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

Jordan E. Goodman, Author, Bill Westrom, With with Bill Westrom. Wiley $24.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-470-48424-1

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.)

Reviewed on: 12/21/2009
Release date: 01/01/2010
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