With the economic uncertainty of the pandemic, there is a growing opportunity for barter exchange. “The same thing happened during the Great Recession. When times get harder, people turn to barter.” says Shera Dalin, co-author of The Art of Barter. Other people take advantage of bartering time or professional services where barter members can exchange their professional services for barter credit, which they can then use to ‘buy’ the services of another member. However, barter has its limit and may only last as a short-term solution while our medical front liners find a cure against the coronavirus.