Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt Free

Jordan E. Goodman, with Bill Westrom

Wiley,  January 2010

The world of borrowing and debt management has changed dramatically, leaving people confused about how best to secure their financial future. This book is the only guide with detailed advice to help you become debt-free or master the debt you have, based on the latest laws and new government programs and policies implemented under the Obama administration.

Is the information and advice on debt management different than in years past? Definitely, and in this savvy, engaging guide, bestselling author and financial expert Jordan Goodman will show you how to:

  • Win the mortgage game: avoid foreclosure, obtain the best refinancing, and modify your mortgage even it it's "under water"
  • Clean up your credit report and dramatically boost your credit score
  • Negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome medical bills, student loans, and credit cards
  • Protect yourself from the devastation of identity theft
  • Master new credit card rules, and avoid the rate and fee traps
  • Learn a revolutionary strategy that will help you become mortgage-free in five to seven years, change the way you pay all your bills, and save hundreds of thousands of dollars
Master Your Debt contains many pioneering strategies as it lays out an innovative plan for achieving the elusive goal of financial success. This reliable resource is filled with helpful Web sites, toll-free numbers, association and government agencies, and vetted companies and services to help you implement the advice offered here.

In today's volatile economy, getting out of debt is the key to surviving and thriving, and with this book, Jordan Goodman provides you with the strategies and tools to live debt-free.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780470484241 | Publication Date: January 2010

"Being in debt does not have to be a life sentence. Jordan Goodman gives you the key to getting out of your debtor's prison in Master Your Debt."

--Terry Savage, nationally syndicated Chicago Sun-Times personal financial columnist and author of The New Savage Number

"Master Your Debt gives the skinny on today's most pressing finance issues. This type of advice is a rarity, as is Jordan's level of expertise. It's little wonder that he's known as America's Money Answers Man!"
--Curtis Arnold, founder of and author of How You Can Profit from Credit Cards

"Whether your goal is to whittle down your debt or boost your bottom line, Jordan Goodman shows you how to succeed in this book!"
--Gerri Detweiler, author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook and advisor to

"Winning strategies are the key to saving money! Jordan is a master of them. He has, once again, created another excellent, up-to-date, easy-to-use consumer guide that will help people save thousands of dollars on their debt."
--Scott Bilker, creator of and author of Talk Your Way Out Of Credit Card Debt

"Goodman (Everyone's Money Book), former Wall Street correspondent for Money magazine, offers a lifeline to Americans drowning in debt -- with attention to explaining the new rules that the government has put in place since unveiling its stimulus package, including new borrowing guidelines by banks and new policies to avoid mortgage foreclosures. After a brief sketch of the origins of the credit crisis, the author provides a way to determine just how much debt one is in and shares tips on negotiating various payments. Addressing refinancing and paying off mortgages, avoiding identity fraud, selecting the right car deals and student loans, and surviving bankruptcy, the book covers virtually all the debt bases with hard-hitting advice. Goodman offers a detailed appendix with contact information for further reading as well as various resources to empower readers and help them regain their financial footing. (Feb.)"
--Publisher's Weekly Nonfiction Book Reviews