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Thursday’s Top Three (TTT #018)

As part of this series, I’m sharing the Top Three articles I’ve read over the prior week with you all every Thursday.

The articles that are featured can either be fresh or selected from other blogs’ archives. The only rule to be included in the collection is that it’s an article that I’ve read in that particular week.

Generally, I try to select pieces that made me think about something from a new perspective or that emotionally spoke to me. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did!

Here are this week’s TTT:

Glasses Guy on a new financial ratio
Love this idea of an earnings-to-net-worth ratio. This metric seems much better than the “expected net worth” metric used in the all-time classic book “The Millionaire Next Door”, which uses current rather than lifetime earnings. Using lifetime earnings makes much more sense! Calculating my own ratio might be a bit tricky, but I’ll certainly try. Stay tuned!

The Woke Salaryman on an honest look at retiring abroad
The possibility of geoarbitrage (living in a cheap country) upon retirement is an often cited FIRE hack. This article is a reality check on the idea of retiring abroad. Unfortunately, it is not without hurdles, depending on the country. Instead of being fully pessimistic, the authors do point out some ways to clear the hurdles, as well as how to plan costs realistically. I’m not sure if I want to retire abroad, but the idea of retiring in a sunnier country is certainly attractive!

Mr. Tako on how 3D printing is becoming useful
I always love it when people share how they have changed their mind about something. It is so important to keep your mind open. The author went through this with regard to 3D printing over time. At first, Mr. Tako did not believe in the technology, but by now he has been converted, printing various household helpers at home. The comment section also includes a link to this story about the first inhabited 3D printed house. Pretty darn cool, isn’t it?

Do YOU want to be featured? Have you written an article that I absolutely must read?
Let me know about it, and I’ll consider including it in the next TTT.

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