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 you …

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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 working …

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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 thing. …

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