Author: TDS

Prescription Drugs: 4 Money Saving Ideas

I’m an anxious man in an anxious world. Many things cause me anxiety.  Deadlines Gorgeous women Speaking in public Two more years of Mr. Obama My underfunded retirement account In early 2009 my anxiety reached the point of turning into an…

Five Steps to a Monthly Budget

If you have already visited The Dollar Stretch, hopefully you’ve had a chance to read my post “Track Your Spending – a 90 Day Challenge“, if not, or if you are new to this website, I suggest that you read…

The Total Money Makeover – The Fundamentals

I would venture to guess that you won’t find a personal finance focused website out there that doesn’t include a post (or twenty) referencing Dave Ramsey – financial guru extraordinaire.   Mr. Ramsey’s personal finance empire includes a radio show, numerous…

Organic Food – Pardon me Bill Gates?!

In an economy that has seen heavy job losses, pay freezes, high unemployment, and a host of other economic stressors, I found it particularly strange to listen to my friend at lunch today proudly announce to the office lunch group assembled  that…

Welcome to The Dollar Stretch!

The Dollar Stretch. When you think “stretch” what comes to mind? Let’s look at a few possibilities: * to make limited supplies or resources go further than usual, planned, or expected * to strain or push something to the limit…