Wealth Building Is Mostly Invisible

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?

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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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