Book Review: I Was Told to Come Alone

Book Review: I Was Told to Come Alone, by Souad Mekhennet
Book Review: I Was Told to Come Alone, by Souad Mekhennet

I Was Told to Come Alone is an important book written by Souad Mekhennet, a German journalist whose parents migrated to Germany from Turkey (her mother) and Morocco (her father).

In an era where politicians and people are fond of shouting fake news every time something comes up that does not fit their agenda, this book is a powerful reminder of the commitment of journalists the world over who dedicate their lives to finding and disseminating the truth, in some cases at great personal risk.

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Happy Money : The Science of Happier Spending

Happy Money : The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton
Happy Money : The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton

Financial Independence bloggers churn out hundreds of posts about money every year. In the main the focus is on how to earn money, save money or invest money. Which all makes sense since the goal is ultimately to have enough money to finance whatever goals the bloggers might have for themselves.

A less common subject, however, is how to SPEND money, a topic which has always struck me as very important. For after all, what is the point of working so hard to haveĀ “enough” money if we do not then use it in order to buy happiness?

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