October 2018 Dividend Income And Expenses

Another month is done, and fall in the Pacific Northwest is well underway!  That means it’s time for another monthly financial write-up!

October was a super busy month for the Tako family — filled with rain, dinner parties, Halloween festivities, school activities, flu shots, and the annual fall clean-up of our yard/garden.

We spent October very close to home, but I wouldn’t have it any other way…

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The Cash Flow Engine — Why Real Investors Don’t Need The Market To Build Wealth

The other day I posted a funny little quote to Twitter, wondering what kind of reaction I’d get: [Buffett quote]

Buffett is probably the most frequently cited investor on the planet, so I thought this might make for an interesting conversation starter.  What was the social media reaction? 

I thought the reaction was very telling…

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Have You Met The Dividend Achievers?

The Tako family is traveling again this weekend — We’re trying to get in one final blast of traveling before the summer is over and the school year begins.  Instead of writing a new post today (where I’d typically expound upon the virtues or foibles of investing), I thought we’d look back at an old group of stocks I highlighted over a year ago and see how they’ve performed…

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July 2018 Travels, Dividend Income, And Expenses

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…

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June 2018 Dividend Income And Expenses

There are some months when everything in life just comes together.  Income is high, spending comes in low and everyone has a ton of fun.  Those months you just can’t help but say to yourself, “I’m winning at life!”

Then there are other months when the car breaks, the roof leaks, you lose your job, and the dentist sends you a big-assed bill…

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