This week on Flash Talks Cash, JoAnn “Flash” Fleming and Andrew Newman discuss the ancient economic practice of bartering. Listen in to hear Flash and Andrew discuss the modern barter system – craigslist. Did you know that goods and services that are acquired through bartering are taxable? Learn about a health center in the Bronx that trades creative services for health credits. Also, Flash and Andrew talk about the lottery- specifically Powerball vs. Mega Millions. What lotto game paid out more last year? Also, learn about a new New York state program that allows employers to hire unemployed youth and write it off on their taxes! This episode is sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.

“Not only do individuals barter, but businesses often barter. It’s very common, especially in Hollywood. Product placement- that’s considered bartering, ‘I’ll give you props for your movie…and you get free advertisement.’ But what I didn’t know is that governments do barter, too.” — JoAnn “Flash” Fleming on Flash Talks Cash