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Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity

Local Dollars Local Sense How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity Local Dollars Local Sense is a guide to creating Community Resilience Americans long term savings in stocks bonds mutual funds pension funds and life insurance funds total about trillion But n

  • Title: Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
  • Author: Michael H. Shuman
  • ISBN: 9781603583435
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Local Dollars, Local Sense is a guide to creating Community Resilience.Americans long term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds total about 30 trillion But not even 1 percent of these savings touch local small business even though roughly half the jobs and the output in the private economy come from them So, how can people incLocal Dollars, Local Sense is a guide to creating Community Resilience.Americans long term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds total about 30 trillion But not even 1 percent of these savings touch local small business even though roughly half the jobs and the output in the private economy come from them So, how can people increasingly concerned with the poor returns from Wall Street and the devastating impact of global companies on their communities invest in Main Street In Local Dollars, Local Sense, local economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors, including the nearly 99% who are unaccredited, how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies and profit in the process A revolutionary toolbox for social change, written with compelling personal stories, the book delivers the most thorough overview available of local investment options, explains the obstacles, and profiles investors who have paved the way Shuman demystifies the growing realm of local investment choices from institutional lending to investment clubs and networks, local investment funds, community ownership, direct public offerings, local stock exchanges, crowdfunding, and He also guides readers through the lucrative opportunities to invest locally in their homes, energy efficiency, and themselves.A rich resource for both investors and the entrepreneurs they want to support, Local Dollars, Local Sense eloquently shows how to truly protect your financial future and your community s.

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    1. For decades now, investors large and small have been placing their hard-earned money in traditional financial products like 401Ks, bonds, stocks, insurance, and mutual funds. The shortcomings of these investment vehicles was brought to light during the last big financial crisis, however. It's still pretty clear that the current world financial markets are unstable and unsustainable, especially given that the current administration in Washington is hell-bent on deregulating markets back to the co [...]

    2. Contains a really interesting discussion of the systemic reasons it is so much easier to invest in giant globalized companies than in a small business down the street. Also explains the argument for economic localization in a way that makes more sense to me than any I've heard before. An interesting and enlightening read.

    3. The major strength of this book is the broad survey of investment opportunities outside the global casino that is Wall Street. Shuman gives detailed examples of ways in which everyday people can invest in local and regional businesses and other endeavors. Many of the stories can be seen as either a challenge or a discouragement, though, as the author is careful to explain how many of these opportunities are outside the regulatory mainstream, and therefore require a certain amount of finagling in [...]

    4. As a person interested in learning more about strengthening and participating in my local economy, this book offers interesting and compelling narratives of others doing relevant efforts around the world.It was an eye opening read that I can see as a sort of springboard for myself to further investigate this emerging trend.If I were to make a negative criticism, the book begins with the assumed bias towards local economies. It tends to beat up on the usual suspects of Wall Street, big business a [...]

    5. A good way to achieve real prosperity in America is to invest money in local businesses, instead of the multi-national conglomerates of this world. This book shows some ways to do it.First of all, forget about the usual method, that of buying shares in a local store. The vast majority of investors are "unaccredited," and for a local store to legally offer shares to the public requires an accountant, a lawyer, and several thousand dollars in expenses. A way around that is for the business owner t [...]

    6. This book delves into the idea that we as a culture/society/nation are encouraged to invest our money in order to build wealth and save for retirement. The author encourages these ideas and then takes them one step further and says that while you build wealth you can assist your local economy. How do you do this? Well, not only should you buy this and other books at a local retailer, but you can invest your money locally. You don’t need to go see Wall Street to earn that income and create that [...]

    7. an intriguing book on the options for investing at home, in local "main street" businesses and not feeding the trolls of wall street - the large, multi-nationals that kill local business, jobs & investment. there seems to be a great deal of American money tied into stocks and bonds of these multi-nationals while promising that they're creating jobs, when in actuality, they're not providing living wages and are actively killing jobs and removing opportunities in our communitiesvesting locally [...]

    8. This is a well written, accessible general survey of ways to invest in local businesses and organizations. If you are uncomfortable investing in Wall Street, either philosophically, or because you believe it's too volatile or risky, there are options. Many people are uncomfortable about local small business investing, because they believe it's too risky, but the author says that isn't true. The biggest hurdle is federal and state securities regulations, which limit the options of the small inves [...]

    9. I read this not knowing it was by an author I had already read, yeah I can be that obtuse, however what I found is that the detailed delivery of message the message grabbed me just as firmly from this read as Michael Shuman's earlier book. The guy is consistent and readable. If you care about your local community and building sustainable communities, read Michael Shuman's book Local Dollars, Local Sense. My copy has notes in the margin, sticky notes, and a read worn familiarity, that comes from [...]

    10. A fine look at how investing in local economies helps build local communities. Obviously there are limitations to this idea (e.g. I'm here on , which isn't a company in my local community), but it's good to at least be aware that there are tradeoffs when we only support non-local corporations. I just wish that there were more academic articles out there with data on locals. This book detailed some studies, but not as much as I'd have liked.

    11. I loved the idea of this book--investing in the local economy, but I found that most of the ideas were only available only to accredited investors--a term I had never heard of before--people who earn more than $200,000 per year. Many of the new investing options presented in the book have stalled due to the current econmic climate, as the author clearly acknowledges.

    12. Very good book on opportunities to invest locally. The last chapter on investing on efficiency of your home uses 16% return annually to come up with 35K investment that is what youwould spend on average to make back your investment.WOuld like to investigate this further.

    13. I thought this book was going to be about how to invest in your local CSA or local organic grocery. This book is for harder core banking and investment types that want ask the minutiae of how America can follow the lead of successful international local investment (oxymoron?!).

    14. Very readable book, with some terrific ideas for local investing. Its only real flaw, in my view, is its disregard for the legitimate basis for the investor protections in the federal securities laws. It's not that these laws are bad laws, but times have changed.

    15. Needs to be read first once through then a person can delve deeply into one or more of the strategies that seem to work in your community for local investing. Excellent information and details. Not a "feel good and get rich quick" book.

    16. An interesting, if scattered, overview of how financial tools relate to local businesses and how they could focus more on local business development.

    17. A very important book. Shuman says to get a cup of coffee for part of it- you do need something, it's a fancy writing style but has just enough personality sprinkled to keep it entertaining.

    18. I heard this guy speak at the Florida Small Farm Conference. I was excited to learn his stratgies for true local economies.

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