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May 7, 2013

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 05/07/2013

31st ITEX Convention Scheduled

ITEX, the largest trade exchange in the U.S., will be holding their 31st annual convention next week in Orlando (FL), on May 13 thru 16. Some 140 professional traders from the company will be in attendance.

For more information, click here.   

America�s Future Is Bright With �Unleashing� Of Women�s Potential

Warren Buffett is optimistic about America�s economic future, as our nation�s awareness of women�s potential expands and accelerates. Buffett says as more and more women excel in the workforce their talent will increase America�s richness.

Big�Box Stores Expand Services, Increasing Competition

Need to refinance your mortgage? Just put it on your shopping list � alongside the jumbo paper towels and 6-gallon bucket of cat kibble � the next time you visit Costco. Big-box stores are offering a growing number of financial services, including check cashing, reloadable pre-paid cards, small business loans and life insurance.

Ten million American households (1 in 12) don�t have any checking or savings accounts, according to a 2011 survey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. And twenty-four million households (1 in 5) have accounts but also rely on alternative financial services, such as non-bank money orders, check cashing, payday loans, tax refund loans and pawnshops.

So major retailers are developing an ever-expanding menu of financial products aimed at this underserved population, a market that generates more than $78 billion annually in fee and interest revenue.

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Lend A Helping Hand To A Dedicated Barter Ambassador

By Bob Meyer

For years monetary expert Tom Greco has tirelessly been a spokesman for the use of alternative currencies, including barter. He is off on another exhaustive �educating� trip, where he will be making numerous presentations and providing his expertise in both workshops and consultations.

Traveling expenses quickly add up when considering the trans-Atlantic fares, accommodations, meals and other expenses to the Netherlands, Sweden, England and Greece, where Greco is headed this time around.

To help offset the considerable costs Greco has launched a Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. (I have provided a donation and I hope you will consider doing so too.)

Those in the commercial barter industry can chip in a few dollars to provide a needed assist for his coming efforts on behalf of our industry.

Interested parties can 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.

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Zanderboard Real Estate & Personal Property National Exchange Announced

(The following information was provided to BarterNews by Rayedar Productions, 2265 Roswell Road, Suite 100, Marietta, Georgia 30062.)

A national trading session scheduled for knowledgeable traders of the Zanderboard technique has been scheduled for June in the Atlanta area. There will be a published list of items that some attendees are bringing. Please note that yard-sale & flea market junk will not be allowed. So bring your �A� bag and trade what you have for what you want.

At the last session in March, which was a sell out, several people were turned away for lack of room. Since that session was such a fantastic success, this session is expected to fill up fairly quickly. Therefore, early reservations are suggested.

Event registration information:

  • Wyndham Garden Atlanta Airport Hotel, in College Park (GA).
  • June 10,11 and 12 � Monday through Wednesday.
  • Check-in begins Sunday at 3:00pm.
  • Attendance fee is $175.00 cash, per person, for all attendees. This includes admission, buffet breakfast, hot lunch and buffet dinner for all three days.
  • Rooms can be paid for in ITEX. (Cost is $59.00 per night, plus 17% cash for room tax.)
  • For non-ITEX members, contact Rayedar for the best cash price.
  • Pre-registration required.
  • No telephone reservations accepted.
  • All reservations must be made through the Zanderboard (see below). Do not book through the hotel.

Reservation transactions cannot be completed without the following:

1) Credit card number.

2) Card expiration date.

3) CV number (last three numbers on the back of your credit card).

4) Billing zip code for credit card.

5) Your current telephone number.

6) ITEX account number, if applicable.

If space is available, you will receive a confirmation within two business days.

For hotel reservations, click here.  


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Tax Deductions For Your Home-Based Business

The following is a list of tax deductions you may take for home-based businesses. You can deduct a percentage of many expenses based on how much of your home you can qualify for a home/office deduction. For example, if you have a 2,000-square-foot home and a 200-square-foot office, you could deduct 10% of many expenses.

Here are the most typical deductions:

  • A percentage of rent, if you rent or lease.
  • A percentage of your mortgage interest, if you�re buying your home.
  • A percentage of real estate taxes and homeowner association fees.
  • Household supplies and cleaning services for the business portion of your home.
  • Repair and maintenance of your home office.
  • Utilities (electricity, gas, water) attributable to the business use of your home.
  • Trash collection.
  • Furniture in your household that you convert for use in the home office.
  • Phone services, minus the base local service for the first line into your home. (Lines devoted to the Internet and faxing may be entirely deductible.)
  • Business use of your automobile from the time you leave your door.
For more information, see IRS Publication #587, �Business Use Of Your Home.�

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