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A Blessed Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my Frugal Friends!

This is a very busy time of the year so let's keep this short and sweet. Naturally my hope is that you and the ones that you love would have a truly blessed Christmas and all that comes with it.

I'd like to take a moment to ask a favor. The holiday season is meant to be a happy time. And, for most it is. But, not for everyone. Many have a heavy heart as the holidays approach. We've lost a father, mother, spouse, child or someone else who was and is still dear to us. It will be hard to face the holidays without them.

If you're that person, please don't stay stuck in despair. I doubt that's what your loved one would want. Be honest with yourself. Part of the reason that you miss that person is that they wanted good things for your life. So as a way of honoring their wishes have a happy holiday. And, when you smile take a moment to remember a happy time with that loved one.

If you know someone who is grieving, please take the time to do something to encourage them. It probably won't cost much (if anything) and could be the best gift that you give this year.

Keep on Stretching those Dollars!





Cheryl said:

Great idea :)

I hope we get the Christmas story this year.. I always look forward to it.

December 18, 2009 3:29 PM

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For more than 25 years, Gary Foreman has worked to manage money effectively. Prior to starting The Dollar Stretcher, he was a financial planner and purchasing manager. While helping clients manage their hard earned money as a financial planner, he applied commonsense, time-tested techniques during the turbulent 1980’s. The experience convinced him that you didn’t need to hit the lottery to accumulate significant wealth. Following that, Gary had an opportunity to learn more about how to get the best value for a dollar spent in the corporate world. As the Purchasing Manager for a computer manufacturer, he was responsible for supervising over $10 million in annual purchases. Gary began The Dollar Stretcher website <www.TheDollarStretcher.com> and newsletters in April 1996. Over 300,000 readers benefit from the time and money saving ideas presented in The Dollar Stretcher newsletters each week. His mission is to help people "Live Better for Less". He also provides private label newsletters for companies wishing to provide money saving information for their clients and/or prospects. Gary lives in Florida along with his wife of thirty years and their two children. Much of his time is spent working with the men's ministry of his church. One of their ongoing projects is the "Holy Smoke BBQ" which sells bbq on Friday nights with the profits going to support local foster kids and orphans. When he has a free moment you’ll find him restoring a Checker station wagon nicknamed “Two Ton” or cruising in a '65 Impala SS Convertible with doo-wops playing in the background.

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Gary is a former financial planner and purchasing manager who edits The Dollar Stretcher website <www.stretcher.com> and newsletters. You can follow Gary on Twitter.com/gary_foreman
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