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June 24, 2014

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 06/24/2014

Active International Platinum Sponsor For IRTA's 35th Annual Convention


The world's largest corporate trading company, Active International, will be the Platinum Sponsor for this year's 35th Annual International Convention at the Grand Oasis Cancun Resort. The dates of the International Reciprocal Trade Association's convention are September 25 through September 27.
 
Active International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company operates in 14 countries with a staff of 500+ experienced professionals. 
 
For complete details on IRTA's convention click here.   
 
Expanding The World Of Barter
 
The National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) is doing a fine job with their weekly e-mails to the NATE Banc members. On successive days messages will provide inclusive presentations of products and services, followed the next day with exclusive travel offers. In both cases descriptive copy and photo’s accompany the Banc offers.
 
Raye@NATEbarter.com is handling the program. For further information on NATE, click here.
 

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Three Strategies Ultra-Successful Traders Use

  • Do business in a new way: A very small minority of entrepreneurs in a typical community are bartering, which puts you in the rare company of those doing business in a new way.
  • Buy low: Every time you barter you are effectively "buying low," because you're doing so at your barter cost. Accountants refer to this as buying at a variable cost, the amount derived by subtracting the fixed cost of doing business.

    (Because barter business is incremental extra business, fixed costs are not a part of that additional business. In other words, if you never bartered those fixed costs would still have to be handled.)
  • Thrive on deals: Doing profitable barter deals is exhilarating. All prosperous mega-traders know, and relish, the incredible feeling when a successful deal has been concluded. That's what drives us and is most exciting about trading.

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 Explaining America's Weak & Sluggish Economy


A sluggish economic recovery sees some pundits suggesting the problem revolves around the notion that the richest Americans and companies don't have enough money to invest or that "regulations" or "uncertainty" is discouraging investment.
 
No. According to recent data, the problem is that the primary customers in this economy, average American households, are losing ground fast. When a company’s customers are suffering, the company will suffer — no matter how much cash it has available to invest.
 
American consumers spend most of their money in at home. And that money becomes revenue for U.S. companies. So when the average consumer's spending is weak, the whole economy is weak. Which is exactly the situation we’re in now.
 
A new study by Sentier Research provides the evidence. In the year 2000, after adjusting for inflation, the median household in the U.S. earned about $55,000 per year. Now, twelve years later, the median has fallen to $51,000.
 
The two age-groups that have been hit the worst during this period are households led by those in the 55-64 age group and those in the 25-34 age group. The incomes of the near-retirees have fallen by nearly 10% in just the past three years. Thus, the bottom-line is that the economic recovery is weak and sluggish because consumers are losing their spending power.


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Don't Be Part Of The 70% ... Protect Your Family With A Will

Still putting off making that will? You're not alone. About 70% of people in the United States — men and women, young and old, rich and poor — die without a will and testament.
 
Don't be one of those people. The repercussions of not preparing a will can be huge, as your estate will pass under the laws of intestacy of the state in which you reside at the time of your death.
 
Translation:  The state will make a will for you, regardless of what your intentions were. The laws of intestacy are different in every state. However, some generalizations do apply. And one of them relates to a common but critical misconception.
 
Many people are under the impression that if they are married and die without a will, their spouse will inherit everything. WRONG. In fact, the estate of an individual who is married at the time of death must be shared between the surviving spouse and the children.
 
Typically, the surviving spouse winds up with no more than a third to a half of the estate. If the individual is married but has no children, the surviving spouse may have to share the estate with the parents of the deceased.
 
The greatest advantage of having a will is simply that you can dictate not only who the heirs of your estate will be, but also what each will specifically inherit.

Provision can be made for friends and charities. Children can be treated equally or unequally, depending upon their needs or your desires. Thus nothing need be left to chance, as is the case when you die without a will.


Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If your barter company's listing on BarterNews.com isn't current, you are definitely missing out on new business. The web site BarterNews.com 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.

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