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Why I'm Excited about 2012

Hello to all my Frugal Friends!

Can't speak for anyone else, but I'm excited about this new year.

It's not that I'm all that optimistic about the economy in the next year. Economists are predicting GNP growth of about 2.5 to 3%. Hardly a booming recovery. Just about enough to keep us where we are today.

And, the worldwide debt bubble isn't really shrinking. At least not in any significant way. That'll take decades to deflate. Even under the best of circumstances.

Guess maybe it's just that (like most people) I like 'new' things. We've recently gotten a 'new look' for our website . I'm working to bring some other new things to our community. For instance we'll be doing a variety of contests and give-aways in the future. Just finished one for a Kindle Fire last month.

And, we'll be co-hosting a TweetChat with our friends at Bankrate and Cambridge on 1/18. It'll be the first of a monthly series that looks really promising. Plus, I've taken the first steps towards doing some videos for you (no promise on when the first will be available!).

So I guess that perhaps the thought of what some of these new things could become is what has me excited for the future. Sure, there will be plenty of challenges. But, there will always be opportunities, too!

Keep on Stretching those Dollars!

Gary

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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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