Barter News May 2011

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Fight Inflation with these 5 Bartering Tips
by Miranda

Inflation is a very real drain on your wealth. Rising prices hit your pocketbook — especially when an increase in wages does not accompany price inflation. If you want to fight inflation, there are a number of strategies you can employ. One of these strategies is to barter for the goods and services that you want.

Bartering is on the rise since the recession, as more people become interested in getting good deals and living frugally. If you want to barter, here are 5 things to keep in mind…

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How Business Bartering Works
Pam Lawhorne

Running a small business can be pricey. This is the main reason why businesses look to barter with each other and save money. Bartering comes in all forms and applies to many different aspects of the business – goods, services or even advice. Seeking out a business to barter with may not be as difficult as you may think. See below for some ideas on how to get your business started with bartering.

Business bartering is trading goods or services with another business’ goods or services. The idea is to save money, yet gain the tools needed to run your business. Bartering is the exchange of items without forking out the cash….

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Sharing, borrowing and bartering go high-tech
by Haley Shapley

Knocking on your neighbor’s door to borrow a cup of sugar and sticking around to chat is a ritual as comforting as an old sweater. Neighborly folks, take note — socializing and sharing with neighbors has taken on some high-tech twists.

Websites that connect people who are interested in borrowing, bartering or buying used instead of new are gaining in popularity. Trendspotters have even given the phenomenon a name: collaborative consumption.

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