Investing in Main Street
"Buy local" is a mantra many embrace. But when it comes to investing bigger sums, most people turn to big-name stocks, bonds, and treasury bills. Author Michael Shuman argues that investing locally not only helps your community--it can pay off. And a new law will soon make it easier to put money into local businesses and organizations. There's even a movement to create local stock exchanges. We explore ideas for shifting your money from Wall Street to Main Street.