Helping Frustrated Renters Become HAPPY Homeowners

Putting billionaires in their place

There’s been a lot of chatter recently about the wealth being accumulated by the likes of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet and others.   “Tax the billionaires!” “Share their wealth!” The cries are crescendo-ing.   The...

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Assets or Liabilities?

Today we introduce another habit from our book Money Habits for Success: 33 Actions to Succeed and Prosper . . . in any Economy. The words “Assets” and “Liabilities” are among the most misunderstood and misused in our society. It is not uncommon, for example, for your...

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Reflections on a pandemic’s silver lining

Reflections on a Pandemic As we approach reopening our lives, now a mere week away (I know I’m jumping the gun here a bit, but we’ve already surpassed the benchmark target to reopen July 1), I’m sure you’re as excited as I am to get back much of what we’ve been...

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Mentor or mentee?

What are you expert at? Tough question, or easy one? I’m confident that most of us who have spent more than a few years on this planet have become pretty good at something. Life experiences shape us, and, to the extent that those experience repeat themselves, we...

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Know your income!

The Subject line on this morning’s post from Rich Dad Academy said “Get Rich? First Know Your Income.” I said, “Amen.” Because, my mind went immediately to a concern I have, reflected in at least half the applications I get for rent 2 own. Then it also wandered to the...

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Mortgage rules stiffen again: What it means for you

The shock on the other end is palpable—I can almost see the expression on people’s faces through the phone lines! What? I make $80,000 a year and can’t qualify for a single-family home? Nope! An $80,000 income qualifies you for about a $360,000 property. Single-family...

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How to become debt free quickly

How to become debt free quickly A year ago I posted the introduction to my book Money Habits for Success: 33 Actions to Survive and Prosper . . . in any Economy. Personally, I thought that that Introduction to the book was one of the best pieces of writing I’d ever...

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What kind of a home can you qualify for?

Inspired by an article in the Globe and Mail entitled “What does 700k (The national average house price) buy you across Canada?” I decided to compare for this blog post’s readers, what a representative amount might get you across our rent to own territory. What to...

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Bathing in the forest

Shinrin-yoku It’s a Japanese word, loosely translated into the English as “forest bathing.” It’s a concept I was introduced to a couple of weeks back by my hiking partner. We were out on a gorgeous Saturday—our sunniest, warmest day of the year so far. I’d suggested...

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Expanding our reach — again

Expanding the Valley – again! When Fraser Valley Rent 2 own began operating in 2011, our name said it all. We were servicing the Fraser Valley. That meant, for us, Surrey to Hope. It was a great opportunity, as there were not many rent-to-own providers servicing...

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