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How to Use Bartering to Save Money

How to Use Bartering to Save Money

It’s been over a decade since one young Canadian man became somewhat famous for his ability to get a house for the price of a paper clip. How did he accomplish such a miraculous feet? He used bartering to trade up each transaction. If you aren’t familiar with the story, ABC news did a feature about it and it is quite an interesting story to read. When you first begin reading his story you may find yourself thinking that it must have taken hundreds of transactions for his to reach his goal. But in truth, it only took fourteen. What this amazing tale teaches us is that if you are budgeting you can use bartering to save money. 1. What is Your Goal The first step when you are bartering is to determine your final goal. A simplified example of this is a story my parents told me about the summer they put a new roof on our house. My parents were looking for a way to reroof the house and save money doing the work themselves. Once the job was complete, they hoped to be able to apply the money they saved toward a sprinkler system for our yard. ...

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Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money

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I’ve found my ways to make extra money through rental property and blogging, but there are tons more opportunities out there for people looking to make extra income. If you have a skill or hobby, there is a good chance you can get paid to do it. Even if you have little imagination and no time, there are easy ways to earn extra money. Rent A Room In Your House This might be the easiest way to earn extra money without very much work. You do have to give up some privacy, but taking on a renter is income from day one. Personally, I would not want a random person living in my home while my daughter is young, but we would consider it once we’re empty nesters. There are ways to find a good tenant if you don’t want to advertise to the general public. You can offer a room to student interns or residents. When I was in my last year of optometry school, students had to do three month rotations in different cities throughout the year. It was almost impossible to find housing unless you had the money to live in a hotel or had relatives in the ...

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