My 3 Best Stories in March

Plus my 3 favorite Reader Comments

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March was a busy month. I published 20 new articles between my two publications;

  1. Making of a Millionaire, which focuses on personal finance and
  2. Impact economics, which focuses on economics and policy

I covered all manner of subjects ranging from the concept of “Fat FIRE” to the “Pharma Bro”.

Here are what I think the 3 best things I wrote this month (feel free to disagree with me).

1. The Brilliance of Netflix’s Business Model

My educational background is in economics, and I work in public policy so I have really enjoyed the opportunity to write about economics here on Medium. Economics can be incredibly boring or interesting depending on how the information is presented.

I try my best to use subjects that people are interested in to highlight different economic theories and concepts.

That’s exactly what I did with this article. Most people love Netflix. Even if they don’t, they enjoy talking about it.

In this article, I attempted to use Netflix to highlight a basic economic concept, businesses will continue to produce products until the cost of producing one more unit of their products is equal to the price they sell that product for.

Since Netflix has an incredibly low “marginal cost” to sign up one more member, I argue that it is the ultimate scalable product which is why investors love it.

Read the Full Article Here

2. Why You Need an Emergency Fund Even if you are in Debt

Having an emergency fund is not a very “sexy” or exciting topic to talk about. But it is extremely important to protect yourself when disaster strikes.

Many people who are aggressively paying off debt throw every penny they have at that debt without saving anything. While I understand that temptation ask yourself what would happen if your car needed repairs and you had no savings?

Where would you get the money for the repairs?

You would borrow it, and the cycle of debt would continue.

Read the Full Article Here

3. Universal Basic Income; Socialist Pipedream or the Answer to Automation?

UBI gets discussed quite a lot these days. In this article, I try to neutrally overview the pros and cons to such a policy and give my take on what the major challenges might be in implementing UBI.

Read the Full Article Here

Top Reader Comments of the Month

The most exciting thing to see is the recent uptake in comments on my stories. It’s a good signal to me that I am finding more interesting topics to discuss.

Please keep the comments coming, even if you disagree with me, I would love to have a conversation.

  1. This comment from Jim who (unlike my fence sitting) has a stronger position on the subject of UBI

2. This comment from Opher who provided some extra depth to the discussion on emergency funds. I love a comment like this that contributes to the conversation and is a real value add to anyone reading.

3. This comment from Jim Roye who made me laugh out loud with his comment on my story about “Fat FIRE”.

Thanks to you all for taking the time to read my writing and look forward to discussing even more interesting topics in April.

Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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