Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bartering A new Way of Being

I tried to post this before but Blogger wasn't publishing for me ....

Anyway here is the shorter version..

As we slide swiftly into a recession there will a decline in purchasing goods and services.

For some people this is detrimental to their wellbeing and lifestyle as there are many who rely on good and services as their business or way of coping with modern living.

There fore I am in the process of writing a step by step plan for surviving an 'economic downturn'. This is the time to reflect inwards but for some we will need to take care of the basics so that we can be relaxed in what some would call troubled times.

One of the ways forward is to work towards a barter system. This is a system of exchanging good and services without the use of currency. This is the way societies used to trade before the introduction of paper currency. ( i stress paper currency as there were some societies that used shells, gold, etc as currency).

The barter system will enable one to continue to obtain services but through exchanging for example repairs for perhaps food or other services.

There are several schemes around the country and the world such as the Letts system so click on the link to research this further.

I have also included a link for the book by Edgar Cahn- No more throw away people.
as another guide if you need a more detailed instruction.


Mckay K said...

I am so surprised to see this post on bartering.

My family and friends have definitely experienced the benefits of bartering.

Recently my son's car needed an alternator installed. He exchanged the price of the man hours for one of the puppies he is selling.

The mechanic wanted the puppy, but could not pay for it. My son needed his car fixed, but could not pay for it. It worked out perfectly.

creativehealinggoddess said...

Mckay, this is fantastic we need to start creating and planning this type of system as it not only brings families together it will give children the ability to be responsible.

I don't know why this isn't more widely used anymore, as a coach I do believe in abundance but I am still very realistic about the current economic situations that we are in so we need to be creative and prepared. Thanks for your input.

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