A self-made millionaire, Tahani Aburaneh came from extremely humble beginnings. After being born to Palestinian parents in a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, and is supported by international aid groups, Tahani was married against her will at age 15 to her cousin and sent to Canada without speaking a word of English. Determined to not be defined by her circumstances, she finished high school and managed to complete a business diploma from Conestoga College. Eventually, Tahani managed to leave her marriage and went on to build several successful businesses and a thriving real estate empire. Today she is also the author of Real Estate Riches: A Money-Making Game Plan for the Canadian Investor, and is one of the country’s leading experts on real estate investing.

Show Notes:

1:40- Tahani talks about life in her refugee camp felt like

2:18- Tahani talks about her childhood. Emphasis on her relationship with her dad

2:55- Tahani’s arranged marriage

5:40- Tahani explains the “why” behind moving to Canada and how she reconciled with the decision. (To support her family in the refugee camp)

7:00- Tahani’s Dad’s letters

7:13- Tahani’s life when she came to Canada + her husband

8:03- Excitement over going to school + learning English

10:20- How Tahani balanced her wife and home duties with school + her part-time job

11:17- Numbness wore off and Tahani starts questioning her life and decisions

12:12- Tahani talks about her marriage

13:04- Amy’s first reflection

13:42- Rock bottom

14:97- Tahani’s brother passed away + mom suffering from illness

15:45- Tahani talks about her real estate career starting + her first home purchase with no down payment

17:06- Gratitude and mindset shift

18:09- Tahani talks about her new “why” her two kids being her inspiration behind her hustle

19:07- Amy’s second reflection

22:49- Her inspiration to help women

24:25- disadvantages of not promoting women at the forefront of investing

29:23- Tahani dedicates the episode to her parents

30:06- Amys conclusion

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