After a scary couple of months with some massive overspending, it’s finally safe to say things are “getting back to normal” for the Tako family. August was all about optimizing our lifestyle in our new home. We started turning the screws, and fine tuning our fiscal machine…Read more
After the long drive from Washington to Arizona, we started settling into our new home in July. We’ve been here a little over 1 month! The kids have now started school, and Mrs. Tako and I are starting to house hunt. Overall, our move didn’t go very smoothly. That said, I ‘m not going to hide any of the ugly stuff from you guys…Read more
When people talk about geo-arbitrage, they often tout the amazing advantages of moving from a high-cost location to a lower cost region. It’s all double rainbows, unicorn farts, and ice cream sundaes when you read about geo-arbitrage on the internet.
I wish the real world worked that smoothly. You don’t often read about the high cost of moving and all the little financial snags that happen along the way…Read more
Hello there! Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything to this blog, but I’m not dead yet! Really! Behind the scenes A LOT has been going on the last few weeks! First off, the Tako family moved 1500 miles from Washington state to Arizona…Read more
First off, I need to apologize for the lateness of this post — it’s already mid-May! Sorry folks! I’m running *a little* behind schedule on the blog these days. Let’s just say I’ve been a little distracted by this whole moving process. Not only am I doing a ton of work fixing up the house, but I’m also packing up everything and putting it into boxes…Read more
It’s official! After years of hunting, and looking for a wonderful place to finish raising our family, we’ve finally decided to move! I mentioned our upcoming move in my recent post “What have I been Up To (Winter 2022 edition)”, but I didn’t go into a whole lot of details about the move.
Why? Well, I didn’t have a lot of the details completely nailed down at the time…Read more
Wow! Has it been a month already since I last posted an update? Don’t worry, this blog isn’t dead! I’ve just been super busy! While it might seem like nothing is happening on the surface, behind the scenes I’ve been working like an absolute madman these last few weeks.
As I mentioned in a prior post, we’re moving this summer, and I’m doing my best to fix up our home for an eventual sale…Read more
It’s been tough to blog these last couple of weeks — Not only am I doing a TON of DIY home improvement work, but it also seems a bit crass to be writing about personal finance when there’s a war going on. It’s a financial disaster of epic proportions for those affected.
People’s homes, jobs, and businesses are already lost. Assets are being destroyed every day. It’s a truly rough hand to be dealt, and many families might never recover what they’ve lost…Read more
It’s no secret that I’ve been posting a lot less frequently this winter. I’ve been way too busy and way too exhausted to find any time to write. It’s a darn shame, because I really enjoy writing about personal finance and investing!
Unfortunately I just have way too many “high value” projects that are getting in the way of blogging right now…Read more