Shop Local, Pay with Cash
So many people are hurting their local economy without knowing it.
Do you shop local? Do you support locally owned small businesses?
If you shop at big box stores, and chains, where does the profit go? It certainly does not stay in your local economy. Many times it might even leave your country altogether.
If you shop locally at locally owned small businesses more of your money stays in your local economy, building a stronger community in your area.
Do you pay with cash, debit cards, or credit cards?
When you pay with cash more money stays in hands of small people, but when you pay with a debit (interac) card or a credit card the banks take a cut every single time - the businesses must pay a fee every time these cards are used. As such big banks get rich, and money is again taken from the local economy. In some cases businesses might loose hundreds of dollars a month, in other cases these fees can be in the thousands.
Enough money is lost to equal a wage, or a raise, from local employees.
Please always pay in cash if you can, and please always support locally owned small business.