October 2022 Dividend Income And Expenses

Wow, this post is nearly a month late!  While you readers have been patiently waiting for the next blog post, I’ve been goofing-off and taking a vacation instead of writing!  Oops!  That’s what happens when you become financially independent I guess!

This October, the Tako family decided to take advantage of our proximity to California, and take a 4-day road trip…

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July 2022 Dividend Income And Expenses

After the long drive from Washington to Arizona, we started settling into our new home in July.  We’ve been here a little over 1 month!  The kids have now started school, and Mrs. Tako and I are starting to house hunt.  Overall, our move didn’t go very smoothly.  That said, I ‘m not going to hide any of the ugly stuff from you guys…

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Is Geo-Arbitrage A Financial Fairy Tale?

When people talk about geo-arbitrage, they often tout the amazing advantages of moving from a high-cost location to a lower cost region.  It’s all double rainbows, unicorn farts, and ice cream sundaes when you read about geo-arbitrage on the internet.

I wish the real world worked that smoothly.  You don’t often read about the high cost of moving and all the little financial snags that happen along the way…

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April 2022 Dividend Income And Expenses

First off, I need to apologize for the lateness of this post — it’s already mid-May!  Sorry folks!  I’m running *a little* behind schedule on the blog these days.  Let’s just say I’ve been a little distracted by this whole moving process.  Not only am I doing a ton of work fixing up the house, but I’m also packing up everything and putting it into boxes…

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It’s Official: We’re Finally Moving!

It’s official!  After years of hunting, and looking for a wonderful place to finish raising our family, we’ve finally decided to move!  I mentioned our upcoming move in my recent post “What have I been Up To (Winter 2022 edition)”, but I didn’t go into a whole lot of details about the move. 

Why?  Well, I didn’t have a lot of the details completely nailed down at the time…

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