Press: The Debt-Free Spending Plan

Press inquiries:
Kama Timbrell, Publicity Director, Amacom Books
212.903.8315; Email

Herb Schaffner, Big Fish Media

Recent Press:

Publishers Weekly

“[Nagler’s] ‘foolproof tools’ are designed for those trying to take control of their money and lives, without donning a hair shirt of penurious sacrifice…Those concerned with tackling debt in the immediate present would do well to work toward Nagler’s goals.”

The New York Times

“Making it Last” by Mike Winerip

Sunday, October 7, 2012, Book Review by Paul Brown
“For uncertain times, some back-to-basics advice…clearly written for anyone who has ever said: “It’s impossible for me to save or invest. I can’t even pay my bills.”  The book’s appeal: nothing is left to chance.”

Amazon’s Top 100 list in finance (2013, 2014)

The Mint (

“Expert Interview with JoAnneh Nagler About Living Debt-Free”

Essence Magazine

“Seven Ways to Escape the Holidays Debt-Free”

CBS-TV San Francisco, KPIX Channel 5 “Bay Sunday”

Sunday with Frank Mallicoat

Good Day Sacramento

With Ken Rudolph & Marianne McClary

With Ken Rudolph & Amy Carabba

With Ken Rudolph & Marianne McClary;
9:00 am with Laura Skirde & Julissa Ortiz

U.S. News & World Report

“Could You Live Without A Credit Card?”

“50 Ways to Improve Your Finances,”

“How Couples Can Get Spending Under Control,”

Everything Financial with Dennis Tubbergen

Interview with JoAnneh Nagler on simple debt-free living strategies

“Expert Interview with JoAnneh Nagler on Living Debt-Free in Retirement.”

Jewish Journal

“The Road Map to Freedom Debt”

Dennis Miller’s Book Club

“Debt Will Kill Your Sex Life”

“Three Birds to Change a Paradigm, Or, How to Talk To Your Partner About Debt and Money Issues”

“Debt-Stress: The Pressure-Cooker Stew That’s Killing Us”

Full list of blogs at under “nagler”

U.S Air Force Media Program

Quartz Magazine

“Money Madness” article by Jordan Rosenfeld

Miss Mellenia Magazine

“Book Reviews”

“More College Grads Feeling Desperation with Suffocating Student Loans”

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Fresno Bee

“Want To Climb out of Debt? Then Get Back to Basics”

Payday Angels

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Betsy Rosenberg, On The Green Front

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: Is There Life After Debt?

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: Couples: Why Debt-Free is Sexier

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: My Story: Why I Wrote This Book

The Debt-Free Spending Plan for Couples: The Aphrodisiac Quality of a Spending Plan

Additional interviews and videos available on, search “The Debt-Free Spending Plan,” or by request to the author.

National and Regional Radio:

  • STRAND MEDIA “On the Money!” with host Steve Pomerantz (Connecticut)
  • WSJ RADIO “The Daily Wrap” with Michael Castner (National)
  • WCRN-AM “The Frankie Boyer Show” (Boston)
  • WESTWOOD ONE “Dennis Miller Show (National)
  • ISSUES TODAY with host Bob Gourley (National)
  • THE ALLAN HANDLEMAN SHOW, 17 Stations (National)
  • WHAM-AM “The Chet Walker Show” (Rochester, NY)
  • WFLA-AM Newstalk with Jack Harris & Tedd Webb (Tampa Bay, FL)
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  • WOC-AM “The Morning Report” (IOWA)
  • KTRS-FM “Martin in the Afternoon” (St Louis, MO)
  • WVHR-FM “Kelly & Bo Show” (Jackson/Nashville, TN)
  • KVOI-AM “The Charles Heller Show” (Tucson, Phoenix, AZ)
  • SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW with host Mike Carruthers (National)
  • WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS RADIO with host Deborah Bailey (National)
  • BUSINESS ENGAGED with Carrie Smith, internet talk radio (National)
  • WSRQ TALK CREDIT RADIO with Gerri Detweiler (Sarasota, FL)
  • KGGV “THE BRIDGE” RADIO Guerneville, with “Milo” (Santa Rosa area, CA)


“If you look at your financial situation and find yourself confused, scared, and clueless as to what you should do, this book is for you.  If dealing with numbers and creating a budget just isn’t your thing, this book is for you.  If you want a simple plan to get debt-free and take control, this book is for you!  Got it?  This book is for you!”
Larry Winget, five-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author, includingYou’re Broke Because You Want to Be

“JoAnneh Nagler has written an extraordinary book for extraordinarily challenging times.  The Debt-Free Spending Plan will give you direct access to realizing a life in which you can truly experience peace, freedom, and sufficiency in your relationship with money. This is the right message at the right time — clear, practical, real, inspiring, and liberating.”
Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, Founder and President of The Soul of Money Institute

“Open this book to any page and you’ll find that its clearheaded wisdom and uncomplicated message will make you completely forget that you’re reading about debt.  Buy this book!”
Arielle Ekstudt and David Henry Sterry, The Book

“If you’re struggling with debt or can’t get your money under control, following JoAnneh’s plan will get you on the right track ASAP!  The Debt-Free Spending Plan provides a great, easy-to-understand system for getting a grip on anyone’s finances.”
Trent Hamm, author of The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

“In minutes each day and without a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo, JoAnneh teaches us to set goals, stop racking up debt, and create long-lasting financial security.  I loved reading this book and will recommend it to many in need of its wisdom!”
Mary Crawford, Professor, Stanford University Continuing Studies, Values-Based Life & Wealth Planning and Twenty-First Century Retirement

“A riveting debt breakthrough and a great read.  This book is an absolute MUST for anyone who wants to stop running up debt and get control of their finances.”
Stephen Dover, International Chief Investment Officer for Franklin Templeton Global Advisers