Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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Grants and Loans for Native Americans

Native Americans historically have had lower rates of home ownership and business ownership than the overall population of the United States. Finding the funding to buy a house or start a business can be tough, especially in times of tighter lending standards. In response to this, the federal government has made government money available through various programs. To address the issue of low rates of home ownerships,

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It Pays Not to Be Trashy

In the United States, ever since the 1970s, there has been an effort to increase environmental awareness. Back then, it was called “the ecology movement.” Today, you’ll more often hear reminders to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Over the years, it has become more and more mainstream. Thanks to federal government grants, local and state governments and various organizations and foundations have programs and campaigns in place to advocate recycling and make it easier to do.

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55 or Older? Looking for Work? You’re in Luck!

In the United States, there are laws against job discrimination based on age. Cases of discrimination can be difficult to prove, but there’s some anecdotal indication that older workers are finding themselves frozen out of an already tough job market. Career advisors are now even giving pointers on tweaking résumés to

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Government Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada

Aboriginal Canadians is a term that encompasses members of First Nations tribes, Inuit, and Métis. These are distinct groups, but one thing they have is common is that there is government money available in Canada for business needs. In fact, the federal government has an online tool to search for government money.

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Government Business Funding for Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians have access to government money to help start, operate, or expand a business. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders constitute about 2.5% of Australia’s population, but are underrepresented as business owners and have higher rates of unemployment than the overall rate among all Australians. To help remedy these situations, government money is available at both the

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

One of your resources for grant funding is foundation grants, so knowing a little about how they work and what gets funded can unlock a vast resource of grant money. We’re going to look at a representative sample of foundation funding. These figures are for what was given out in the United States in a recent year, but many of the categories are similar to the types of foundation grants that

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Learn a Second Language

Learning a second language can be beneficial to you in a number of ways. There can be government grants to help you become bilingual or better, and knowing multiple languages can help you be better qualified for government grants or scholarships. There are plenty of advantages to knowing more than one language too. You may have the opportunity to study a new language at a college, in adult education classes, in community outreach programs, or other venues.

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