You guessed it — time for another one of my “Investing Ideas” posts! In my continuing quest to find good places to invest excess cash, I’m always searching for interesting stocks, funds, REITs, ETFs, bonds and preferred shares to potentially buy.Read more
I’m sure you’ve seen those ‘Top 5 regrets of the dying” posts online. They’ve certainly done the rounds on the internet, and those things certainly seem like legitimate regrets someone might have on their deathbed after a lifetime of a busy career and keeping up with the Joneses…Read more
It’s easy to feel like a good investor in the midst of a bull market. Pick nearly any investment you like and as long as there isn’t something terribly wrong with it, the stock will probably go up.
For most investors, it’s easy to feel like a genius when all the facts point toward you having “the midas touch”…Read more
In my opinion, summertime is the best time of year. The weather is nice and I get to spend my time taking the kids to swimming lessons, bbqing outside, and just enjoying life not bundled up under 3 layers of clothing.
I ‘ve definitely been enjoying this summer and haven’t been spending nearly as much time in front of the computer like I usually do…Read more
Hi folks! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, but I haven’t abandoned the blog! We’ve simply been on vacation for the past week and completely without internet access!
Normally I like to travel to locations with internet access, but I’ve been completely unable to post anything for the past week. It was a real “unplugged” family vacation…Read more
It’s been several years since I first posted my roasted salsa recipe, but what’s worth doing once is worth doing again. Especially when it saves money!
For the next five days I’m going to be completely offline — The Tako family is going camping in the mountains without access to the internet. So, I won’t be posting to Mr. Tako Escapes on my regular schedule …Read more
Everyone likes to think they’re normal. We wake-up every single day and tell ourselves this little white lie of normality.
“I live a normal life. I work a normal job. I earn a normal income. I live in a normal home and save a normal amount of money. Life is pretty good”
Why do we tell ourselves this lie? I think it’s because being normal is comfortable. No one criticizes normal…Read more
Wow, the time sure flies! We’re half-way through July already! That means it’s time for one of my monthly “Investing Ideas” posts!
In my continuing quest to find good places to invest excess cash, I’m always searching for interesting stocks, funds, REITs, ETFs, bonds and preferred shares to potentially buy…Read more
It’s summer and the weather is HOT. The Pacific Northwest has been setting record temperatures for the last couple of days, with highs in the low 90’s Fahrenheit (roughly 32C).
After a long hot commute home from work and school, I can imagine most families don’t feel like firing up a stove or oven to make dinner. I frequently see my friends and neighbors hopping into their air conditioned lazy-mobile and driving to a nice air conditioned eatery of their choice…Read more