Author Archives: Reiko

Investing Outside of Wall Street – A parallel path

Those of you who are following my monthly blogs know that I have been on a mission to achieve certain goals – to remain financially free and independent for the rest of my life.  Without getting into details, starting toward … Continue reading

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“National Geographic – Final Days of Anne Frank” 

This blog is dedicated to Nabeel Quresh, who passed away on September 16, 2017 at the tender age of 34.  His book, “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” was one of the most intriguing books I have ever read.  Thank you, Nabeel, … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “The Death of Money” by James Rickards 

If you liked “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis as much as I did, then the chances are that you will appreciate “The Death of Money” by James Rickards even more.  The book was published in April 2014.  It helps you begin to understand the interconnectedness of world currencies.  … Continue reading

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On immigration

Today, there is much controversy in the U.S.A. about immigration policies regarding Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.  They are children of those who illegally entered the U.S.A.  According to yourdictionary.com, the definition of illegal is a person not … Continue reading

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“The Imam’s Daughter” by Hannah Shah

Some of you know this about me already; if you do, please bear with me.  Growing up, I lived with violence within my home in Japan until I got married and left home at the age of 22.  Shortly thereafter, … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Investment lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Late August 2017, David and I were in San Antonio, Texas, when Hurricane Harvey was starting to wreak havoc.  All scheduled events, away from the hotel, were cancelled.  Thankfully, we headed back up north, staying at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Section 8, another dimension to the story

On May 9, 2017, PBS Frontline aired an investigative case study called, “Poverty, Politics & Profit: The Housing Crisis.”  The focus of the case study was to expose tax frauds being committed by large-scale developers, attaining political favors, while hugely … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei

On August 12, 2017, David and I visited the “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State” exhibition with our daughter-in-law Kathy’s parents, Sandie and Paul Nelson.  As always, getting together with them was a fantastic break from our busy life. … Continue reading

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“Is America today marching to the same drum beat as Nazi Germany?” by Ms. Kitty Werthmann

In many of my prior posts, I have been expressing my deepest concerns about how things have been changing for the worse in the U.S.A., the country of my childhood dreams. Today, I’d like to share with you what I consider one … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “Landlords” then, and now?

There is a perception among many, including judges, that landlords are extremely wealthy and that tenants are much less so.  I believe this was true for centuries since when the term, landlord, came to exist.  Doesn’t the word, landlord, conjure … Continue reading

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