Sunday Morning Reading: 3D Printing Edition

3D Printers

3D Printer from Amazon

There are a number of new technologies on the horizon that will change the way we live. From self-driving cars to drone deliveries, these technologies will reshape our world. Just imagine a day when there are no stop lights or traffic signs, no need for police offers to enforce traffic laws, and the ability to buy something from Amazon and have it delivered to your door by a drone within 60 minutes.

And then there’s 3D printing. while the price of these printers make them impractical for consumer use, the price will come down. The day is coming when 3D printers are in most homes. Imagine needing a screw driver of a certain size and printing one, rather than running to Home Depot. Ford says the day is coming when you’ll be able to print replacement parts for your car! And Amazon just launched a 3D Printer Store.

Now let’s take a look at the articles that caught me attention this past week:

The 5000th post* @ Seth Godin’s Blog. If you aren’t reading Seth Godin’s blog, start now. His writing inspires you to be a better everything. In The 5000th Post, pay special attention to two links. The first is Before Seth Godin was Seth Godin @ – Ailian Gan. The second, and my all-time favorite Seth Godin post, is Reject the tyranny of being picked: pick yourself. It’s an absolute must read.

Would You Take a 10% Pay Cut to Get All Fridays Off? @ Budgets Are Sexy. This article reminded me of my efforts to work part-time, using income from blogging to offset the income loss. I had it figured out to the penny how much my blog needed to make to allow me to work 4 days a week, 3 days a week, or even just 2 days a week. Today I could blog full time, yet I still practice law. Go figure.

Why Many Retirees Could Outlive a $1 Million Nest Egg @ NY Times. NY Times business editor Jeff Sommers tells us why a $1 million nest egg just won’t cut it anymore. Don’t get depressed; get busy.

Emerging market bond fund now available @ Vanguard. In case you missed it, Vanguard has opened the Emerging Markets Government Bond Index Fund. While most investors don’t need this level of diversity, it is an option to consider as a low cost way to diversify your bond holdings. I’ll be buying the ETF when it’s available.

Household Cashflow Diagram with Automated Savings & Bill Payments @ My Money Blog. As always, Jonathan does a great job of breaking down a finance topic–in this case his budget. I liked the graphic.

Carnival of Personal Finance – Beach Day Edition @ « Planting Our Pennies. We were included in last weeks carnival, which lists some of the best in personal finance blogging for the past week.

Published or Updated: June 9, 2013
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

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