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Barter or Not

There's been some humor lately generated by the woman who wishes to be a Nevada Senator regarding paying your doctor with chickens. Yeah, it's not something I recommend, but there are those times for all of us when we wonder if bartering is the way to go.

There's two main kinds of bartering, goods and services. Chickens would be "goods".
I would add two other categories:
Too Much Work to Be Worth it and
Great Because I'm Already Doing it.

Things to ask yourself about a bartering deal:
Can I afford to not make actual money on this?Will the trade be an equitable one?How long will the trade last if it's for services?Some things you may not have thought about on the plus side:
Is this a good way of introducing someone to my goods or services who will hook me up with work in the future and be a good networker?Does this person have something I really want to promote to help them?Would you not be able to afford their services any other way?Some down-sides:
Are you unsu…