07/25/2011 05:22 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011

Investing In Local Businesses Can Do You Well, Them Good

When it comes to my money, I often feel like I have to choose between "doing good" -- that is, using it to improve the world by, say, donating to charity -- and "doing well" -- deploying it to earn me more money, say, by buying stock. But that's not necessarily true. More and more, we have options to achieve both simultaneously, and I don't just mean by buying low-energy light bulbs -- though that's good too, of course!

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