Author Archives: Reiko

New Year – A time of renewal

Thoughts of life in Japan during official holidays for the New Year – January 1st through 3rd – bring back fond memories, getting together with relatives that we did not get to see much the rest of the year.  I … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – NOT for the faint of heart

I have been at this game of investing outside of Wall Street full time since late 2004.  Thanks to how committed I was about “saving” most of my earned income, back then, I still had plenty of funds left to … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Electronic organization

If you are already organized electronically, there is no need for you to read this post.  For the rest of you who are in a constant state of chaos due to disorganization, this short post will probably help you (1) … Continue reading

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The Bible and me

Ever since I was little, around age 3, I was fascinated by this far-away country I knew then as America.  Soon I found out that they spoke a different language than my own, which is Japanese. At age 13, I … Continue reading

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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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