January 29, 2023

“America’s Money Answers Man” to Speak at Chester Guest House Retreat

Jordan Goodman, "America's Money Answers Man".

 CHESTER– Jordan Goodman, the nationally-recognized expert on personal finance known as “America’s Money Answers Man,” will give a free talk at Guest House Retreat & Conference Center in Chester, CT, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. The presentation, titled “Thriving Financially in Challenging Economic Times,” is part of Guest House’s ongoing public outreach series of free educational events that serve the local community. The seminar will include a Q&A session and will be followed by a free reception where guests can meet the author and media personality. There is a suggested donation of $10. 

Goodman recently appeared on The View with Barbara Walters and is a frequent commentator for NBC’s The Today Show, as well as programs on Fox, CNN, CBS and radio call-in shows across the country. He is the author of 13 bestselling books on personal finance, including the recently released Master Your Debt (John Wiley, January 2010). For many years Goodman reported on up-to-the-minute developments in personal finance for MONEY magazine. “Money dominates most people’s lives. Our financial health is one of the most important aspects of our sense of well-being,” says Goodman. “At a time when Americans are stressed about a lackluster economy and their money seems stretched to the limit, it’s hard to maintain perspective and peace of mind. Yet they may already have the answers to navigating their financial waters successfully. I want to show them how.” 

Goodman will take personal questions from the audience and cover a diverse range of topics, including: the Financial Reform Bill, college loans, creating passive income streams, the real estate market, mortgages, foreclosures, strategic defaults, and the effects of midterm elections on job creation, tax policy and estate planning. 

“Most people pay little attention to the way they interact with money, and this causes a lot of unnecessary suffering,” says Guest House executive director Adam Fuller. “Inquiring into the issues we have around money helps us feel supported in the world. We thought Jordan, who has attended many retreats here, could help us do that.” 

Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, a charming former country inn, opened its doors in May 2008. Today it houses a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational facility that hosts a variety of groups working in the areas of psychology, spiritual work, health and wellness, leadership and teamwork, scientific exploration, and ecological, social and environmental responsibility.