Dec 27, 201612:25 PMFinancial Perspectives
with Michael Dubis, CFP
Book recommendations for a personally and financially successful 2017
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But the most inspirational book I have read to date that is both very current and applies to not just my practice, but my life, your life, and most importantly, our children’s lives, is Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age by Sherry Turkle. This book is, in my opinion, one of the best books I’ve read on the powerful — and often negative — influence digital tools are having on our relationships with each other and the social development of children.
There are a bunch of great reviews of this book on Amazon. You can also find a great review here from the Washington Post.
This is a passion point for me. As cliché as it sounds, children are — literally — the future. I feel very responsible to participate in that positive development. Smartphones, tablets, etc. are a necessary fact of life, but I’m convinced that their misuse is fundamentally altering our thinking, our communicating, and most importantly, our very important family and community relationships.
The book is as much a recap of the issues to date as it is a call to action for parents, teachers, and society to get in front of this challenge before we lose our valuable conversations to digital tools that can’t possibly replace them. This book gives us great direction on how we can take positive action to help our children, our families, and each other.
I encourage you to pick up a copy. Let’s reclaim the conversation together.
Here’s to a prosperous New Year!
MICHAEL DUBIS is a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and president of Michael A. Dubis Financial Planning, LLC. He previously served as lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Business School James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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