Come join us at the Doylestown Bookshop to discuss Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael Shuman.
Representatives from Fulper Farms in Lambertville will be joining in on our October book club discussion on Local Dollars, Local Sense to share their dairy farm's family story about the impact of keeping your dollars local. About this book from the Doylestown Bookshop website:
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 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 more. 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.
We meet at 6:15 with the discussion starting promptly at 6:30. After an hour and a half of what is almost always spirited discussion, we have been heading over to a local eatery for some "social time". Some people chose to bring a "pot luck" dish inspired by the book we've read. EVERYONE is welcome. You don't have to be a member of the Co-op. Mention that you are purchasing the book for the Food For Thought Book Club, and you'll receive 20% off your book price at the Doylestown Bookshop.
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