Have you noticed how all super hero stories follow a very specific pattern? There’s typically a unskilled and naive hero, who overcomes a series of obstacles to eventually save the day. Most hero stories follow this pattern, called The 12 Stages Of A Hero’s Journey…Read more
Have you ever read a personal finance blog for money saving tips? How about trying to DIY a home improvement project?
Saving money is important — If you’re not financially independent, boosting your savings rate higher is the easiest and surest way to reach financial independence faster.
But DIY’ing isn’t always the right answer…Read more
Yup, it’s that time again! Dividend Income and Expense time! For those of you who don’t follow this blog regular-like, this is a regular monthly post where I detail the Tako family’s expenses for the entire month. I also detail how much passive income we earned in the form of dividends.
Why do I do this? Why not?!Read more
After two weeks of traveling around the great state of Texas, the Tako family has finally returned home. Landing in Seattle, we actually came back to snow!
I think Mrs. Tako actually wanted to turn around and get back on that plane after seeing our typical cold-wet Pacific Northwest weather! We got spoiled by all the Texas blue skies and perfect 77F degree days…Read more
Just a super-quick post today folks — The Tako family is still on vacation, and we will be until the middle of next week!
As we touristed around the wonderful city of Houston today, I was thinking about vacation spending — I found myself worrying myself over the cost of small things, like how much we paid for fruit (our main breakfast), or how much a cold drink cost…Read more
Yes, it’s that time again — The beginning of whole new month! Typically I put out a Dividend Income and Expense post at the beginning of every month, but this month I’m a little behind schedule.
I wanted to finish the post on Winning The Thermostat War first, so this post was a little delayed…Read more
Winter is a time of cold temperatures, snow days, and bundling up to fight off the chill. In many homes, winter also means fighting about where the household thermostat should be set.
Since the invention of forced air central heating, men and women have been fighting over the household thermostat like cats and dogs…Read more
Do you talk to your kids about money? When it comes to teaching kids about money, I belong in the “early and often” school of thought. Many behavioral habits get started at a young age, and I would prefer my kids form good habits around money and saving before they become adults.
But when should kids start investing?Read more
Today’s post is about food. If you’re allergic to pictures of food, this probably isn’t the post for you. Instead, you could try reading something I wrote about investing, saving, or even dividends.
For everyone else, let’s talk about food! For our family, food is an important part of how we reached financial independence…Read more