Thursday, December 11, 2008

Get what you Need without Spending Money!

What our Great-Great Grandparents did to get what they needed is coming back in style!

People are looking for ways to save money like never before. From gas to their next house, I've never seen more people looking for bargains!

Well I (Re)discovered the oldest way in history to get products and services that you need.


The dictionary defines the word "barter" this way - "To trade goods or services without the exchange of money."

I am currently working with a client who offered to do a couple of hours of research for my new book, in exchange for Personal Financial Coaching and I agreed. By doing so I am saving hours of research on my side and at the same time she is getting the financial coaching she is needing.

So the bottom line is you don't always need money to get the things that you need. So think about what service or product you can provide then find someone who has a product or service that you need and begin bartering today!

Have you ever "Bartered"? I'd love to hear your story!

Carlos Frank
Personal Financial Coach


Pam Perry, PR Coach said...

Amen. This is good. I believe in Joint Ventures too.

LeLe said...

I have done this a few times. I've called it "trade". I make my living by photography. I've bartered with my hairdresser (photo session for cut & color) & with my babysitter. I probably should have hit my CPA up for it this year ;)