One of my favorite stress relievers is to daydream about retiring early in the south of France, sipping a glass of Chateauneuf-du-pape in the shadow of my own private castle.

Since you're one of our readers, I bet you have a similar goal. To help you attain your financial independence, we are sponsoring a free interactive chat with Dagen McDowell, our renowned personal finance columnist.

Dagen, who also hosts her own radio show ( click here to listen) and is seen weekly on Fox's "Cashin' In," will offer five tips to get you on the road to financial freedom. She'll then answer as many of your questions as she can.

The chat is set for 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 18. If you can't make that time, you can still sign up, send in your questions, and access the transcript afterward. Click here for more information.

See you there!

Dave Morrow
Editor in Chief
David Morrow is editor-in-chief of In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks, though he owns stock in He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He welcomes your feedback and invites you to send it to David Morrow.

Let's stay interactive.