Category Archive: The Rocks in the Road

Jul 23

Being cheap can cost you.

Well, if you live in Edmonton, you’ve probably heard of Oliver Gardens condo complex. If not, the brief summary is the complex was recently hit with a 2.1 Million dollar special assessment due September 1 of this year. That averages out to about $45,000/unit. The media, of course, is having a field day talking about …

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Jul 17

The price of profiteering

You’ve probably heard about the drought in Alberta. It’s a legitimate concern for many people as crop production is way down over last year. For some, this has been seen as an opportunity for profit, big profit. Unfortunately, this short term profiteering could have long term consequences. First off, let me say that you need to …

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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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Aug 21

Where’s the pain?

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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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Aug 07

Two sides to Termination

My property manager was let go today. I’d like to say I didn’t see it coming, but I’m afraid that’s not the case. Ironically, I thought she’d be fired because she was putting in a lot of extra effort, and I could see this happening (though that’s not the official version of course). About a …

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Jul 10

The cheese is gone

I just caught the tail end of an HBO documentary called “Hard Times:lost on long island” which followed four familiis as they struggle with the downturn in the US economy. I must say it brought back some troublesome memories. I remember well being unemployed for several years, wondering where the money for food was going …

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Jul 09

Conversion rates

Ever wonder how many people who attend a “life changing seminar” ever actually change? What kind of “return on investment” drives all those late night infomercials and seminars? Well, the truth is, all these ads you see to change your life work on less than a 2% conversion rate. That doesn’t mean that 2% of …

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Jun 21

Server Upgrades

Over the past couple of days, we’ve been upgrading the servers. This has lead to some downtime, but I think the transition is mainly complete now… Bear with us as we work out some of the kinks that have arisen by the transition. Let me know if you spot anything that doesn’t seem to be …

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Jun 06

Coming to terms with yourself

There comes a time in most people’s lives when they need to come to terms with the fact that they are they can’t continue doing things the same way anymore. The reason behind this can be varied, a lifestyle change, getting older, divorced, death, car accidfinal financial meltdown, etc. For me, it was a physical …

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