Buy Local NJ

BuyLocalNJ is what happens when brothers Andy and Chris, native New Jerseyans and owners of financial advisory firm Runnymede Capital Management, wondered, “What if we create a website that promotes buying local by interviewing business owners for our community?”

Join us in finding, supporting, and celebrating local businesses that are helping to build our communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, connecting neighbors, and contributing to local causes. Thank you for buying local!


Andrew Wang

Andy Wang is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of the Inspired Money Podcast. He has been named among the INVESTOPEDIA 100: Most Influential Advisors, Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors by Brightscope, and has appeared on Reuters TV, The Huffington Post, Barron's, and Forbes. Runnymede is a fee-only registered investment adviser (RIA) to captive insurance, pension funds, 401(k) plans, non-profits, and individuals. Andy is married, has three children, and can be periodically found performing Hawaiian guitar in the New York tri-state area. <more info>

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Recent Posts

The Liberty Group | Professional Moving, Maintenance, and Shredding

Family owned and operated since 1920, The Liberty Group Company operations include Liberty United Van Lines, Lincoln Mayflower Transit, Liberty Facilities Services, and Liberty Document Security. We sit down with John Lusardi to learn about the company's history, businesses, and role in its community.

Silk Road Restaurant | Authentic Afghan Cuisine

We visit long-time Warren resident and owner of Silk Road, Abdul Hashim Sidiqee. From the moment we walked in, we were captivated by the lamb chops, chicken kabobs, salmon kabobs, sabzy (spinach) and banjan (eggplant.) 

HudsonWay Immersion School | Mandarin and Spanish Preschool through Grade 8

We visit Founder Sharon Huang at HudsonWay Immersion School's Stirling, NJ campus. The bilingual school offers Mandarin Chinese and Spanish classes to preschool 2's to Grade 8. 

Momique | A Local Community and Boutique for Moms

We visit Chief Mommy Officer Amanda Veinott at Momique, a unique community and boutique for Moms in Morris Plains. Learn how Momique began as a Facebook community and today offers 3D/4D ultrasound, maternity consignment, classes, venue & event space rentals. She also uses her platform for good by collecting donations for families with babies in need and partnering with local non-profits.

Business Coaching and Sales Training with Chris Lipper

We with visit with Chris Lipper to learn about business coaching (The Alternative Board) and sales training (On the Bus). Hear about his clients’ success stories from 2019 and how he helped accelerate their growth. He is also offering a sales training course at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The Learning Experience | Curriculum, Community, and Early Childhood Education

We venture to Basking Ridge to speak with Anthony Mina, owner of The Learning Experience locations in Basking Ridge and Warren. Learn what you should look for a childcare facility and how TLE stands apart from its competition. Anthony also highlights enrichment programs and giving back to the local community. 


This episode is in partnership with the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Create Amazing Stories with an iPhone

I found this video (and graphic) in an article by Buster Hein, John Wick director shoots epic snowball fight entirely on iPhone, at cultofmac.com

While we are not David Leitch, the visionary director behind John Wick and Deadpool 2, if you own a smartphone, many of us have a very powerful tool in hand.

Miguel's Fitness | Personal Training for All Ages

This week, we venture to Basking Ridge to chat with Miguel Rustrian, owner of Miguel's Fitness. Find out how he puts together a program for a new client. The team at Miguel's Fitness also helps with nutrition which plays a huge role in a successful fitness program. Stay fit through the holidays with the help of Miguel and his trainers.


This episode is in partnership with the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce.

J. Michaels Jewelers | Family Run Business With Deep Community Roots

We venture to beautiful Berkeley Heights to meet Michael Bernardo, graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and owner of J. Michaels Jewelers. This neighborhood jewelry store has been in the family for almost 50 years. Hear what the popular items are and why you should buy from a local jeweler. Also why it is important to shop local and how they give back to the community.

Pulse Stage Lighting | 25+ Years Experience from Backyards to Big Stages

We visit Scott T. de Villers, founder and President of Pulse Stage Lighting. Armed with a pick-up truck and a dream, Scott started the company out of his basement in 1990. At its inception the goal was to service the needs of the NJ community for lighting and staging production. Today, 25 years later, it is so much more.

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