Archive for the “Vancouver” category

Real Estate Investing

015th Feb 2012Canadians, Real Estate, Retirement, Savings, Vancouver, Vancouver Real Estate Bubble

I came across an interesting graph which outlines real estate investing timing.

This was originally published in 2008 and it is extremely logical.

Makes me wonder why as people we can sometimes be so illogical.

In any case, have a look and enjoy.

As always feedback and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Real Estate Timing

Canadian housing bubble

07th Dec 2011Canadians, Real Estate, Vancouver, Vancouver Real Estate Bubble

Those who do not believe Canada is in a housing bubble needs to examine the underlying fundamentals.

Key Traits of Successful People

026th Oct 2011Canadians, Direct Sales, Income, MLM, Money, Network Marketing, Online Income, Vancouver, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Great article in Huffington Post about the  common traits of successful people.

Definitely worth a read and consideration.

Which character traits do you need to have if you want to work effectively and get ahead? The answer depends, to some extent, on the kind of work you do — but there’s one trait that everyone needs to have if they want to succeed, and that’s trustworthiness. Technically, it’s not so much being trustworthy, but being perceived as trustworthy, that matters. You can be as honest, fair, and reliable as the day is long, but if nobody else sees you that way, it won’t help you.

When your boss doesn’t trust you, you don’t get key assignments, promotions or the latitude to do things your own way and take risks. When your colleagues and employees don’t trust you, you don’t get their best effort, or all the information you need from them to make good decisions.

If you want other people to believe that you are trustworthy, you should be aware that you may be seriously undermining that belief if you appear to lack self-control. New research shows that people just won’t trust you when you seem like you might have a willpower problem. If you think about it, this makes a lot of intuitive sense. We trust people because we know that when things get hard, or when it might be tempting for them to put their own interests first, they’ll resist temptation and do what’s right.

Studies show that when you engage in behaviors that are indicative of low self-control, your trustworthiness is diminished. In other words, all those things you know you shouldn’t do — smoking, overeating, impulsive spending, being lazy, late, disorganized, excessively emotional or having a quick temper — may be even worse for you than you ever realized, because of the collateral damage they are doing to your reputation.

So if you want to be trusted, you’re going to have to conquer these trust saboteurs. To do that, you’ll need to understand how willpower really works, and how you can get your hands on some more of it.

The Secret to Earning Trust: Willpower



Should I rent or buy a home?

024th Oct 2011Canadians, Freedom, Market crash, Money, Real Estate, Savings, Vancouver, Vancouver Real Estate Bubble

Interesting and useful calculator to explore the pros and cons of buying vs renting.

Extremely useful tool to use prior to taking the plunge in the current Vancouver Market.



Should I rent or buy a home?

Calculators | Investor Education Fund.


Wait out the storm – Renting

015th Oct 2011Real Estate, Vancouver, Vancouver Real Estate Bubble, , ,

Waiting out the coming storm in the Vancouver Real Estate market is an option many are considering.

Even global TV has finally discovered renting 😉