Fun Facts Friday: Hermann Hesse
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 3, 2015

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a Swiss poet, author and painter. Hesse was a headstrong child, his mother wrote “The little fellow has a life in him, an unbelievable strength, a powerful will, and, for his four years of age, a truly astonishing mind.” Hermann Gundert, Hermann Hesse’s grandfather and a doctor of philosophy (as well as fluent in multiple languages), encouraged his grandson to read a lot, and even gave him access to his library. Hesse tried to work in a bookshop, but quite after 3 days. Hesse, Maria Bernoulli, was from a famous family of mathematicians. In World War I, Mr. Hesse Hesse volunteered with the Imperial army but was found unfit for combat duty. Instead he was assigned to care for POWs. Maria suffered from psychosis and after her recovery the couple separated. Hesse attempted to work against Hitler‘s suppression of art and literature that protested Nazi ideology. The Nazis eventually banned his work in their magazines. In 1946, Mr. Hesse received the Nobel Prize in Literature. The New York Times went so far as to claim that Hesse’s works were largely “inaccessible” for American readers. Hesse calculated that his average daily correspondence…

Book Review: Passive Income by John C. Borg
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 2, 2015

About: Passive Income: How To Reach Financial Freedom By Building Residual Income Assets by John C. Borg is a short eBook in which the author gives the reader some ideas on passive income. 73 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00OCXTZE8 My rating for Passive Income – 4 Buy this book from Amazon.com* Thoughts: I’m always on the lookout for books about passive income, so when I saw that Passive Income: How To Reach Financial Freedom By Building Residual Income Assets by John C. Borg was free on the Kindle I downloaded it immediately. This is a short book with some helpful tips about saving, real estate, compound interest etc. The book is by no means a “how to” guide, but more of an idea generator. I liked the money savings ideas and simple explanations of somewhat complex financial terms. What many of these type of books about passive income are missing, though, is that there is nothing “passive” about passive income. Granted, you might not have to be working 9 to 5, but to put these types of income generators in place takes lots of hard work, endurance and money (maybe not “lots” of money but…

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