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Well, it finally happened.  Antiques Roadshow had someone bring in an item worth over a million dollars.  Wow.  Why couldn’t my dad have picked up those jade peices in China back in the 30’s?  Well, he wasn’t alive, for one.  Never-the-less.....

This story really got me thinking.  How do we get money in our pockets in quick and easy ways?  Treasure in the attic is deinitely one option.

You can even look on the Antique Roadshow website and check out their past appraisals.  Maybe that old pearl necklace of your grandma’s is worth something!

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But really, antique stores, consignment shops and even ebay can put money in your pocket for little effort.  It certainly is worth a tour around the attic or basement.

Speaking of money, another way to get more in your wallet is to look at gifts differently.  Some of my favorite gifts ever were re-gifts.  If you are in need gifting and short on cash, why not take a look around your house?  There might be something fabulous your best friend has always been salivating over.  Why not?

And then there is bartering.  That “old as time” tool that so many of us have come to frown upon.  But what about bartering?  Why not try something in which no money passes hands?  Its been around forever for a reason.  It works!  Maybe you could even have a bartering party!

Whether you are bartering, selling or re-gifting, that million dollars, or at least a hunderd or so, could end up in your pocket in no time!

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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 8, 2009
    • At Christmas my family draws 1 name and we put a $20 limit on the gift. For all the other family members we give them what we call house gifts... something from our house.
      One year my sisters got all the hair/skin products I bought, used once and didn’t like, another year rubber gloves, and finally one year they all received a roll of toilet paper.

      There also is a puzzle and a game that has been passed around for the last 15 years. I think the puzzle is missing pieces now!

      My FIL is an expert barter....

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