• Hunting Purple Elephants

  • A 7-Step, 7-Week Plan to Eliminate Unnecessary Spending, Increase Household Income, and Invest the Savings
  • By: Paxton S. Finnegan
  • Narrated by: Eric Reed
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Hunting Purple Elephants

By: Paxton S. Finnegan
Narrated by: Eric Reed
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You have a good job, you work hard, and your family is depending on you. Yet every month your credit card balance grows while your savings dwindle. Why is it so dang hard to get our debts in check? Probably because your credit card statement, weekly shopping routine, and even the phone in your hand are crammed full of purple elephants.

You think you need every one of them. You tell yourself they are essential. You are not willing to give them up, because each one of them adds a layer of superficial comfort to your life. But the truth is, purple elephants will spiral your debt out of control and damage your retirement, your family, and your peace of mind. The things you buy in the name of convenience are the same things that keep you awake at night, wondering how you're going to get out of this black hole of debt.

Join Paxton S. Finnegan as he helps you retake the helm of the out-of-control safari that your financial life has become. For the next seven weeks:

  • You will lead an uncompromising expedition through your financial life.
  • You will track for signs in your bank statement, credit card bill, mortgage, personal items, leisure time, and even your social media.
  • You will partner with your family and make them your most valuable allies, rather than a source of festering resentment.
  • You will implement strategies to eliminate, reduce, consolidate, or restructure your debts.
  • You will begin a new journey of savings and investments.

It's time to reevaluate what is "essential". It's time to cull the herd. Gather the whole family together; it's time to hunt some purple elephants!

©2021 Paxton S. Finnegan (P)2022 Paxton S. Finnegan

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Back in control!

This was full of great suggestions to tighten the budget. It was quite motivational. The structure and insight will be super helpful for me to get ahead and stay ahead. I love the chapter on how the entire family can be involved in better choices. Thanks for sharing!

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Great book

This is a great book that is excellently narrated. This can help so many people. In times when living costs are increasing at an alarming rate, we can all look at ways we can save money. This book has given me some great tips for looking at my finances in a different way and for how to control my spending on unnecessary things. I have already implemented some of these and am starting to see real improvements. A great one to give to your teenage kids to, giving them a head start.

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Full of Wealth

As a young women and mother and wife navigating this world financially can be overwhelming and oh so stressful. This book has armed me with real life tools to save money create better habits for the sake of my families future, you don’t learn this stuff in school! If your young middle aged old you need this book to strengthen your financial skills!

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Fun take on personal finance

I loved how this audiobook breaks down every single little expense and really makes me think about where my money is going. The first step to getting better is realizing that you have a problem. And this was a huge help in identifying that for me. Great book and wonderfully narrated.

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The Elephant in The Room!

This time of year is extremely hard on the pocket. Here in the Uk, we have high fuel prices and the cost of living is going up and up. Hunting Purple Elephants is all the "7"'s, 7 steps in 7 weeks. This very well-produced audiobook will help you to eliminate unnecessary spending and increase your household income. It's a great book.

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Timely for the economic times

I am doing everything I can do to prepare my finances for the coming months. With the fed printing the dollar like it is going out of style, supply chain issues galore, and rising inflation, who knows what's next? It's up to each of us to prepare for what's ahead for the global economy and this book has a no nonsense plan to eliminate the financial leaks, earn more income and invest. Its a great way to batten down the hatches before the storm.

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Fantastic book!

Good financial audiobook to listen. Paxton wake me up and start having a look on my finance. I got a lot good idea from this audiobook in term of financial management. Plus the author simplified the words, so it is not too difficult for me to understand as a non native English speaker.

This book motivate me a lot, and I realize that there are many ways to invest. I highly recommend!!

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AN EASY TO FOLLOW FINANCIAL PLAN!

What perfect timing to come across this audiobook after being bankrupt from Christmas! LOL! In our times, we need to be smart with spending only money you need to spend and remove everything else! Hunting Purple Elephants is filled with great information that has helped trim some finances. It's only seven weeks plan, too, which is a bonus.

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A great listen!

