A sacred cow is an idea, custom, or institution that is unreasonably held to be above criticism. What are some sacred cows you can think of? Conventional financial planning is a huge one for me- from the way we are taught to save for retirement to how we send our kids to college- there are many sacred cows when it comes to money and wealth creation.Our guest today, CharlesHugh Smith, is a modern Renaissance man, a blogger, author, television and radio commentator, fitness, health and lifestyle expert, and a vocal proponent of America’s return to self-sufficiency and sustainability. His blog, “OF TWO MINDS”  was named one of the most influential alternative finance sites by CNBC. “OF TWO MINDS” covers an eclectic assortment of  topics including personal finance, energy, education, and genetically modified food. He has written many books dissecting these sacred cows, including,

  • Why Things Are Falling Apart and What We Can Do About It ,
  • Resistance, Revolution, Liberation:A Model for Positive Change
  • Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation
  •  An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times 

His most recent book, “The Nearly Free University and the Emerging Economy (The Revolution in Higher Education)” tackles one of America’s most sacred cows- the idea that everyone needs to take on debt and get a college education.

Visit Charles at http://www.oftwominds.com/.