Staying Cool By Getting Flat

It’s summer and the weather is HOT.  The Pacific Northwest has been setting record temperatures for the last couple of days, with highs in the low 90’s Fahrenheit (roughly 32C).

After a long hot commute home from work and school, I can imagine most families don’t feel like firing up a stove or oven to make dinner.  I frequently see my friends and neighbors hopping into their air conditioned lazy-mobile and driving to a nice air conditioned eatery of their choice…

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Dressing For Success: The Easy Way To Millions

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a food post here at Mr. Tako Escapes, but that doesn’t mean food isn’t ultra-important here at Chez Tako!  Behind the scenes I’m making delicious meals on a budget that hovers around $500/month for four people.

I’m still a big believer in controlling the way we purchase, prepare, and consume food.  It’s an important way to build wealth…

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Can Multi-Child Families Reach Financial Independence?

If you’re a parent (or a soon-to-be parent) and you’re interested in financial independence, you’ve probably noticed a certain demographic is missing from our little community — Lots of kids.

That’s right, children!  If you scour the rockstar finance directory you’ll find 1471 personal finance blogs (as of the time of this writing).   Of those blogs, you’ll find that the vast majority of them don’t have families…

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Does FIRE Have Longevity Advantages?

For those of us reaching FIRE in our late 30’s and early 40’s, our retirement timelines are a little longer than average.  Many of us are planning retirement periods of 40 years… long enough to reach the end of a typical human lifespan.

But what if we’ve been planning it wrong all along?  What if FIRE also has hidden advantages that allow early retirees to live longer than normal lifespans…

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