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Mr. Tako

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Mr. Tako Escapes
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE, Parenting/Family
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Washington, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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This blog post all started with me throwing two gingerbread houses in the trash. Every year our kids go to this annual holiday party and make cute little gingerbread houses.  The kids enjoy a few minutes of fun, and then we take our gingerbread houses home after the party. In a day or two they "mysteriously" get thrown in the trash.  I feel really wasteful when I do it... ...
Posted: Dec 16 2017 @ 7:33 AM
Woohoo!  Today marks the two-year anniversary of MrTakoEscapes!  Yes, I've been blogging for two full years now!  With 206 posts published, I figured somebody would have tried to stop me by now! In celebration of this personal milestone, I decided to take a little break from my usual posts and celebrate with the ultimate in decadent beverages... ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 4:18 AM
Last week I popped the big question -- What would you do with $10 Million Dollars'  I got a ton of great responses from readers in the comments.  (Apparently having a lot of money is very a popular idea.  Go figure!) Even though you can spend $10 million dollars in a million different of ways, I found many reader responses had similarities... ...
Posted: Dec 09 2017 @ 7:16 AM
Wow, it's December already'  The month of November absolutely flew by this year.  Time flies when you're recovering from a tiring month of overseas travel I guess. At the beginning of every month, I write this regular post to review our expenses, dividends and investment changes for the prior month... ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 7:19 AM
Holy Tentacles!  Have you looked at the stock market recently'  In the span of two weeks my portfolio shot-up by 10%.  That's incredible! The stock market is having a holiday party, and we're all invited! ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 8:55 AM
Last week I was shaking my metaphorical fist at judgy relatives, and expressing my frustration about the consumerist culture here in the States.  It's hard for people to believe that we actually choose frugality, rather than having it forced on us.  Despite our financial independence and growing portfolio we see little need to increase our spending. Not everybody believes us though... ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 6:46 AM
Happy Holidays!  It's a big holiday weekend in the United States, and the biggest shopping weekend of the year.  If you're the sort of person who reads financial independence blogs (instead of shopping), you're probably hanging-out at home with family. The holidays are the time of year when families gets together.  Mostly to do a lot of eating, and plenty of talking. ...
Posted: Nov 25 2017 @ 5:26 AM
Profit Margins.  For a business, profit margins are the difference between incredible success and incredible failure. Maintaining big profit margins is no easy task -- only a few companies can maintain large profit margins over long periods of time.  In it's heyday Microsoft (MSFT) sported net profit margins of nearly 40%... ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 8:16 AM
There are days when you want to sit down and write a post about investing, but some creature from within crawls its way out from the dark depths of your brain.  Writing is like that sometimes -- it can get messy. Today was one of those days... ...
Posted: Nov 18 2017 @ 5:45 AM
There comes a time in every frugalist's life when he or she needs to spend a little money.  These moments are great opportunities to make investments -- in things like education, new experiences, and tools to create.  You know -- the stuff that can truly improve the quality of one's life... ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 9:02 AM


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