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Introducing the #DlrChat

I admit that I don't often get excited. Guess maybe I'm just a reserved kind of guy. Some would say I'm a bit boring. Others might even say, well, that I'm retentive (but we're not going there...this IS a family newsletter).

But I am excited about this week. First, I get to mention that I was recently interviewed by Steve Pomeranz. Steve's been sharing financial wisdom via radio and TV since 2001. You'll find his site here <http://www.onthemoneyradio.org/>. For a direct link to the program that includes my interview with Steve.

Next, I get to tell you about our first ever TweetChat. On Weds 1/18 we're doing the first of a monthly series with our friends at Bankrate.com and Cambridge Credit. And I get to be the host! (no brag, just the facts) We'll be talking about "Holiday Financial Hangovers" and how to get rid of financial headaches.

Our special guest will be Greg McBride. I've known Greg for over a decade and he's one of the smartest financial guys I know. I'll never forget a conversation he and I in a hotel lobby at a conference back in 2001. We were discussing all the new types of mortgages that were being created at the time. We joked about putting all the worst elements into one morgage (0% down, 125% mortgages, no doc mortgages, variable rate, 5 year balloons, etc). We also talked about how those mortgages would blow up sooner or later. And how we had a responsibility to warn people of the risks.

At the time I thought that only the bankers and homeowners with those mortgages would be hurt. Turns out I was wrong. Many of us who didn't have those mortgages got hurt, too. Regardless, Greg is definitely someone that you want to get financial advice from.

We'll also be joined by other personal finance bloggers and experts. Our sponsor is Jordan Goodman, a well known financial author. We'll be giving away his new book "Master Your Debt".

The chat will be held on Weds 1/18 at 3pm EST. You can follow us on Twitter using #DlrChat or go to the chatroom <http://tweetchat.com/room/dlrchat>. Please take a moment to RSVP for the chat here.

BTW, for those of you not familiar with TweetChats, if you can't make the chat when it's actually happening, you can still read it after here.

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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