May 7, 2013
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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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,
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
Big–Box Stores Expand Services, Increasing
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
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
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
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Zanderboard Real Estate
& Personal Property National Exchange Announced
information was provided to
by Rayedar Productions, 2265 Roswell Road, Suite 100, Marietta,
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.
Atlanta Airport Hotel, in College Park (GA).
June 10,11 and 12 —
Monday through Wednesday.
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
Rooms can be paid
for in ITEX. (Cost is $59.00 per night, plus 17% cash for room
members, contact Rayedar for the best cash price.
must be made through the Zanderboard (see below). Do not book
through the hotel.
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
5) Your current
6) ITEX account number,
If space is available,
you will receive a confirmation within two business days.
For hotel reservations,
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:
more information, see IRS Publication #587, “Business Use Of Your
A percentage of rent, if you rent or lease.
A percentage of your mortgage interest, if you’re buying your
A percentage of real estate taxes and homeowner association
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.
Furniture in your household that you convert for use in the home
Phone services, minus the base local service for the first line
into your home. (Lines devoted to the Internet and faxing may be
Business use of your automobile from the time you leave your
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