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80% of Success is Showing Up & 2 Podcasts on Incorporating

From the beginning of this year, I’ve always gotten up early for work. But more recently I’ve been getting up earlier for my Miracle Morning challenge.   For most weeks, I managed to go to the Crossfit classes twice a week.  Some…
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Try this Little Known Secret to Stress Test your Portfolio for Interest Rate Hikes & a 2-Step Test to Determine Your Working Relationship as Subcontractor or Employee

We finally managed to purchase a new rental property and take advantage of the equity in our properties. We signed the mortgage paper on our refinancing and new rental property purchase yesterday. And then Bank of Canada finally announced…

How to Calculate Capital Cost Allowance - Part 1

I was away with the Rock Star team last week at an entrepreneur conference in Cleveland.   Dan Kennedy, the host, is a successful businessman and the guru in direct response marketing.   The conference was all about the business…
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6 Lessons I Learned from My 14th Tax Season

Last week was a hectic week for me.  I presented at my client, Martin Kuev’s Meet Up group in Vaughan, educating over 40 investors on whether they should incorporate to own their rental portfolio or not. If you are interested in learning…

Why Incorporation is the Way to Go for High-Earning Realtors

It was nice spending time meeting so many great people at Realtor Quest 2017 and the Rock Star Inner Circle member event. Despite the business of my schedule last week, I managed to take my Sunday off with my two lovely kids. Robin asked…
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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…

Another Court Case of Principal Residence Exemption Gone Wrong

Recently, we’ve got friends and families approaching us for advice on real estate investing. One of our closest relatives, a couple of two high income individuals each earning over 6 figures, asked us where they could go next. They currently…

Little Known Tax Impact of Refinancing Your Properties

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it” ~ Napolean Hill. Although I didn’t grow up in a wealthy family, my parents worked extremely hard to provide everything we wanted in our lives for us. As…
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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…