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Killing Sacred Cows

Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity
Narrated by: Garrett B. Gunderson
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Highly recommended

Thank you for putting this book into an audio format. This book was recommended to me at a work conference and I’m glad I went through with it. Check it out and expand your professional education!

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AWESOME! AMAZING! THANK YOU Garrett!

This is a MUST LISTEN/READ BOOK! WOW! Garrett you poured your HEART into writing & narrating this book. I'm HAPPY it was spoken by you. I now have a NEW & FRESH perspective. God bless! Keva

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Incredible book breaking cultural norms.

A lot of quotable ideas and information. We've created so many bad ideas and rules that don't help us to succeed in life and this book destroys the myths we were taught to believe.

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Incredible book with important message.

This book is a must read. I've met Garrett and attended the WealthFactory Summit. I've started implementing his strategies and it's already making a difference. I'll definitely re-listen to this book regularly to refresh my mindset.

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  • 04-29-17

Repetitive content with too much upsell

Some great content but all too often repetitive, vague and lacking solid details - instead referring the listener to various online education for sale and looping the same message to make enough pages for a book, when in fact it's an excellent report at best.

I did enjoy the unique content and questions posed, but it needed to be less wordy for sure. Maybe some of the ideas on the website references should have been in the book if they were important enough to reference and the price of the book raised to cover the authors 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.