10 Things We Learned from the Recession
5. Bartering is the New Black.
The truly smart spenders are those who avoid it at all costs. That might mean using loyalty points to buy items instead of cash, sharing items with colleagues and friends, or bartering with others who have what you need, in exchange for what they need. I'll watch your house and walk your dogs while you're away if you do my taxes in April. The corporate world barters relentlessly and so should we all.