JORDAN E. GOODMAN is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance. He is the authorof the bestselling Everyone's Money Book and twelve other books. For eighteen years, hewas the Wall Street correspondent for Moneymagazine and also served as a regularcommentator for NBC News at Sunrise andMutual Broadcasting System's America in the Morning. Today, Goodman appears regularlyon many radio shows, including public radio's Marketplace as well as on TV programs on Fox, CNN, CBS, CNBC, and MSNBC. He also speaks regularly to large groups such as the Harv Eker wealth seminars. Visit Goodman's Web site: www.moneyanswers.com.
BILL WESTROM is a consumer advocate and veteran mortgage professional who has become a critic of the traditional banking system. His own businesses, IFS Development Group and TruthInEquity.com, focus on educating and empowering homeowners so they can make smarter choices about mortgages and employ an innovative mortgage reduction strategy; equity acceleration. Westrom's mission is to "change the financial landscape of this country by helping homeowners get more out of what they own and what they earn."
Introduction: Master or Victim? You Decide.
Chapter 1: How Did We Get Here? and Where Are We?
Chapter 2: Find out Where You Stand.
Chapter 3: Other People Are Grading You, Too.
Chapter 4: Avoiding A Modern-Day Identity Crisis.
Chapter 5: Win the New Mortgage Game.
Chapter 6: Mortgage Free in Five to Seven Years.
Chapter 7: Credit Cards: Just Because It's Called MasterCard Doesn't Mean It's the Boss of You.
Chapter 8: Car Deals: Making Sure You're In the Driver's Seat.
Chapter 9: An Education in College Costs.
Chapter 10: Don't Let Bad Luck Derail your Finances.
Chapter 11: Surviving Bankruptcy.
Chapter 12: Debt Strategies for Every Age.
Chapter 13: Permanent Mastery, Going Forward.
About the Author.