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The Art of Barter

How to Trade for Almost Anything

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Just because you don’t have cash doesn’t mean you don’t want and need things. According to authors and business gurus Karen Hoffman and Shera Dalin, it’s time to get a little creative. Most people have a skill they can use—it’s just a matter of figuring out what that is and how to use it to get something else. From piano lessons in exchange for haircuts to an engine tune-up in exchange for house painting, The Art of Barter offers step-by-step instructions in:

  • Determining your “tradable” skills
  • Initiating a trade
  • Figuring out a fair exchange
  • How to close a deal
  • Incorporating barter into everyday life
In addition, the book is peppered with inspirational ideas on how to use barter in today’s tough economic world.