About the Editor

There’s more than one way to get the most for your money. For more than 35 years, Gary Foreman has worked to manage money effectively. Prior to starting The Dollar Stretcher, he was a financial planner and purchasing manager. (You can read Gary’s personal story here.)

While helping clients manage their hard earned money as a financial planner, he applied commonsense, time-tested techniques during the turbulent 1980’s. Many of those lessons are very relevant in today’s economy. 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 and newsletters in April 1996. In 2019, he started After50Finances.com.

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”. One big way he does this is by helping people get out of debt with his book How to Conquer Debt No Matter How Much You Have.

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 41 years. They have two grown children.

Much of Gary’s 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 with the profits going to support local non-profits.

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.

If you’d like to contact Gary directly he can be reached via email at (gary (at) stretcher.com).

Gary has worked with the media for 20 years. He has been quoted in USA Today, The Nightly Business Report (PBS), Readers’ Digest, U.S. News Money, The Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Boston Sunday Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jerusalem Post, Hartford Courant, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newark Star-Ledger, MSN Money, Dr. Laura’s Perspectives and many other publications and websites.

If you’re looking for a frugal living viewpoint for an article, Gary can be reached by phone (941.761.7805) or email (gary (at) stretcher.com).

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