2022 Year-End Net Worth Update

It’s January 2023, and you know what that means!  Net worth post time!  Every year I take the time to do one of these “net worth” blog posts for the previous year.  I add-up all our different stock and retirement accounts, and then calculate my net worth.  I do this just once per year.

I have no clue what my net worth is the other 364.25 days of the year…

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November 2022 Dividend Income And Expenses

Happy Holidays everyone!  Is it that time of year already?  It’s amazing how quickly 2022 passed!   It seems like only yesterday we were starting to pack-up the house for our big move!  A lot can happen in a year, that’s for sure!

Since the kids are now officially out of school on holiday break, this is probably going to be my final post for 2022…

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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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Strategies For Investing During A Recession

There’s a urban legend in investing that goes something like this: “Stocks keep moving up and to the right forever!  Just keep putting money into the market and it will make you rich.”

That may have been true over the past decade, but 2022 has been a very difficult year for investors.  Stock prices don’t always keep climbing…

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House Shopping Sucks!

As frequent readers of this blog know, the Tako family is currently in the market for a new home.  This summer we sold our house in Washington state, and moved south to Arizona.  Currently, we’re renting a temporary house, and it’s a pretty small place.

Over half of our “stuff” is still in storage, and we’re sitting on a small mountain of cash that we plan to use to buy a home…

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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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Mr. Tako Escapes