Author Archives: Reiko

The Second Amendment – Why my view has changed 180 degrees

In January of this year, I wrote about my concerns regarding what was happening to the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America; most notably, erosion of freedom of speech and the level of intolerance among … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Zombie deals

In the world of real-estate investing, we often say, “Money is in the follow up.”  How true! Recently, after many twists and turns, we finally closed on a deal that came to us from our direct-mail campaign in October 2016.  … Continue reading

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“Silence” – Putting “Japan’s swamp” into perspective

Amid all the buzz since December 2016, David and I were finally able to make the time to watch the movie, “Silence,” directed by Martin Scorsese.   The original book was published in 1966. The Author Shūsaku Endō is one of … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “I think I can, I think I can.”

What does the title of this post have to do with investing?  Well, a lot, at least for me.  I’ll get to that in a moment. I became a mother within a few months after arriving in the United States. … Continue reading

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Happy 45th, my love!

Almost a month ago, on January 20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, was sworn into the Office. Today, February 17, 2017, is our 45th wedding anniversary.  For some reason, the two sets … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – “Do you work for your money?  Or does your money work for you?”

In his weekly Rich Dad Radio Shows, Robert Kiyosaki often asks the above two questions. Most of the time, I am absolutely convinced that I’m on the right path to focusing on the right things.  Ever since I began the quest to … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Checkmarks do the trick for me

Long ago, I used to keep to-do lists separately from my calendar.  In fact, what prompted me to write this post were the multiple to-do lists that I found from several years ago, one for each business entity that I … Continue reading

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Is our First Amendment on the endangered-species list?

During the last few decades, something very uncomfortable has been starting to take root in this country.  The change has been so gradual and insidious, however, that few of us paid close attention – until certain evidence began to emerge … Continue reading

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Investing Outside of Wall Street – Fraud alert for company owners

If you’re impatient like me, you need to know the conclusion about the topic first.  So, here it is.  If you own and operate a corporate entity and if you receive something in the mail that looks a lot like … Continue reading

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“They Say We Are Infidels” by Mindy Belz

“They Say We Are Infidels” was published earlier this year.  This means some of the events in the Middle East, chronicled by the author, took place as recently as 2015.  The narrative starts out with an incident in 2006, eight … Continue reading

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