Speaking of Independence

  • I know it's not until next week, but I'm really looking forward to the 4th of July. For a bunch of different reasons.


    First, because I like outdoor cooking. Especially BBQ. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we have a whole library section on Grilling Tips, Tricks and Savings. Even if you're an experienced grillmaster you'll probably find a few time or money-saving ideas to make you even better.


    Secondly, I'm grateful that we can pursue financial freedom. Whether it's a struggle or comes easily, we have the choice to make decisions that can make us more free in our finances. We like to think that here at TDS we're part of that pursuit of financial freedom.


    The third reason I especially like the 4th of July is because of what the holiday celebrates - our overall freedom. As Mrs. Dollar Stretcher will tell you, I'm a pretty independent person. I think that rules should be kept to a minimum. You should be free to live your life and make your decisions. I should have the same freedom for my life. And we should both respect each other's freedom.


    I consider myself fortunate to live in the U.S. where that's still largely true. It does seem that we have more and more rules, but according to the Human Freedom Index the U.S. ranks 23rd in freedom. My hope and prayer is that we maintain that freedom.


    So here's to a wonderful holiday. Enjoy a grilled burger and a cool drink. Maybe a swim in a local lake or pool. And...


    Keep on Stretching those Dollars!


1 comment
  • tracy
    tracy Happy Independence Day, Gary! I organized a potluck at work tomorrow! I do every holiday I work, to make it more cheerful to be away from our families. I am celebrating my work family, who support me at work, and are wonderful.
    July 3, 2017 - 1 likes this

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