This is one of my favorite topics to learn more about, as I feel like you should always be checking in on your spending and finding new ways to put your money to work. Hunting Purple Elephants offered some excellent tips, some that I currently use, and some that I am interested to try, on how to get the most out of your money. Definitely worth the read.

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GREAT BOOK!!

Its an eye-opening book for me on this topic. loaded with practical tips and tricks.

I would highly recommend it to those who are interested in this topic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

Very Informative

This book has really got some good advices on such things, spending money wisely and invest them savings really matters. I learned and will share this knowledge to my loved ones. And this kind of book is really perfect for people who spend a lot and now trying to change strategies on how to save but still get to spend the same. This is a very helpful book indeed, cant wait to see the results on how well i did soon.

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  • Nick S.
  • 01-19-22

I love this audiobook!

Over the last few years my spending has gotten a bit out of control and I need to decrease it asap. Having an audiobook like this has giving me so much useful information on how to get out of debt, reduce my spending and become a much more financially responsible person. Very clearly narrated as well!

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  • JP
  • 01-19-22

Great advice for anyone

I enjoyed the no nonsense approach to finances. Unlike most other books, it doesn't assume you have hundreds of thousands saved up, or are willing to live like a monk. Paxton Finnegan helps you identify easy ways to cut costs and reduce debt without impacting your quality of life, a great roadmap to financial freedom!

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  • K -1
  • 01-15-22

More Knowledge, more Success!

This book talked about many strategies that one could use to eliminate unnecessary spending, increase income, smartly save more, and plan effectively. Before listening to this book, I had my mind on the same strategies and tips for increasing revenue and investing. I urge anyone interested to take a look at this book.

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  • Phil
  • 01-08-22

Listen Now Not Later

The book will help you implement strategies to reduce your debts and relieve you of obligation. We all think we know what to do, or we do, but we don't do it. The book will help you get on the right path to handling your debts.

Even though it was straightforward and informative, I found it helpful and very enlightening.

I was nodding all the way through.

This audiobook is very well narrated and easy to listen to. Implementing a plan and making changes is very much the core idea.

The book is a must-read for anyone feeling trapped in debt or floating around without a plan.

School is where this stuff should be taught, so we can make economic changes that will help build solid investments now and enjoy them in the future without living in excess debt.

So better late than never for me!

Listen to this now instead of later. Excellent.

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  • Kat
  • 01-07-22

Again, Amazing!

I listened to this after listening to "You Can't Have My Money" by the same author. It was so helpful and enjoyable to listen to, that I just needed to see what this was about! Nailed it once again! With these two books you will learn to save and prepare for your future. And they are a delight to hear. I would highly recommend this as well!

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  • John H.
  • 01-05-22

Practical and worth a listen

We all think we know what to do, or we do know but are not acting on it, this book will help you get on the right path to implement strategies to reduce your debts and help free you from the burden. I found this to be informative and straight-forward. The narration is great and it is easy to listen too. The core idea being to put a plan into action and start making changes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone floating along and feeling like they are stuck in a debt cycle.

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  • SisB
  • 01-04-22

Informative and Easy to Follow!

The book provides insight into how to be financially secured which was not learned at school and make financial changes that we can help build solid investment now and enjoy it all later and not live in excess debt. The pleasure now will frustrate later is a point taken away from the audiobook. It helps understand the financial foundation and how to be ready to take control of financial life for anyone who desires freedom as it provides many options and the point on balance transfer was helpful.

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  • Rob
  • 01-03-22

Great financial information

If you are looking at this then you probably already know like me you are guilty of spending too much and not saving enough! This is a fantastic Audiobook, loads of information and resources, no matter what you are earning we can all benefit from some sound financial advice.
Overall a great Audiobook, very well narrated and easy to listen to, I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their money management.

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  • Olalekan A
  • 01-01-22

Great Way to Monitor Inflow and Outflow

The audible " Hunting Purple Elephants" I found to be a great tool for monitoring your inflow and outflow of cash. The tips shared have been helpful. Plan to put the tips into action and begin to save more money.