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Holiday Board Games That Might Bring On Riches

More press releases» Press Release Holiday Board Games That Might Bring On Riches There are many ways to amass riches and Instant Barter may have found one of them. Holiday Board Games That Might Bring On Riches Los Angeles, CA – December 20, 2014 /MM-LC/ — Okay, riches might be overstating it, but every year during the holidays a host of board games return to or hit the market with lessons about money that give players the tools to get rich. Some are more fun than others, of course, but all offer an entertaining way to learn about a subject that’s considered dry by many: managing finances, credit and currency. As Moneycrashersdotcom says: “Boring educational material on money, credit, and investments can actually discourage people of all ages from learning valuable information that can help them make wise financial decisions. Fortunately, money management lessons masquerading as games can make learning about finance easy and even fun.” Historically money-management board games have included such fun accoutrements as play paper money, deeds to real estate, dice, even credit and debit cards. There are the age-old standards like Monopoly, which commenced in the 1930s, Life and Payday, as well as newer contenders like Parker Bros. Careers. There are also the more sophisticated recent entrees like Cashflow 101, created by the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” Robert T. Kiyosaki. This game teaches contestants how to control their personal finances, manage their cash, and engage lucrative investment strategies. This game comes in adult and children’s versions. The tradition of using board games as a way to educate all of us about money actually...

AS Seen on CNN Barter Befriends Victims of Domestic Violence Year Round

Barter Befriends Victims of Domestic Violence Year Round By jdesmarais  |  Posted 11 hours ago  |  Los Angeles, California 4  Share October is domestic violence month, but domestic violence does not end with Halloween. “On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year,” reports the National Violence Hotline. Recently domestic violence took a national stage when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell uttered indicated to the world that he “got it wrong.” Remorse flooded the tv screen for the manner in which the situation was handled – or mishandled – allegations that NFL football players Ray Rice and Adrian Petersen had committed domestic violence. Sadly, it took an NFL headline to draw attention to what is clearly an epidemic. Ana Hawk, outspoken founder of InstantBarter.com, the fastest growing barter company in the world, has committed herself and her company to spread the message year round. “It is our intention that our regular posts on social media and elsewhere, will help educate and remind everyone – victims, perpetrators, would-be perpetrators and the public – that domestic violence is unacceptable and that there are places victims can go when every door to them seems closed.” One of those places is the Red Paperclip Center, a nonprofit Center (address withheld) providing refuge for those in need of help. Take for example Sarah and her two children, Tony and Patty. Her husband hit her and the children saw it. She found the Center, but they needed new clothes...

Red Paper-Clip Center Story

Sarah arrives at the center with her two children.  She and her husband had a fight, he hit her, unfortunately a kid saw this happen. Sarah is in need of minor medical attention, counseling, and a new lease on life. Tony, her son, age 12 is angry.  Patty, the daughter aged 10 is scared.  If they’re going to stay at the center they’re going to need new clothes since they left everything behind.  Tony and Patty are going to need school, counseling and some healing.  The center offers them a safe place to stay while they figure out what’s going on in their lives. Tony is offered, art therapy (a lump of clay, and his hands can turn anger and frustration into art, and make him proud of something he has created). He is also offered sports therapy to work out positive male role issues, anger and aggression, and cooperation. Patty is offering one of the rescue animals, because she needs somebody to show her that she’s safe, cared for and unconditionally loved.  Of course Roscoe the dog had come from somewhere, and has been rescued himself.  The animals are offered veterinary care, grooming, and housing, and food as well. Sarah is offered to work in the gardens, or do some other minor chore (i.e. Housekeeping, cooking, or whatever her background is to trade) to offset her initial rent of one of the apartments, or houses on the property. Sarah is offered counseling, therapies of any kind that fit her needs, attorneys (if that’s necessary), an elder mentor (which is another client at the center, this is a senior...