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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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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May 2021 Dividend Income And Expenses

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…

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5 Years Of Freedom

While I’m not normally a nostalgic person, October marked something of a major milestone in the life of Mr. Tako.  This was my fifth year of freedom from the corporate world!

Although my blog was started back in December of 2015, my last day of work at a “corporate” job was September 30th, 2015.  It took me a few months of unemployment before I finally decided to start writing the blog you see here today.

It’s been an interesting 5-year journey to say the least.  Filled with all the ups and downs, and strange fluids you might expect from raising two kids…

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Escaping The Summer Heat

Like most families, when school lets out for summer, that’s when the Tako family does most of our traveling.  This year the world had other plans for us.  COVID-19 happened, and our summer travel plans were canceled.

Instead of visiting the national parks of the American Southwest (like we planned), we settled for a quiet summer at home.  It was a bit of a bummer to be honest… but we tried to make the best of it.

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