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RESP 2017 Update

Despite being a pretty terrible year, 2017 did have one bright spot: stock markets around the world rallied far more than anyone expected. We, at mom and pop investments, definitely expected a highly volatile year with possibly negative returns. But the exact opposite happened: volatility was non-existent this year and …

Cat House

It took team work, planning, and perseverence but we did it: we built a cat house for Gigi. This summer I scavenged roadside lumber with the goal of making Devon a toddler bed. Since I was unsure how structurally sound that would be, we decided to first build a scale …

Fire Starter

Devon was so helpful last time we made backyard marshmallows that this time we mostly let him run the fire pit by …

Catnapping

As it turns out, Jasper was not a stray kitty despite looking all mangy and scrawny when he showed up on our …

Jasper

Devon named the stray cat Jasper. In the morning, we take him outside to smell the flowers. “I love you kitty,” Devon …

Found Cat

We were still unpacking our bags last night when a stray kitty came up to say “hello.” He followed us around like …

Marshmallow Night

Devon is spending a few days at the lake with Grandma and Grandpa. Before he left, we had a backyard marshmallow party …

Midyear 2017 RESP Update

At Mom and Pop Investments we’re focused on the future. Our primary goal is to ensure that what little capital we have …

Backyard Party

It was a busy weekend in our backyard. Devon got a set of bocce balls — he loves smashing things: Later during …