Before there was cold hard (rapidly devaluing) cash people still had to acquire shit so they traded for it. And now with dollars in short supply, many resourceful folks have gone back to Let’s Make A Deal and are bartering for good and services. And if you have even the tiniest bit of talent or skill at doing anything, you can probably find someone to trade for something you want. I recently read an article about bartering for everything including a husband and wife team, he architect, she designer who bar bartered for lodging at an upscale B&B for their services. And depending on what you have in your bag of skill sets, your bartering position could be very is strong. For example accounting service are always in need and knowing how to cook the books and keep everyone out of jail is even better. And along those lines, legal services are popular, along with proof reading and editing since particularly in my hood, everyone is a fucking writer. I’ve done a bit of bartering myself and traded Pilates for deep tissue massages. That afforded me a fabulously blissful, stress free year until my massage goddess moved to Italy. To get linked to who’s trading what, go to U-Exchange or for good and services, check out Craig’s list in your area, post an ad and see if how many “sensual massages it’all take to get that free boob job.