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The Movement to Reduce Debt

 At the beginning of the year I mentioned something called the Debt Movement. It's organizers hope to pay down a total of $10 million of debt by getting individuals to join in a report how much they've repaid.

According to Jeff Rose, who started the movement, there are current about 1,900 people signed up with $175,000 of debt paid off. One reader already paid off the $3,000 of debt she had so she's completely debt free.

I like the idea. Most of us are more likely to accomplish any goal if we have encouragement, companionship and accountability. That's one of the reasons that we encourage TDS Forums. It's encouraging to see that we have over 300,000 posts from readers like you. I don't know how many people were helped by those posts, but I'm sure that it's more than a handful.

So why not take a few moments to check out TDS forums and The Debt Movement site?

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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