Entries by By Mirey Faema

Canadian Tax Return Series: What Can Actors Claim?

Vancouver has a very successful entertainment industry and as a result is the home of many actors and actresses. For a lot of people in the acting community what you can and cannot claim as a tax deduction can be very confusing as urban legends about possible expenses tend to run rampant throughout the city. […]

Canadian Tax Return Series

As Homeroom braces itself for another busy season of filing tax returns we thought now was a good time to write a few posts aimed at helping answer some of those tricky questions that a lot of individuals ask when filing their returns. Over the course of the next month we will aim to; Clear […]

Top 5 Crowdfunding Tips

Rewards based crowdfunding is an exciting new way for entrepreneurs to obtain the funds they need to launch their business, new products or services. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to collect many small amounts of money from a large number of people. In return supporters are provided […]

5 Ways to Stay Productive in the Summer

Last week while sitting inside our office, during the first warm, sunny day we have experienced in a long time, it was extremely hard to focus on work. All we wanted to do was quit for the day and run to the beach. Unfortunately we can’t quit when the sun comes out because our business […]

Homeroom Client of the Month: G.H. Street Development Ltd.

This month’s client of the month is Greg Street owner of G.H. Street Development Ltd a family run construction and project management company primarily based in Vancouver. G.H. Street Development Ltd has been serving the Vancouver area for close to 30 years. During that time they have completed many large and small scale projects including: renovations, new homes, custom homes, […]

Spotlight on Mirey Faema- Homeroom’s Communications Guru

Originally from Brisbane, Australia Mirey has been a member of the Homeroom Team since May 2013. She brings with her a degree in Public Relations & Journalism as well as several years of global work experience in marketing communications and as a freelance writer. If you happen to catch her during business hours (or even […]

Homeroom Client of the Month: The Hive Bouldering Gym

This month’s client of the month is Andrew Coffey owner of  The Hive, Vancouver’s only Bouldering Gym. Apart from being an amazing Homeroom client Andrew has been an avid climber since the tender age of 14 and has greatly contributed to the Vancouver climbing community. The Hive’s philosophy is that ‘Everyone is a Climber’ and that […]

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Last week we discussed who could benefit from, and the pro’s and con’s of, opening a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)  and the week before we discussed Registered Retirement Savings Plan  (RRSP) So it seems fitting that this week will be looking at the in’s and out’s of a  Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) What is […]

Tax Free Savings Account- TFSA

Last week we discussed who could benefit from, and the pro’s and con’s of, opening a Registered Retirement Savings Plan  (RRSP) This week will be looking at a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) in more detail. A TFSA is probably the most misunderstood type of savings account due to the amount of misleading information that […]