Journey to Alberta's Oilfield
Journey to Alberta's Oilfield
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Man standing in the back of new pickup truck

The Void of Occupational Pride

The general consensus was that if you were good at what you did in Alberta, you made $100-150K/year. But that was it for most. I…

Construction and oilfield work in Alberta

New Economy of Low Oil Prices: Dreams Crushed

Coming to Alberta’s Oilfield in just a car and packed bags in 2013, hoping to be in a Ferrari by 30. Then comes the collapse…

Signing employment contracts with non-competition, non-solicitation clause

Non-Solicitation, Non-Competition Clauses: Rarely Enforceable

Looking to protect their interests or restrict worker freedom, employers impose these, usually in the form of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. Non-Competition Clause To prevent…

Businessman with empty wallet considering bankruptcy, consumer proposal, or debt settlement.

Eliminating Debt: Settlement, Consumer Proposal, Bankruptcy

Consolidation loans rarely work in practice. Due to bad credit and elevated debt level relative to income, most lenders are redundant to take the risk…

Rental condos, brick exterior style in Vancouver and Alberta

Tale of Risk Taking: Career Paths and Real Estate

Three Students Choosing Different Careers and Investments Buddy A: Bought a Vancouver condo for $400,000 even in 2014, with 10% down. Rented it out and…

Low bed trucker in Alberta oilfield

The New Alberta Economy

The Fall and (Partial) Recovery in Oil Prices: Pessimism and Cost-Cutting Many jobs and incomes prior to the oil crash in 2015 aren’t coming back.…

Consulting in oil and gas Alberta

Changing Careers – Oilfield, Financial Reporting & Consulting

I had someone introduce the topic of changing careers out of accounting and financial reporting. I found this interesting as it contrasts my experience. I’m…

Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari

Always Ask for More

Before I became self-represented, my lawyer at the time’s advice still sticks: Always ask for more [in life]. Rarely you will get what you ask…

Guilt comes with Ambition. Working in Alberta's Oil Patch and becoming a Business Owner.

Adverse Psychological Effects of Ambition

Sometimes I wish I am not the man I am today. I am so used to being a hustler, and just crude. This based on…

Calgary Real Estate News

Inaccuracy of Real Estate News & Statistics

The media, masses, and wanna-be investors are in market fear as the City of Calgary releases its property assessment data: Average Calgary home plunged $20,000…