Investing Ideas: January 2020 (Slow Growth Monsters)

Yep, it’s another investing ideas post!  It’s been several months since I last posted one of these ideas posts, but I have forgotten you guys!  I know how popular they are!

I’ve just been really busy.  Honestly!  With the holidays  behind us, and my old car finally sold (yes it sold!), I’m feeling like I finally have time to sit down and start digging into some juicy annual reports!

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The Failure Of Historical Data Advantages

In past episodes of Mr. Tako Escapes, I’ve written rather incessantly about the difficulty of trying to predict the future.  Even though it would be exceedingly handy to predict future stock market movements, most humans have no ability to predict the future.

Despite this, many people try — They gamble hard-earned money on the speculative investments in the belief that the investment will become “The Next Big Thing”.  Sometimes they win, and sometimes they lose…

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Growing Passive Income In 2020

Passive income.  It’s the El Dorado of the financial independence world.  Everyone wants it, and everyone thinks they know the best way to find it.  Some people swear by rental properties, others invest crowd funded real estate projects.  A few even manage to find it by investing in stocks and bonds.

Passive income (as you might expect) isn’t easy to find…

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December 2019 Expenses And Dividend Income

Oh what a difference a month makes!  Back in November the Tako family was blowing the doors off our regular monthly budget due to the purchase of a “new to me” car.  Weak dividend income in November didn’t exactly help our cash-flow situation either.

December was a complete turn-around story however.  It marked a return to normal spending and a chance for our cash to replenish itself with a very dividend heavy month.

How great was our December?  Read on to find out!

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Story Stocks And When To Buy Them

Well, it’s time.  The holiday season is upon us!  It’s time of parties, good food, and plenty of socializing and celebrating.  Inevitably, I find myself invited to a few of these holiday parties every year.

My modus operandi at holiday parties tends to consist of standing around with a party-plate filled with snacks, being chatted-up by people I’ve never met…

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November 2019 Expenses And Dividend Income

November was something of a rough month for the Tako family.  We all caught a bad cold and were feeling “under the weather” for most of the month.  It wasn’t a pleasant sight.  The family went through literal truckloads of tissue.

I’ll spare you the disgusting details, but there were actually a couple of days when I didn’t even bother to get out of bed in November.  I was that sick…

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10 Great Investing Blogs To Read

This time of year it seems to get progressively harder and harder to sit down and write a blog post.  Firstly, there’s the holiday’s vying for my time — Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are the primary offenders.  There’s also parties, celebrations, and family gatherings that fill-up the days surrounding the holidays too!  Certainly no time for writing then!

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Waiting for Patience

Patience is a theme I often write about here on this blog… mainly because I tend to write a lot about investing.  As we all know, investing is one of those activities in life that requires large amounts of patience in order to be really successful at it.

Here’s the thing though — I’m not an inherently patient person.  Patience does not come to me naturally.  I’m actually pretty bad at waiting for things in general…

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