Stories of the Indebted


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Community Books LLC
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5.5 X 0.38 X 8.5 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Jorge P. Newbery is a successful entrepreneur, distressed debt and real estate investor, endurance athlete, and author. He turned around some of the country's most troubled housing complexes in amassing a portfolio of 4,000 apartments across the USA from 1992 - 2005. However, a natural disaster triggered a financial collapse in which he lost everything and emerged over $26 million in debt. He never filed bankruptcy. Instead he developed strategies to gain leverage over creditors to settle debts at huge discounts, or simply did not pay them at all. He is a veteran of dozens of court battles, once fighting a creditor to the Missouri Court of Appeals. The entire debt (over $5,800,000) was inadvertently extinguished due to sloppy legal work. As an athlete, Newbery raced bicycles for a living from 1986 - 1990 as a Category 1. He competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials and was 4th in the Spenco 500, a nonstop 500-mile bike race televised on ESPN. He also raced for the Costa Rican National Team in the Tour of Mexico, was 2nd in the 1987 Southern California State Championship Road Race, plus held the Green Jersey in the 1987 Vulcan Tour. Newbery also runs and has completed over 70 marathons and ultramarathons. In 2012, he was the overall winner of the Chicago Lakefront 50K. At 46-years-old, he was double the age of the 24-year-old second-place finisher. Today, Newbery helps others crushed by unaffordable debts rebuild their lives. Jorge is Founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation (AHP), a socially responsible hedge fund which purchases nonperforming mortgages from banks at big discounts, then shares the discounts with families to settle their mortgages at terms many borrowers find "too good to be true." Jorge's response to the nation's mortgage crisis creates meaningful social and financial returns for investors, while keeping families in their homes. AHP's mission is to facilitate win-win-win solutions for homeowners, investors and lenders. "Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands" is Jorge's autobiographical account of how he was pushed to his physical and mental limits during his time of strife, and how he overcame the challenges he faced. Jorge's latest book is: "Debt Cleanse: How To Settle Your Unaffordable Debts For Pennies On The Dollar (And Not Pay Some At All)," which provides step-by-step help for families overwhelmed by debt. Jorge is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and other publications, and speaks regularly on debt, investing, finance and housing issues. Connect with Jorge at: https: // https: // http: // https: //


"It's time to shake up the way you think about debt. Read this America! Newbery is no stranger to debt. At its peak, he was $26 million in debt with no hope except to fight back. He tried several tactics which started to work and he successfully settled his debts for pennies on the dollar or wiped them out completely. Like a modern day Robin Hood, Jorge Newbery is now transferring his knowledge to the masses to get America out of debt." - Top Book Reviewers "The lives of too many Americans are absorbed by debt, becoming prisoners of a vicious cycle from which breaking free is difficult. Newbery offers an escape plan in the form of a book. With the help of his characters who seem as real as you and I, he shares their problems and solutions. The focus falls on how to rise once you have fallen and how to learn from your (and other people's) mistakes. Engaging." - Best Sellers World "The tales of financial ducking and diving are themselves intensely interesting. The reader will find complex financial issues rendered comprehensible (even for those not used to dealing with these types of problems), along with some truly affecting personal tales of debt and the damage it can do--excellent stuff." - IndieReader