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To Barter or not to Barter? There Is No Question

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

You may hate me for this and think I am not progressive enough, but what I see is that although the altruistic notion of trading our craft for another's brilliant craft seems euphorically utopian, we are not ready for this.

People of Craigslist, Please Stop Being Terrible

Zach Dean | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

People of Craigslist, can we please try a little harder to respect each other?

Interview with Shantanu Starick of Pixel Trade

Global Yodel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

Photographer Shantanu Starick hasn't spent a dime since June 2012. Instead, he's bartering his way around the world, trading his photography services for food, shelter and transport.

When Life Gives Your Neighbor Lemons, Ask for Some

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.

Jungle Beat: Free Plants and Veggies in Hilo

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

They proudly announce on their sign that "U.S. dollars are not accepted." Instead, all the items are free, and they accept donations of produce, compost, or even some seeds -- whatever folks might have in abundance that day.

Artist Lives Without Money For Years

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Sergey Balovin, a Russian painter in Shanghai, gives new perspective to the term "starving artist." According to Visual News, he has lived money-free ...

Economies Go Alternative

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Home
Marian Salzman

If you live in Greece or Spain or even in parts of the United States, that nasty gurgling sound is the economy going down the drain. The official economy, that is -- the one that gets tracked by the accountants and tax officials and economists who feature in the media every day.

Starting a Business? Help Save Your Cash and Try Bartering

Women & Co | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

Exchanges are useful if you can't find a one-on-one local partner, but the Better Business Bureau recommends you read the fine print before you join a barter network.

Restaurant Lets Patrons Pay For Meal With Fruits And Vegetables

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home

Reports of a restaurant in Italy that allows its patrons to pay with fruits and vegetables have us wanting to plant a garden in our backyard. The e...

'Barter Kings' Must Compete With A Cash Offer

Posted 08.02.2012 | TV

It was perhaps their toughest challenge yet on the season finale of "Barter Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on A&E). The set-up for the challenge was to get ...

'Barter Kings': From Training Bat To Blimp

Posted 08.28.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Barter Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on A&E), the boys challenged one another to barter their way to the coolest items they can f...

'Barter Kings' Series Premiere: Trading Up To A Boat

Posted 06.13.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "Barter Kings" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on A&E) Steve McHugh used bartering to trade up from some Elvis Presley gold records worth $...

What My Mom Taught Me About Money [PHOTOS]

Posted 05.11.2012 | Money

Chances are you learned some of your first money lessons from mom. Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media...

'Doomsday Prepper' Eats Dog Food

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

On Tuesday night's episode of "Doomsday Preppers" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on National Geographic) viewers met Mr. Wayne. He's a prepper intent on reviving th...

Ditch The Babysitter

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. A night out for a parent with ...

Northfield, MN: Community Exchange Brings Barter Into The 21st Century | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

"You shouldn't need money to fill the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, water--that's what community is for."...

Getting Time on Your Side

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Many people ask me how I juggled a full-time job with a private career coaching practice and still managed to get a book published. I'd be remiss if I...

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Have More Sue Lowden Fun With Your Chicken Converter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's Friday, so let's continue to talk about Nevada Senate contender Sue "Keep Redacteding That Chicken" Lowden, shall we? As you may have already re...

Chicken Costumes

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Nevada updates its election laws. 33% true. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

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Richard Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Reiss

Our cultural habits still come from an expansionist idea that would suit a civilization that actually has mastered space travel. But in real life we just have this planet.

Mother Barters For Children's Christmas Gifts

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Gina LaVa...

I'll Trade You! Bartering is an Old Island Tradition Perfect for the New Economy

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

It's one thing to see how well an old-fashioned idea still works in a small community. But it's even more exciting to see a concept like bartering take more than a tender toehold in the new economy.

HuffPost Reader On Bartering: Recession Has "Changed The People In My Town"

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Can hard times bring communities together? Sherry Wachter of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, contacted HuffPost to bear witness to how she and her neighbors...

Bartering To Build Your Savings Account

Tamara Conniff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara Conniff

It's a satisfying exchange when you give a skill in return for a skill. And, I'm saving money -- it's my personal 401K.

Barter Markets: Can Trading Beef for a Backpack Keep Consumption in Check?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

One market devotee explained, "It's a way to give value to things. To leave money aside, even if just one day a year, and to encourage more the exchange."