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I’m guilty ... and I imagine you are, too.

I’m guilty of spending dollars outside the community, sharing my wealth with box stores and high-dollar chains, instead of investing in mom and pop establishments.

Granted, I don’t do it all the time, but if I happen to be in Norfolk or Lincoln, I’ll stop and pick up items I may need soon.

I’ve written it before, but it bears repeating. Spending locally makes dollars and sense. (Yes, that’s a play on words.)

Let’s use my shopping example mentioned above. Let’s figure I spend $50 on groceries (or fuel or gift items or pet food). And, let’s assume there...


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