Does Commercial Real Estate fit in YOUR portfolio?

Mar 06, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
  Have you ever wondered who owns that office building on the corner? Or the mall with your favourite coffee shop? It could be your neighbour. It’s not unusual for a lawyer, accountant or local entrepreneur to hold real estate as part of their portfolio...
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Is it a holiday if you're worrying about paying for it?

Mar 06, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
  Can you REALLY call it a holiday if you’re worrying about how to pay for it?   I’m writing this ahead of time so when you read it, I’ll actually be on a beach with my family getting some much-needed vitamin D and making memories.   Everyone needs time...
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Make space for inspiration and impact

Mar 06, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
I’m ready to get away. My husband, youngest son and I are heading south to the sun for March Break. Oh, I LOVE living in our multi-season hemisphere. But this winter’s frigid cold has settled itself deep into my bones. We seem to get snow storm after...
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Entrepreneurship: Is it worth the risk?

Mar 05, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
You’ve probably seen those quotes that float around on social media… “I would rather work 16 hours for myself than 8 hours for someone else.”  “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” (credited to Lori Greiner...
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You down with IPP? Here’s why you should be…

Feb 20, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
Maybe I’m dating myself here, but I always found that 1991 Naughty by Nature tune “O.P.P.” pretty catchy. “You down with OPP (Yeah you know me)…” The rest of the lyrics aren’t appropriate to reprint here, but when I first learned about IPPs early in my...
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Financially Derailed by Divorce

Feb 13, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
I know, I know. Why would I write about divorce the day before Valentine’s Day? That’s just mean.   Well, to be honest, I wrote last week about trying to find detours around the roadblocks we encounter on the road to financial freedom. Divorce is definitely...
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Do you have enough?

Feb 07, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
I’m re-booting the concept of ‘having enough’ today, for a few reasons… …It’s January, and you’re probably thinking about finding ‘enough’ to pay off the holidays AND make contributions that will benefit your 2018 tax situation. …I’ve been reading some...
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Big Financial Detours: when you need a new map

Feb 06, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
When I ask them about it, my clients and prospective clients offer lots of different ideas around why and how they would enjoy being ‘wealthy’. Of course, ‘wealthy’ means different things to different people, but I do see a common thread around security...
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What the Wealthy are doing

Jan 23, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
One of the most important shifts I see happening in conversations with clients is the changing ATTITUDE toward building wealth. Wealth is starting to be seen as a tool to enjoy more experiences, design a satisfying lifestyle and effect change. ‘Wealth’...
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Resolve to get active – in growing your wealth!

Jan 17, 2019 |Colleen O’ Connell-Campbell
It seems like everybody I know has started wearing a fitness watch. These things make it super easy to watch your activity level, remind yourself to stretch and count your steps. I can see the advantage of setting regular reminders that prompt you to...
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