Earning Incredible Returns During The Era of Meme Stocks

With meme-stocks constantly in the news these days, the investing media spends a lot of time (perhaps too much) talking what meme stocks are doing on any given day.

“Gamestop shoots up 20% today!”  “Investors retreat, as BBY crashes by 25%!”  “AMC spikes 100% in a single day!”

Every day it’s the same nonsensical reporting about the stock price of each touted meme stock…

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May 2021 Dividend Income And Expenses

With most of the population in Washington state getting vaccinated by the end of May, things have finally started to open back up again.  The pandemic is subsiding here, and it seems like life is (slowly) returning to normal.  

As you might expect, our travel adventures resumed in May as well.  We took full advantage of the fine May weather, and went camping on Washington’s coast, near a small town called Ocean Shores…

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The Straw That Broke This Camel’s Back…

People can pick up and move homes for many good reasons.  Sometimes it’s a job, sometimes it’s to be closer to loved ones, and occasionally it’s to retire to cheaper location.

This process of moving to ensure a wonderful retirement is commonly known as geo-arbitrage.  It’s very common for retirees to move, and something the Tako family has been considering for quite awhile now. 

Along with a cheaper cost of living, we’ve been looking for a nice, safe, quiet place to finish raising our kids…

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Where To Invest Your Excess Cash In 2021

If you’re like most people, your annual household spending was down significantly in 2020 because of the pandemic.  Saving money must have been on everyone’s mind, because the U.S. savings rate saw massive increases in 2020.  By January of 2021, the U.S. savings rate had increased to 20.5%.

That’s certainly a lot of cash being saved!  Bank deposits are now at record highs…

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January 2021 Dividend Income And Expenses

Another month another dollar.  That’s how I like to think about these regular monthly reports anyway.  Every month we turn the crank one more time on the Wealth Machine.  While our net worth actually increases a whole lot more than $1 in a single month, I like to think in simple terms — Dollars at a time.

It’s the KISS principle applied to wealth building!

Turning the crank means saving, investing those extra dollars, and then compounding any additional value…

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Short Term Madness Vs. Long Term Winners

“Making sense of market volatility.”  This was the subject of an email I found in my Inbox on Friday afternoon.  “What’s all this?” I wondered.   Schwab was sending out emails to investors in order to soothe fears stoked by the madness and volatility in heavily shorted stocks last week.

Last week was crazy-town.  A few select stocks rose or fell by over 100% in a single day!   The volatility was extreme, and trading volumes were through the roof.  Blood was in the water…

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