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February 21, 2012

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 02/21/2012

Jamaica Will Be Site For IRTA Convention

September 13 -16 will be the dates for the 33rd annual International Reciprocal Trade Association�s (IRTA) annual worldwide convention. The all-inclusive Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa will he hosting the fall classic.

More details on the convention expected next week.

TV Show About Barter Filmed

Our sources report that a 30-minute show on barter � individuals trading products and services � has been made, and is now being presented to various entities with the objective of becoming a 13-week show.

Further details will be reported here when they become available.

42 Million Freelancers In America

About 30% of the U.S. workforce, approximately 42 million Americans, are independent freelance workers. At nearly 1,000 positions are broken down by category.

Other sites for freelancers include:, and

Home Ads For Mortgage Payments

Would you allow your home to be painted and a large 9-foot-long sign be placed above the garage in exchange for your monthly mortgage payments?

Then check out or

Ames� Wonderland Bakery Creates Cookies For Obama

Allyson Ames, founder and owner of the Wonderland Bakery in Newport Beach (CA), is the daughter of Mike & Sondra Ames � long-time barter industry pioneers. (Mike Ames was the founder of TradeAmericanCard nearly 40 years ago.)

Most recently Wonderland Bakery provided cookies for a large fundraiser in Corona del Mar for President Obama�s visit.

For more information click here

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IMS Retains DME Capital To Implement Global Investor Program

International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:ITNM) announced that the company has retained DME Capital, a New York-based investor relations firm, to expand the company's strategic investor relations program.

John Strabley, CEO of IMS comfirmed, �As we continue to grow and diversify our interests, I believe this is the right time to send our message to the investment community. After careful consideration, DME Capital, with their established relationships among institutional investors combined with their extensive databases and proactive IR program, is the perfect partner for International Monetary Systems.�

DME Capital is a full service investor relations firm, representing growth-oriented companies to the investment community. Investor relations services include financial and media relations, editorial services and interactive communications, as well as administrative, consulting and advisory services.

For more information on IMS click here.

For more information about DME Capital click here.    

Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If your barter company�s listing on isn�t current, you are definitely missing out on new business. The web site receives heavy traffic � with over 150,000 page-views every month. Entrepreneurs and corporate executives check the thousands of articles, the weekly �Tuesday Report,� and the �Contacts Section� of our site. They use the latter to find barter companies with which to do business.

Is your barter company�s listing up-to-date?

To keep your listing current is very easy. See the links below to (A) update any changes to your company�s listing, such as new location, phone number, web site or other information, and (B) if your company has not been listed.

Here�s how to get on board:

To make changes to your listing click here.

For new listings click here.

Barter Proves Versatile & Valuable

Using trade dollars rather than cash for your necessities translates into big dollar savings. The following are often available through your trade exchange:

         Advertising (radio, cable, print, direct mail)

         Appliance repair

         Carpet cleaners and dyers

         Catering and restaurants

         Florists and plant care

         Interior decorating

         Janitorial/cleaning services

         Linen supplies

         Pest control

         Phone systems


         Professional services (dental, accounting, medical, law)

         Security service

         Upholstery repair/replacement

         And much, much more!


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Financial Expert Reveals Your Safest Investment

Andrew Tobias, author of the perennial best-seller The Only Investment Guide You�ll Ever Need, unequivocally says the best and safest �investment� in the world is to pay off your high-interest credit card balances. He explains that not having to pay 20% interest on a credit card is as good as earning 20% tax-free, risk-free � it�s phenomenal!

Yet according to Bernice Kanner, a columnist for financial media giant Bloomberg LP and author of Are You Normal About Money, contends that  only 49% of Americans pay their credit-card bills in full to avoid the high interest charged. While American Express reports an incredible 43% of small-business owners use their high interest, credit cards� revolving credit to help sustain their operations.

Plus the card issuers are putting the squeeze on customers by boosting late fees, which have climbed 146% since 1994, to $35. So take action by making plans now. Put extra effort into your barter endeavors, to free up additional cash. Then you can make the best, safest �investment� in the world � systematically paying off your high interest credit cards.

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Reclaiming Customers Can Get Some Quick Profits!

Marketing consultant George Walther says most businesses waste too much time trying to land new customers, when they could be making much more money reclaiming former ones.

�Customers who have walked out or fallen away are a major source of profits left untapped by most companies. The fact is former customers know who you, thought enough of you to buy, and could without much effort be induced to do so again.�

Incredibly, 68% of those customers who drop off do so simply because they sense indifference. Walther contends that most customers leave our conveyor belts because we don�t show them how important they are.

His suggestion: Call them!


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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today�s New Age Of Possibility

There are many forms of secondary capital�which can be defined as any financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?

 We have 70 free, informative and inspiring, articles for you in our �Secondary Capital Section.�

Check it out...

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