Best Businesses in DC
Lunch counter at Moms Organic Market in Rockville and Fairfax (Mosiac Center). No GMOs, no
hexane processed ingredients, excellent healthy options for
vegetarians, all organic. Bet the restaurant where you spend lots of
money can't say this. You should demand all these things for the prices
Trader Joes, for their no GMO policy on their house brands.
place to save
money: Goodwill stores have surprisingly good selection and quality.
It's sometimes amazing how much you can save. The stores may surprise
you at how clean and modern they are.
Tree stores are clean and have a huge selection.
store for nutritional supplements: Vitamin Shoppe has a huge selection
and great prices. Definitely get their frequent buyer card, and you are
likely to get a coupon for $10-25 bucks each spring.
stereo store, now that Myer Emco is gone: Graffiti, if you're on a
budget; or, if you want
something really nice, IQ AV in Fairfax or Gramophone in
shop for car repairs: ABS Unlimited in Fairfax is very ethical and does
the job right.
place for hearing aids: It's scary how many places want to rip off our
seniors on hearing aids. Fairfax Hearing Center is highly recommended.
Be sure to check your county or city to see if they have a discount
program for hearing aids like the ProAct Prescription Discount Card
offered in Fairfax County. You might be able to save up to 65%.
for gutter or roof repairs or replacement: St Joseph's Roof
LED light bulb: Now's the time to start using these, particularly in
warm weather. They make almost no heat, so they bring down your
electric bill in the summer. They last a really long time, don't
contain mercury, and are very rugged compared to glass bulbs. This
one from Amazon is a good value. Home Depot also sells bulbs for
place to buy a used computer:
Cedar PC has a huge selection and good prices. Be sure to check the
inventory on their website, as they don't display all the computers
they have in stock.
cell phone: Samsung really stands out, with lots of models with low
SAR levels. good info
cell provider if you are on a budget: Virgin Mobile is surprisingly
hard to gripe about. For a simple phone, you can pay as little as about
$7 per month. for a smart phone, you can pay as little as $35 per
month. They were bought by Sprint and use Sprint's network.
banking institution: Apple Federal Credit Union is on your side.
place for pet supplies: Petsage has a great selection and the owner is
very knowledgeable about supplements.
best specialty care for your pet: South
Paws is awesome, and even has a great holistic department.
computer operating system: Linux is your safest bet; experts say some
bad stuff may be coming down the road, affecting the internet, that is
likely to affect us all.
Being tied to one specific company, like Microsoft or Apple, is not
wise. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution right now.