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Facing Financial Fears

They say that a writer's biggest fear is a blank sheet of paper. Or, in more modern terms, a blank computer screen. Having made my living largely by writing and editing for over 15 years, I can verify that there's some truth to that statement.

But, like so many of our fears, I believe that they diminish in size if you face them head on. I can't point to any scientific reason. Just experience in my own life and listening to what other people have said about their lives.

That's also true of our financial fears. A blank sheet of paper becomes less scary when I put something (anything) on the page. Same thing for our finances.

If you read the papers, watch the news or just hang around the water cooler at work it's almost impossible not to be somewhat fearful about your financial future. Almost every day there seems to be some new headline that could cause concern.

Fortunately we don't have to cower at the foot of some unnamed financial fear. We don't have to stay with a blank sheet of financial paper. We can identify what the threat is, evaluate how serious it is, and take appropriate steps to minimize or eliminate the threat. In part, that's what The Dollar Stretcher is all about. Helping you identify, evaluate and minimize financial threats.

So be of good cheer! Don't look at the headlines the same way. Consider them a tool that you'll use to help identify potential threats to your financial well-being. Tools that will help you know where to stregnthen your defenses.

Write on that blank sheet of paper. Not only will you feel better, but you'll also increase the odds of a successful financial future!

Keep on Stretching those Dollars!



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About Gary

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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