I firmly believe that it is important to support local business. Too often, the big companies come in and small businesses collapse because they just can't compete (even YOU can't argue with that one, bro).
See, that's where my dilemma comes in. I would prefer to shop at the local markets, but I be a po' gal. I hate to say it, but when I can save 25%-50% just by going to the huge store, it gets really hard to remember that the local shop owners need my business too.
So what do you all think? What is more important? Frugality for the sake of my family or buying local to support the local economy?
I know I will have to make this decision daily, based on my $$ situation and what is available, but I would really like to know what you all think.....