" BARTER DOLLARS ARE ALSO CALLED TRADE CREDITS"
There are three basic kinds of monetary systems used in the past and today:
A) Fiat B) Commodities C) Barter
Fiat (latin for "let it be done" or let it become money) is the most widely used, followed by commodity trades (fruit, vegetables, coffee, soy beans, precious metals etc) and then bartering. Barter has been in use for thousands of years. People traded livestock, grain, eggs, etc. for what they needed. That worked just fine, but what if the other person didn't need what you offered, or have what you needed, there was
As a member of the Barter Trade Exchange, this problem is eliminated, you don't have to trade with the same person, sell to one, buy from another.
The second issue is that of money (fiat - Latin for Let it be, or declare it as money). You don't have to spend cash, you use "Barter Dollars". Trade dollars are obtained in three ways; First, you sell goods or services and get paid in trade credits. Second, the Exchange buys goods and services from you with trade credits. Third, obtain a zero interest credit line in the amount you need. Repay in twelve months with credits, goods, or services, not cash.