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
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
This time of year my thoughts seem to be less focused on investing, saving, and blogging than they probably should be. Admittedly, I’m spending a lot less time on the computer these days, and a lot more time outside!
When the weather is nice here in the Pacific Northwest, the Tako family gets outside as much as we can!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 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
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
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…Read more
Happy New Year! It’s no secret that I’ve had this blog on ‘pause’ for the past few weeks. I took some time off from writing to enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with the family. It’s been fun. I’ve spent a lot of time with the kids, playing board games, and ‘helping’ them test out their new toys. There’s also been plenty of socializing (virtually) with friends and family over Zoom.
It’s certainly been a very different Holiday season (to say the least), but we still managed to have a good one!Read more