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Northfield, MN: Community Exchange Brings Barter Into The 21st Century

northfield.patch.com | 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."...

Running a Business With Dreams But No Money

Don McNay | Posted 09.03.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If someone has a service you value, offer your expertise instead of cash. You will be stunned at how often the offer is accepted. Most businesses are more eager to pay in services or products than to write a big check.

Marketing and Selling Work in a Difficult Economy

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In today's economy, some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors.

Getting Your Sh*t Together: Ask GYST (Bartering and Trading Artwork)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I want to propose a barter with my dentist, I give her a painting in exchange for dental work. Are there laws I need to know about?

'Time Banks' Exchange Work, Not Cash

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — No money? No problem! Pay with time, instead. That's what Maria Villacreses did when the economy put a hitch in her wedding pl...

Score! Reinventing the Three Rs: Reinvent, Reuse, Radness

Jerri Chou | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerri Chou

The concept behind Score! Pop Up Swap is simple: Folks bring their old items, volunteers distribute items to themed departments, and attendees can browse and take whatever they fancy.

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 For Health Care On The Rise

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cash, check or a cord of wood for that doctor visit? As health care costs climb, old-fashioned bartering has seen brisk growth since the economy soure...

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."

Craigslist Barter Classifieds: Trading Goods And Services With No Money

New York Times | SUSAN DOMINUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you can teach guitar or chess, if you are very organized, if you have any talent in Web design or interior design, if you live in New York, there i...

Barter System Booms During Recession

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unemployed since November, Eugene Sobczak wanted nothing more than to aid another cash-strapped soul, gratis, when he read the online ad asking for he...

Free Funeral Barter: Craigslist Ad Offers Free Funeral In Exchange For Contractor Work

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A New York City funeral director is offering a deal to die for. Peter Dohanich put an ad on Craigslist seeking a reliable contractor...

Like Music and Oil. Perfect Together?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

Bringing artists to engage the peoples of countries that are often in tension with the United States (as are many OPEC nations) can increase international goodwill and ease geopolitical tensions.