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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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Just a super-quick post today folks -- The Tako family is still on vacation, and we will be until the middle of next week! As we touristed around the wonderful city of Houston today, I was thinking about vacation spending -- I found myself worrying myself over the cost of small things, like how much we paid for fruit (our main breakfast), or how much a cold drink cost... The post Efficiency ...
Posted: Mar 17 2018 @ 2:03 AM
Hi Folks!  The Tako family is on vacation again!  This time we're traveling around Texas! It's our first time to the Lone Star state, so we're busy soaking-up the Texas sunshine, seeing the sights, and catching-up with old friends... The post On Vacation Again… appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Last month I tried a little experiment -- I decided to shared a few of my favorite investing ideas, to see what the response was going to be.  It turns out -- the response was pretty positive.  Positive enough that I'm willing to do it again in March! But before we begin, let's talk about pitches... The post Investing Ideas: March 2018 appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Mar 10 2018 @ 8:23 AM
Yes, it's that time again -- The beginning of whole new month!  Typically I put out a Dividend Income and Expense post at the beginning of every month, but this month I'm a little behind schedule. I wanted to finish the post on Winning The Thermostat War first, so this post was a little delayed... The post February 2018 Dividend Income And Expenses appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 8:36 AM
Do you talk to your kids about money'  When it comes to teaching kids about money, I belong in the "early and often" school of thought.  Many behavioral habits get started at a young age, and I would prefer my kids form good habits around money and saving before they become adults. But when should kids start investing' The post When Should Kids Start Investing' appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 8:24 AM
Today's post is about food.  If you're allergic to pictures of food, this probably isn't the post for you.  Instead, you could try reading something I wrote about investing, saving, or even dividends. For everyone else, let's talk about food! For our family, food is an important part of how we reached financial independence... The post Eating Your Way To Financial Independence appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 7:36 AM
In all biological systems, organisms compete for resources.  Whether that's food, sunlight, space, reproduction, or even social position, organisms compete in some form or another. Humans are no different.  We compete for food, jobs, beer, living space, tacos, energy, and even our investments... just like any biological system in nature. The post Is Growth Hurting Your Investing Returns' appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Feb 17 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Most of the time, I simply blog about the investments I've made after the fact.  Usually I report the new investment purchases (or sales) as part of my regular monthly updates.  In the past, I haven't shared my "investing ideas" currently under consideration. This is about to change... The post Investing Ideas: February 2018 appeared first on Mr. Tako Escapes. ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 6:40 AM
It's been two years since I hung-up my career hat, and traded it for the disheveled hair of a stay-at-home dad/blogger.  I gave up the daily grind and found an entirely different kind of life. Was it worth it'  Knowing what I know now, would I have still quit my job'  In today's post I'm going to try to answer these big questions... The post Two Years Later: Is FIRE Worth ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 9:06 AM
Yes, it's time once again for our regular monthly "Dividend Income and Expenses" post.  In this post, I'll lay out our January 2018 dividend income and expenses in excruciating detail for the world to see! These kinds of monthly expense reports are common on personal finance blogs, but I believe they are extremely instructive for readers.  There's tons of financial lessons to be learned just by watching how other people ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 7:39 AM


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