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What will you learn from this audiobook?

Tackling nine specific financial myths, Killing Sacred Cows is a must for mission-driven individuals. It plainly reveals these shocking truths kept hidden by the traditional financial industry:

  • A 401(k) is not the "safe" and "smart" plan that you have been told it is; in fact, it's an extremely risky investment for most people. Learn to create safer investments that are collateralized, cash-flowing, controllable, and aligned with your expertise, passion, and purpose.
  • Conventional retirement planning strategies, techniques, and products are probably keeping you from the retirement you really want. You can maximize the productivity of your resources, reduce risk, and retire well with the right education and a proper macroeconomic plan.
  • Net worth is a poor indicator of wealth and your ability to retire well. What matters is cash flow, and this book will teach you how to develop it.
  • Debt may not be what you think it is. Learn the proper definition of debt and how this understanding can immediately increase your prosperity.
  • "High risk equals high returns" is dangerous dogma. Learn how to increase your returns and reduce your risk through smart, value-based investing.
  • How to identify the hidden factors that are causing you financial pain and misery.
  • Finally, you can treat more than just symptoms and address root causes.

By the time you're done listening to this book, you'll know more about personal finance than most financial advisors - and this is no joke! You'll discover how to take control of your finances now. After hearing it, you'll scoff at generic recommendations from financial advisors who push the same products on every client regardless of their unique personal goals and financial blueprint.

©2008 Garrett B. Gunderson (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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Great Information, A bit of Upsell

Pros: Great information and philosophies that when embraced can reshape the way you view money and life. I definitely recommend it overall.

Cons: He's not a narrator, so throughout the book he reads very quickly through stuff which makes it hard to fully understand what was previously said. He upsells his websites at least 20 times per chapter and it's kind of frustrating. We typically don't BUY a book to be upsold on more of your products that heavily.

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Would I recommend?
- Yes. It's a Wonderful mindset shifter.

Who is it for?
- Everyone. Particularly those who want to learn new ways to look at money.

What would I change?
- Slower Reading.
- No upselling, or at least way less.

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WOW, just WOW!!! Prepare to be challenged!

If you are the type of person who doesn't follow trends, believes that just because "everybody does it" doesn't mean it's right, and are always questioning the choices of masses and challenging authority, you're gonna feel like a fish in the freshest water with this book. If you're the opposite, prepare to challenged! This book is so eye opening and so on point, that if I could give it 100 starts, I would! Absolutely recommend if you want to become financially independent! Because, to become financially free, you first need to free your mind and learn to value PEOPLE over money.

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This book coverts Rich Dad Poor Dad philosophy into action.

As the title states if you believe in the Robert Kiyosaki / Rich Dad Poor Dad philosophy of wealth, cashflow, & investment and have struggled to get started this is the the book for you.

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Author speaks too fast but good content

Slow down! The content is good but it sounds like you were in a hurry to get it read. If I wanted to listen faster I would speed up the recording. (And when slowed down via the app the speech is slurred sounding.)

Nevertheless I love the empowering message and can’t wait to slaughter my cows!!

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Great audio I'd recommend to anyone looking fo FI.

loved it.
great information.
speaker/author talked a bit fast but I could understand his enthusiasm.
will reccomend to others.

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Well written and we'll spoke.... Highly recommend

Great book. Out of the box thinking. Thanks for taking the time to write it and read it for us!

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All Inspirational Financial Outlook

Not a single thing of value, or a long discussion on the benefit, breakdown, and structuring of a dividend paying, low death benefit, high premium whole/ permanent life insurance policy.

Glad I listened at 2x the speed.

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Fresh Point of view

Although the narration is paced too quickly for most people to absorb on an audiobook the content is a fascinating new point of view on financial freedom and make sure we think what’s important in your life

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Watered Down Kiyosaki Principles Poorly Narrated

If you follow Robert Kiyosaki, this book offers nothing new. in fact, it's just a really long advertisement to upsell you on his other products.

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Very basic and overly verbose - way too long

this is basically know your “soul purpose” with a billion quotes which really lengthen this book more than it should and make it way to long. I would say instead of reading this book find your own soul purpose (which this book does not help with). Just a general concept of if it of “if it brings value for you personally then do it”. The financial advice is very basic like debt is only debt if it does not help you produce and make sure your assets are greater than debt on balance sheet. The person he quotes most is rich dad poor dad. So save yourself 8 hours and read that book instead. I pretty much summed up the 8 long hours of this book. The only decent chapter on its own (though also very verbose) is don’t self ensure and benefits of a whole life insurance instead of a term life insurance - also better to have home insurance. While I know this he does a good job explaining in basic terms. Bingo that is the whole book. Be a producer instead of a consumer. Save your self some “opportunity cost of lost time” and move on past this book. I left setting on 1.5x speed last couple of chapters to get through. Still too verbose. Analogies and quotes are an effective tool but not when it fills over half of the book. Could have been about 4 chapters at best based on real content and instead the author made it 9+ long repetitive chapters. And also beware every chapter weaves in a commercial to go to his companies website (to sell his services)

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  • 04-29-17

Poor narration, slow down, stop shouting at me

Good content but the audiobook would have benefitted from a more relaxed narration. it all felt so rushed, pushy and shouty most of the time.

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  • 09-10-19

average

struggled to finish it. There is more fluff and some useful advice. Author could have chosen someone to do the reading

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  • 01-16-19

Solid Logic

Damn good advice backed with sound logic. Garrett does read a little quick at times but well, well worth the listen.