SAVE BIG AT SMALL BUSINESSES
Today's "buy local" movement persists in spite of the popularity of online shopping hubs. While it's convenient to order everything including the kitchen sink from your computer or phone, there are still some advantages to visiting local mom-and-pop shops in person. While you may associate online shopping with cyber sales and competitive pricing, there are also savings to be had when patronizing small businesses. Buying local not only keeps money in the community; it can also yield other surprising benefits not available online or in big-box stores.