Another month is done, and it’s time for another monthly financial check-up! For most families, when the “Holiday Season” starts, expenses also begin their seasonal increase. Usually this happens due to an increase in partying, gift giving associated with the holidays, and the seasonal cooling of the weather…Read more
To a certain extent, investors like myself desire to see a steadily rising net worth. Up and only up please! Unfortunately, life and the stock market don’t always comply with what I want them to do.
There will be years where the market is down, and weeks when more cash flows out than flows in. So how do I know I’m actually building wealth?Read more
Well that was cool! My last post got a little personal, and all the positive reader feedback was simply amazing! You peeps are truly awesome! Truly!
Before I get too misty-eyed and start giving out tentacle laden hugs, let’s change the subject to something a little bit more clinical: Value Traps…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
It’s been said that most of major stock market gains happen on just a few fateful days of the year. Miss those few days and you’ll miss-out on most of the gains in the stock market that year. Hence the common advice to always stay invested in the market…Read more
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…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
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…Read more