Those Italians Are Onto Something With Produce-As-Payment Method At Florence Restaurant

Those Italians Are Onto Something With Produce-As-Payment Method At Florence Restaurant

Would you give your right arm for a decent meal? If you’re in Florence, Italy you can keep all your limbs intact and just hand over some fruits and vegetables in exchange for a restaurant-quality meal. The restaurant is opening later this month, and is using the barter idea to help out customers who might be feeling like they can’t dine out in the current cranky economy. And yes, an economy can be cranky. [More]

Program Lets Artists Trade Performances For Health Care

Program Lets Artists Trade Performances For Health Care

The career path of “struggling artist” doesn’t normally come with benefits, but a New York nonprofit is out to give performers a means to use their talents to barter for discounts on medical procedures. [More]

Pay Your Doctor In Chickens

Pay Your Doctor In Chickens

Sue Lowden, a senate candidate in Nevada, says if you want to combat health care costs you should consider bartering with your doctor. In an appearance on a local political talk show yesterday, she clarified her proposal: [More]

Don't Trade Your Toddler For A Gun

Don't Trade Your Toddler For A Gun

Owning guns is fun! Bartering is fun! Trading your two-year-old for a gun, however, is just gonna land you in jail. And if that kid ever finds out what you did, she’s gonna be pretty angry with you when she grows up. And really, lady, a toddler can cause just as much damage if you just give it time.
 
“Woman allegedly tries to trade 2-year-old daughter for gun”

Five Ways To Stretch Your Money

Five Ways To Stretch Your Money

We could all use a little extra spending cash in our pocket these days. Help wring a little more cash into your savings account with these five tips from Wisebread…

Bartering Makes A Comeback

Bartering Makes A Comeback

Capitalism isn’t doing well these days leading the entrepreneurial among us to embrace bartering. Traffic to Craigslist’s bartering section has more than doubled since last year as people to try to make use of skills that might not otherwise have much value.

Save Money by Bartering

Save Money by Bartering

barter for goods and services instead of buying them. Yep, bartering, the age-old method of economic exchange, is making a big comeback — though now it’s a high-tech operation that doesn’t limit you to your own set of acquaintances. We wrote about this back in July, but an economic practice that has survived from the beginning of our society deserves more than one post. Smart Money has 5 new tips it says will help you save by trading goods and skills you already have:

Save Money By Bartering

Save Money By Bartering

As we’ve noted, the tough economic times are forcing many people to look for creative ways to save money. The Wall Street Journal reports on one age-old method that’s gaining popularity: