Besides being a consumer and paying taxes, have you gone above and beyond to help your community during this crisis?
I donated a CLEP study guide to our local library and some classic children's books that wound up in the permanent collection. The VFW was having a hard time raising enough money to send a few kids to college and I'm hoping that the CLEP study guide has helped fill the gap somewhat.
I made a decision after Roy passed away that I no longer wanted to drive and traded the car to the cab co for rides and payments. The owner of the cab co is a single mom working 3 jobs. They know the area really well and fill me in on whatever I need to know. Plus I don't have repair bills, insurance payments , snow plowing fees, worry over gas prices and I know that the community which only has one cab co and not enough jobs has a reliable vehicle. Hey , you never know making sure that the community has a decent cab service might have saved a few lives to boot.
My Dad always said; "Pitch in and help out."
Funny how a mentality can stick in your head.
I paid off my credit card.
I do my best to shop locally to contribute to my little burb's economy.
I guess we'll be out of trouble in no time at all. ;-)
There was a horse rescue in VT for old racing horses. My friend is seeing a horsewoman and is looking into getting a horse for his 16 acres.
I used to invest in US companies. Recently, however,I "donated" all my stocks to people who could afford them.... Sad but true....hahaha
Seriously, I buy locally whenever possible...vegetables from local organic farms, honey from the local beekeeper, wine from local vineyards, electronics made in the US, whenever possible. I use local artisans, and tend to shop at mom and pop operations. I buy used/recycled items. I live as green as I can.
I used to (note the past tense :>)) live well within my means, paying credit cards off in full each cycle. I made large purchases with cash to avoid the whole credit thang.
Charitable donations, and so on. Volunteering. The stuff we all do.
Almost done with a quilt that is about 85% upcycled and it looks like I'm going to get paid for my time. Can't post a pic here cause the TBD Gods & Godesses won't allow it. But I've been one of the venders in a small farmer's market.