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You’re Probably Using the 4% Rule All Wrong

We made it to Friday folks!

You’re Probably Using the 4% Rule All Wrong [The Best Interest] – “The 4% rule isn’t guaranteed to work for you. It worked in the past. It worked based on 20th-century economic conditions. Will the next 100 years mirror the previous 100 years? I don’t know. Maybe we’ll have a utopia. Or maybe the climate crisis (or aliens, or a meteor, or…) will destroy us. That’s the hard part about being human. We too easily fool ourselves into exuberant optimism or forlorn depression.” A good reminder that ‘rules,’ or technically rules of thumb, have to be tested frequently and for your situation.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a good heist or crackdown article, this one isn’t about a manhunt post robbery (it’s actually far worse), but fascinating.

The Epic Hunt for One of the World’s Most Wanted Men [GQ] – “Among the small coterie of specialists who track the world’s most monstrous fugitives, Bob Reid has a well-earned reputation for finding his man. Even when the trail grows cold for years. A decade ago, as chief of operations at the U.N.’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Reid directed the search for the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, the so-called Butcher of Bosnia, who was responsible for the murder of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. Mladic had been running for 16 years when Reid tracked him to a shabby farmhouse in northern Serbia. Masked agents hauled him away to face the tribunal, which convicted Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him in 2017 to life in prison.”

This next share is fun hacky stuff. It feels like I haven’t been in a store with this technology in quite some time, it was cool to see how they work (note, this video was published in 2015!):

Don’t shoplift!

And have a great weekend! 🙂