How to Smith Maneuver, Tax Advantages of Owning a Tesla, Personal Real Estate Corporations with Cherry Chan

Greetings, my fellow wealth hackers!!

Does anyone actually like moving? I mean selling their house, buying another and moving.  

I’ve had guests on this show who’ve moved 10 or more times which has proven a great way for them to make money but not for me. I enjoy stability.

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We moved into our new house on Monday, and it’s been awesome. 

Our master bedroom faces east, so we wake up to the sun shining into our window and our newly renovated master ensuite bathroom.

Cherry and I are often in a hurry, so we tore out the single sink vanity and corner tub and replaced them with a wider vanity with two sinks and expanded the shower to about 5 feet by 3.5 feet. FYI 3.5 feet is the minimum width of a hallway. 

The original shower was enclosed with a shower curtain; we replaced it with glass, so the sun shines on us while in the shower – A great way to shower and get vitamin D!

What about privacy, you say? Do we just leave the bathroom window shades open?

We can as we don’t have a back neighbour and the house backs onto a pond which we are really enjoying. 

The view is great, and I enjoy just standing there, feeling like I’m in nature and watching the ducks.

I like having my bedroom face east, so I also stuck both kids in the other bedroom that faces east 🙂

Unfortunately, that happens to be the smallest bedroom in the house, about 10×10, so they’re in bunk beds which they think is great – Damn IKEA bunk beds that took me half a day to assemble, lol. 

Since we can’t travel for March Break in April, we’re opening the pool this weekend, so the kids have something to do over the break. 

No idea how this will work out, but I figure we’ll just crank the heater, and hopefully, in two days, the water will be warm enough, so my body doesn’t go into shock.  

Definitely interesting times we live in, and I’m grateful to be a wealth hacker: a small business owner, real estate investor, stock hacker, and registered charity operator so I can stay busy, make money, and help people. 

I hope you’re all staying healthy and if you need help to stay or become a wealth hacker, simply join our email list so you can take advantage of our free training and free virtual tours or join our Truth About Real Estate Forum, which we are in the middle of creating. 

It doesn’t exist yet, but it will soon, and when it does, our email list will know so they can interact, bounce ideas off of like-minded wealth hackers.

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Speaking of events, Saturday, April 17th, is our next iWIN meeting, all virtual so you can tune in while wearing your pyjamas!!

The topics include, “What is the best side hustle?” as my friend Chris Hook who has tried them all, real estate, essential oils multi-level marketing, ecomm / selling stuff made in China on Amazon, and of course, Stock Hacking.  He’s going to share the realities of each.

Also, we have the co-founder of Life at Key, Daniel Dubois, our guest from the previous podcast, ex Airbnb executive and how his new real estate business allows folks to buy real estate for as little as 2.5% down, about $15,000 on average.

I know I’m super excited to learn more about how he’s made this possible for so many people struggling to get into real estate in this crazy market!

How to Smith Maneuver, Tax Advantages of Owning a Tesla, Personal Real Estate Corporations with Cherry Chan

Now on to this week’s guest, my wife, Real Estate Accountant Cherry Chan, CPA, CA.

We covered a wide range of topics, e.g. what investments work based on the tax returns her team is preparing, how to maximize tax savings on mortgage interest on your home, why buying an electric vehicle like a Tesla makes financial sense from a tax standpoint, what it’s like being a crazy entrepreneur married to a crazy entrepreneur and so much more.

FYI, Cherry will be our May iWIN Meeting keynote speaker presenting in detail how to maximize your returns using the Smith Maneuver as requested, and I hope to see you there!

Enjoy the show!

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