So many Americans are unemployed while Americans buy foreign products. Complete isolation from the rest of the world is not going to happen; but we can do small things that all together make a big difference.

I was watching a ball game yesterday when a commercial came on for the "Shop Small" initiative. It sure makes a lot of sense. The initiative is just asking us to each buy one item from a local merchant on this Saturday.

There are also other ways you can keep your money local. Everyone loves having a clean house. You can give away a gift certificate for maid service. You can give away gift certificates for hair cuts at a local salon. You can give away local wines or food certificates to locally owned restaurants. If you must buy foreign made products ... try to buy them from locally owned businesses. If we all just do a little the results can be massive!