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Furnishing Small Spaces: How to make the most of the space you have

Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to furnish a a couple small space apartments: The Paintbox Studio & The glorified Bachelor. For today’s post I will focus on the Bachelor! The bachelor is in one of our new rental properties. It is the basement apartment and basically has 3 rooms: bedroom, kitchen & bathroom. While…

Tips for Home Organization

Productivity. Happiness. Success. A Stress free life! This is what home organization can do for us! All of these things hold so much importance for most of us, which is why we place a big emphasis on organization. I used to be able to be able to enjoy working in a slightly messy workspace. Or…

DEBT TO FREEDOM

A life full of travel, wonderful experiences, financial freedom and time with family & friends. What do you dream of? Proper planning, goal setting and financial management will help you to achieve a strong sense of freedom in your life. Sometimes you may think that living life “freely” or being “carefree” will give you freedom…

Work from Home: Office on a Budget

Shortly after we moved into our new Toronto townhome and realized we would be working from home, we decided to dedicate an area to a home office. At first we thought we would use space in our bedroom loft, but as we got more into planning we realized we could maximize on the unused closet…

Simple Storage Solutions, on a Budget

You know those beautiful closet set ups that just make you go, “ooh, ahh!” Or the before and after photos of pantry organization? I just love seeing those when I’m scrolling through Instagram for inspiration. What I don’t love is the cost that is often associated with making such a drastic change. When it came…

The Choices We Make Define Us

“Thoughts create our feelings. Feelings drive our actions. Actions create our results” Happy Friday Friends! Beautiful sunny day in Toronto. Perfect day to do some early spring cleaning, organizing and even more “settling in” at our new townhome. At the beginning of the month we moved from our 1 bedroom basement apartment to a much…

“Let’s Talk!” Starting a Podcast – pt 2

Hi Friends! Thank you for checking out this post on Starting a Podcast, with Amanda Narula. If you haven’t read pt 1 – you can read it HERE! As mentioned in pt 1 – I was fortunate enough to be asked to join Amanda Narula and Shriya Dayal, as a guest speaker on their podcast…

“Let’s Talk!” Starting a Podcast – pt 1

So it is a rainy Thursday in October, the perfect kind of day to cozy up with a nice warm blanket, old movie and the perfect cup of tea. Or should I say…Chai?! A little while ago I was fortunate to be interviewed on the podcast “Hold My Chai”. Started by Shriya Dayal & Amanda…

Part 3: Love, Money & Marriage.

So here we were, planning our lives and talking about everything good we wanted to do. But like most relationships, the longer you are together the more your flaws start to show – those true colours that we so often like to keep hidden away in the beginning of a relationship. Not always a bad…

365 Days Gratitude Challenge

Hello and happy Wednesday! Almost at the end of September and already feeling that urge to refresh, rejuvenate and re-start. I have been thinking about my mindset for a while now, and trying to learn ways to stay more positive, more grateful and just generally more happy. I catch myself somedays feeling easily frustrated, irritated…

About the Author

Welcome to Compound Dreams! What I do. All through high school & University I placed a strong focus on the food service industry. When I met my partner Stanley back in 2015, he introduced me to the world of Real Estate & Investing! From serving plates to –> Real Estate, I have recently joined Stanley…

The Difference between an A lender and B lender

Hello! Welcome to a quick lesson on the ABC’s of Lending. Growing up, all I knew were the usual suspects when it came to banks. Canada’s Big Five Banks: Toronto Dominion (TD), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). I remember…

“Let’s Talk!” Investing in Stocks

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday I hope you have had an enjoyable and productive weekend. I am super excited to be able to share this post with you all. This is our first post in the “Let’s Talk!” Blog Series. The Q & A for this post was with an old friend and colleague (let’s call…

25 TIPS: To Change your Spending Habits

Hi Friends! It is a beautiful sunny Saturday and I’ve been busy working on a post to give us all some Financial Motivation. Here are 25 (low cost or NO cost) Tips to help you Change your Spending Habits. If you’ve been to Compound Dreams before, you’ll know that I am all about changing your…

A Catalyst for Change

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THE WORLD? I’ve been asking myself this very question over the past few weeks. Ever since my cousin sent me the video of Ahmaud Arbery being chased down, shot and killed. This shooting precedes the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot by police officers, in her own home. And…

JV on the Rocks, Please!

Well, now that I’ve got your attention, in this post I will briefly be covering Joint Venture (JV) Agreements. But feel free to pour a drink and enjoy the read! JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS: WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY WORK & HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU Joint Ventures (JV) are agreements between 2 or more parties…

“Let’s Talk!” Blog Series

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to tell you about the upcoming posts series that I am working on at Compound Dreams. WHAT YOU TALKIN’ BOUT?I will be interviewing people who have insights and advice to share about their experiences with investments, real estate, finances, debt management, planning and goal setting. I am always looking…

I’m Ready to Start Changing My Life… Is it Too Late?

So if you’re like me, you are ready to kick those bad habits, bring on new challenges and are ready to reinvent your life. But, are you too late?Is 35 too late to do it? How about after you already have a family, kids and a mortgage? What if you have some consumer debt that…

Simple Steps to Planning

Hello and Happy Friday! This is my very first post on the topic of planning. This post is simple, to the point but will be elaborated on in future posts. For now I just wanted to share our steps to planning and achieving our goals. My partner, Stan, is a very systematic person. His decision…

Daily Practice of Gratitude and Appreciation

Hi Friends! Before we start, let’s take a moment to list 3 things that we are grateful for right now…For me, while I am about to write this blog my 3 things are:1. The time I have to write2. My son, Benny3. The lovely BBQ I have planned for lunch today The things we express…

15 Daily Habits: Kick Start Your Plan for Change

At Compound Dreams we are firm believers in creating good habits that will help to propel us into the people we want to be. Daily habits are often small, easy to create/start and are things we can actively work on. The great thing about daily habits is that you can start them NOW. No waiting,…

Investing 101: Invest in You

The first & most important thing to do is, invest in YOU! We know that there is no limit to how much you can invest in yourself. And we aren’t talking just in terms of money. We all have unlimited potential within ourselves to do amazing things. There is a reason we have our dreams…