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Summary

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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  • AC
  • 29-04-17

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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  • UtilityTip
  • 12-07-17

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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  • J.Oax
  • 18-04-18

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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  • Jayrue
  • 18-04-18

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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  • Clinton
  • 10-03-18

Poorly structured writing Yelled with unnatural cadence in your ear

I hated listening to this book. The author did cause me to think about a few things, so it wasn’t a total loss, but the presentation was poor. First off, the author even admits that his reading performance on this book is poor, and it was worse... He YELLS the content at you in manufactured enthusiasm. There are ubiquitous weird pauses and stumbles that ruin the cadence also. Beyond that, the structure of the writing is poor, rambling on in very loose focus and never getting to solidly distilled points. I think the author means we’ll, but the execution here is sub par in the underlying themes and development, organization and quality of writing, and in performance of the reading. If you like being yelled at and are willing to sift through the spaghetti to interact with this material then by all means give it a shot and you might get a very little out of it. I got a little spurring of my thought (actually didn’t agree with him, but that’s fine if I’m forced to think about my understanding of something) but I don’t think it was anywhere near worth the price if the audiobook.

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  • CATHY
  • 03-03-18

Great audio, now I'll go read the book

What about Garrett B. Gunderson’s performance did you like?

Loved Garrett's PISSIONATE performance (pissed plus passionate). I stuck to the end to hear him talk about this.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Question everything. We all have have more control over our financial outcome than we believe. Tap into our soul capital.

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  • Jacob L
  • 23-01-18

Life Changing

The best self empowerment and eye opening advice in plain English. Also having a laugh at the same time.

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  • JustinD
  • 26-12-17

Not easy to hear... but worth the wisdom

A lot of what is in this book completely contradicts the norm. So much so that I don’t think I could discuss it with my friends in a productive manner until I become more educated.

It’s a great start for anyone looking to take hold of their financial future rather than hoping a financial advisor will do it for you- which is probably the biggest myth.

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  • Philip M
  • 23-12-17

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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  • Darwin Pitts
  • 21-11-17

A Must Read 4 Getting your Financial Shit Together

I never struggle to get through any portion of it love the book from start to finish I have had the actual digital copy for quite some time but just could not get around to reading it. so finally decided to get the audio book thank you so much for actually taking the time to put it out there makes it so much easier and I was able to actually get through it in record time. you don't know what you don't know love all the references and mention of sources of all the different quotes and suggestive statements that I've been mentioned throughout the years. I've already bookmark the two sites you mentioned and do plan on doing it again. the best part was Dimension or education in regards to what is or how to work around that and the producer Power Hour.

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  • Kevin
  • 06-09-17

Refocus for financial goals

a good book for dispelling financial myths and refocusing for financial goals, would make a good gift for high school or college grads also