Category Archive: Lifestyle

Oct 24

Can you beat the index?

We’ve often been told that 75% of professional money managers fail to consistantly beat the index, so what chance does “the little guys” like you and me have of making money in the market. While there are advantages that money managers have, there are several reasons why I think an individual can do better than actively …

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Jun 23

What did you expect?

We’ve all heard the stats…75% of money managers fail to beat the market, yet we continue to pour more money into them. I often get asked by others to help them find a place, buy some stocks, or start a business…which usually turns into “can you just do it all for me”. We as a …

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Jun 19

Know thyself

One of the questions I’m often asked is… If I buy your book, do you guarantee I’ll be rich? to which I answer… No, if you buy my book I guarantee you’ll be $25 poorer. My book, like every other “how to” book ever written can’t make you rich, because nothing anyone says or shows …

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Jul 24

A key to success – smell the roses

When people look at my background (multiple business owner, self employed, investor, real estate, family, volunteering, etc) they tend to assume I’m a very busy person. The media is full of the “you must commit every moment of your day to achieve success” message. When I started, that was probably fairly true, I worked quite …

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Jun 02

Too much information

As an owner of a design company, you have to own a lot of fonts. When I started out, I had hundreds, if not thousands. Over the years, I’ve acquired many more to the point that I now have over 25,000. Some people may think this is a good thing but, in reality, it’s more …

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Aug 21

Where’s the pain?

I’ve recently been working with a government agency to place tenants. It’s a very good deal. They screen the tenants, pay the rent, guarantee the condition of the place, periodically inspect the place, call at least once a month to ensure I’ve gotten payment and that there are no issues, and will help evict the …

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Jul 17

Money can be replaced

At some point in your life, you’re going to go through a bad patch. With me, it seems to happen every seven years or so (or so it seems). With my friends, it can happen more or less often. It could be a relationship implodes, loss of a job, bad luck, whatever… There are going …

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Mar 05

Investing professionally

I was having lunch the other day with a friend. We got to talking about our kids and his son, who is about to enter university is contemplating careers. One of the things his son was thinking about was becoming a professional real estate investor. Ultimately, it sounds like the dream career…not a lot of …

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Jan 22

You’re not your tenant’s mother

The secret to a good relationship is not trying to change someone. People don’t change. Many a marriage have ended because people thought they could change their partner. The same thing goes for the landlord/tenant relationship. Once you’ve don’t your tenant screening, you have to accept them for who they are. If they are messy, …

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Oct 31

You need to work to procrastinate

I hate working. I don’t know to many people who don’t either. The difference is, I’ve made it my mission to procrastinate as much as possible. The problem is, I’ve got a lot of kids, rental properties, and businesses to take care of…yet I still want time to goof off. Most people are amazed at …

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