Summer always speeds by faster than I’d like. It’s a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of moment here in the Pacific Northwest. Owing largely to our very short summers…Read more
Compounding. In a word, it’s the “secret sauce” that makes wonderful things like retirement possible. If you want to have enough money to retire someday, you really WANT to compound your money. And there’s no better investment to compound money than common stocks.
Sure, you could stash your savings in a bank account, but at today’s interest rates you won’t be compounding more than a few pennies per month…Read more
July is a month of abundance. Mother nature provides an abundance of sunshine that produces wonderful fresh food, and families get to spend an abundance of time together on vacation.
The Tako family enjoyed the abundance of life in July on both fronts…Read more
Has it really been two weeks since I last posted here? Time flies when you’re having fun I guess! With the kids are out of school, and summer well underway, we’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks!
Our most recent adventure took us to Arizona, where we soaked up loads of the southwestern sunshine and plenty of mesquite grilled tacos…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Ahh spring!! Spring really starts to hit the Pacific Northwest when April rolls around. Things finally start to green-up again. It’s also the time of year when our weather starts to turn towards “dryer” and “slightly warmer”.
This is typically when I emerge from my winter hibernation, and start spending a lot more time outside…Read more
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…Read more
February is always an interesting month. Not only is it the shortest month of the year, but it’s also right smack in the middle of winter.
Like many other families living in the northern hemisphere, we received a giant blast of winter weather this February. We got “snowed-in”…Read more