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September 8, 2017 9:39 PM

I concur with your thoughts and actions. As a small business person for more than 40 years, I would add to your strategy. Use your credit card only with big corporations. The small business person pays an exorbitant amount the instant a credit card is accepted. For many years I did not accept credit cards but market realities forced me to. I preferred to take personal local checks to credit cards. My fellow small business people thought I was crazy. “What about those theives that write bad checks and then don’t pay?” “Have you actually totaled your expenses using both… Read more »

September 18, 2017 1:54 PM

Thank you for this reminder. I am not a big consumer but it did make me sit back and think about where I do shop for my everyday things or going out to eat. While I haven’t shopped at walmart for years and I definitely boycott certain places such as amazon, I do go to starbucks or einstein once or twice a week. I seek out local eateries when my husband I go out to eat once a week, so I can definitely hit a local coffee shop, and it gives me an opportunity to find even more new places… Read more »

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