel Expense Answered!

This week, I’m in the wonderful city of Edmonton. In my line of work, I don’t get to travel very often.  We may travel to attend conferences, but rarely we need to leave the comfort of our own home to visit different cities. When…
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How to Hire Your Children and Split Income Legitimately

It has been an exciting week here at my household. Both kids are off to school. Yep, both Robin and Bruce are officially in full-day Kindergarten. We got a letter from his school about Bruce’s class placement. He didn’t get into…
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Why Incorporate When You Can Invest in RRSP?

You may have already known, I am an accountant. This means that I have to look at numbers all the time. I have always been equipped with two monitors, one from my laptop and one extra monitor. Recently I had the opportunity to upgrade…
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How to Pay Zero Personal Tax and Receive $30K Income Every Year

The first time I’ve heard of Jesse Itzler was at the Grant Cardone 10x Event earlier this year. Erwin and I were so fascinated by his speech and I immediately ordered his New York Times Best Selling book, Living with a Seal and the book…
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Quit Your Job With Just Two Rental Properties

It was Erwin’s birthday the past weekend.  He just turned 40.  We went out with a bunch of friends to this place that we could do archery, throw some knives and axes as well, it was so much fun!  His big 40th birthday…
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How to Split Income From Your Real Estate Portfolio Under the New Income Splitting Rule

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! It has been quite a week getting back from the sunny south to this winter wonderland. I just had a great conversation with my tax mentor, a retired partner at Deloitte to discuss the possibility of…
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3 Short Videos on How to Pay Less Tax and Stay on the Right Side of the Tax Man

Snowstorms, extreme cold weather alerts, school closures, kids sick… those are just a few things that we, Canadians, have battled with this past week. Kids ain't afraid of the cold. Had so much fun making snow angel and sleeping in the…
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Grow Real Estate Portfolio and Get Asset Protection Without Losing Sleep at Night

It was Saturday morning and I was still sore very sort from the work out the previous week. I started browsing the yoga classes schedule available to do some stretching and realized that there was a kids’ yoga class for 5 years old and…
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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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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…