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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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The headlines made me raise an eyebrow -- shares of Nintendo (Symbol: NTDOY) were down 10% after a poor showing at E3.  Which is terribly odd.  Usually these game companies keep their game release plans quiet all year, and then release them to big fanfare at E3, the big Electronic Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas this time of year... The post The Case Against Nintendo appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Jun 16 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Do you have the investor disease?  It goes by the common name of Short-term-itis, and it's catching.  This particular affliction only affects investors -- especially new investors.  Young investors are highly susceptible to catching Short-term-itis. While not a deadly disease, Short-term-itis can be hazardous to your financial health and long-term portfolio returns... The post The Investor Disease appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Jun 13 2018 @ 8:17 AM
Side hustles are a great way for individuals to turn extra time into extra cash.  Sometimes these side hustles are serious business endeavors that earn significant money.  Other times they're simply hobbies that begin to earn a little bit of cash on the side... almost by accident. Blogging is one of those activities that can span the entire spectrum of 'profitable side hustle' to 'hobby'... The post How Much Does This ...
Posted: Jun 09 2018 @ 9:08 AM
Hello, Mr. Tako is my name and financial manipulation is my game.  At least in May it was. Yep, it's time once again for another monthly financial update, and this one is a doozy!  If there was a theme to the month of May, is has to have to been "financial manipulation" because our numbers look completely crazy this time around... The post May 2018 Dividend Income And Expenses appeared first ...
Posted: Jun 06 2018 @ 7:46 AM
The last couple of years I've thought a lot about life.  That's the thing about achieving financial independence -- once you no longer need to work there's plenty of time to sit around and just think about life. Sometimes those thoughts are a joyful appreciation of how wonderful life can be.  Other times I might daydreaming about how life would change if the stock market went into a deep correction and ...
Posted: Jun 02 2018 @ 10:17 AM
Believe it or not, I've written this post a couple of times.  I've never published the previous versions because I've never been happy with how the post came across. Cash flow management is one of those topics that's hard to put into words without sounding like some kind of arrogant know-it-all. I honestly DON'T know-it-all and my cash flow management strategy is really based upon this fact.  That's the honest ...
Posted: May 30 2018 @ 8:17 AM
Today's post was inspired by a family road trip we took a couple of weeks ago.  On this particular road trip we were heading south on Interstate 5, driving slightly slower than the posted speed limit.  I think we were averaging about 45 mph on the freeway with a posted speed limit of 60 mph. So why was I driving slower than the posted speed limit? The post Nobody Wants To ...
Posted: May 26 2018 @ 9:26 AM
It's been awhile since I've done a food post here at Mr. Tako Escapes, but that doesn't mean food isn't ultra-important here at Chez Tako!  Behind the scenes I'm making delicious meals on a budget that hovers around $500/month for four people. I'm still a big believer in controlling the way we purchase, prepare, and consume food.  It's an important way to build wealth... The post Dressing For Success: The Easy ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 7:59 AM
Yep, it's time once again for my monthly "Investing Ideas" post!  In my continuing quest to find good places to invest excess cash, I'm searching for interesting stocks, funds, REITs, ETFs, bonds and preferred shares to potentially buy. Week after week I'm hunting for good investment ideas.  In general, I try to find good returns by investing in businesses with a significant margin of safety, a growing stream of dividends, ...
Posted: May 19 2018 @ 9:17 AM
How did you learn about personal finance?  When you were a teenager did someone sit you down and explain the financial "facts of life" to you? You probably didn't get a formal financial education -- Most people don't.  Maybe you picked up a number of personal finance lessons from your parents or relatives.  Or, perhaps you didn't have good role models early-on in life and had to learn the ropes ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 9:42 AM


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