Quitting my government job was the best decision of my life

Why Quitting my Engineering Career was the Best Decision

Many people have been asking why I gave up my engineering career in the government.  It took me over six years of hustling to work my way up to the dream engineering projects, these dream projects was a secret goal of mine since graduating from engineering.  My government position also had room for career progression, personal growth, and travelling opportunities.  It also…

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Inspiring Interview with Emily Chan on her Real Estate Journey

Hello Financial Nirvana Mama community, It’s a great pleasure to introduce you to Emily Chan, an entrepreneur by heart and a childhood friend.  She’s a mother, business owner, real estate investor, and a stock investor.  If you were around in the 1980s, you may recognize her from an internet commercial with her mom or the…

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in Small Towns

Nice properties in nice areas with good cash flow were getting harder and harder to find in my home town of Ottawa. Frustrated with the lack of inventory, I decided to look deeper into my native province, Saskatchewan, thousands of kilometers away. At the time, a particular small town in Saskatchewan was hopping with work…

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Interview with Daria Hill on her Journey to Reaching her Financial Nirvana!

Hello FNM Community! It’s a great pleasure to introduce you to an amazing woman I recently connected with in the past year. Her name is Daria Hill and she has had many accomplishments including being featured on Income Property with Scott McGillivray, taking on renovations DIY-style while on maternity leave and buying another investment property…

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10 Easy Steps to Building Your Real Estate Investment Business Plan

Eight years ago, I struggled to write a simple business plan for my real estate investment business.  I found some examples on the internet that looked really cool and impressive, but after diving into them, they ended up costing me a lot of time BECAUSE they were too complicated!  Not only were the plans 100…

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6 Must Read Books for Real Estate Investors

There are literally hundreds of books out there on real estate investing, and I’ve probably read most of them!  My criteria for top books are ones that offer immense guidance, motivation and actionable content that can be referred to again and again.  To save you a ton of money and time, I wanted to share…

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What You Need to Know Before you Buy Your Next Investment Property

Bad tenants, large maintenance bills, and insurance claims all piled up to over $90k in damages on my first investment property. It was not what I had planned. When I started real estate investing, I went straight for the deals where the numbers crunched out perfectly. But, I soon learned numbers weren’t the only consideration. After…

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What Batman can Teach you about Real Estate Investing and Working Full Time (Mom’s Perspective)

Another day, another dollar… now off to the Batcave! How did Bruce Wayne do it? Billionaire industrialist, philanthropist, and a caped crusader by night. Where does he find the time? Like Bruce Wayne, I have been living a double – no wait – triple life for many years. Living this life was not easy, but it…

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It’s True: You Really Can Juggle Twins, Real Estate and a Full time job and Here’s How…

I was honored to be interviewed by Breakthrough Real Estate Investing, a podcast on iTunes dedicated to real estate investing. Click here and here’s what you’ll learn: How to juggle a full time job, twin girls and a large real estate portfolio The ins and outs of investing in different provinces What to look for when evaluating…

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Tenant with a Grow-Op pays FREE Rent – How to Avoid this! – Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Poor owner had a grow-up on her rental property and couldn’t evict the tenant out! I shared my views and tips on how to mitigate this on Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine news,check out the article: Grow-op case stirs Angers Amongst Landlords  

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