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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Market Conditions plus Home Grants Equal Golden Real Estate Opportunities

You may sometimes think that if you could just go back in time with what you know now, you could be rich from having taken advantage of what turned out to be great opportunities. Getting some Microsoft stock early on, buying a Jackson Pollack painting, purchasing a Brooklyn brownstone, and countless other opportunities could have had you sitting pretty today. Instead of playing the “what if” game, you may actually have the opportunity right now to get in on one of these purchases that will go up and up in value later on.

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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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How Do You Measure the Success of the Funding You Receive?

The people and organizations that provide grants and funding don’t like throwing their money away any more than you do. They want to know that they’re getting their money’s worth and that they’ve chosen the most deserving recipients. So how can they tell how well their grants and funding are working? The measuring stick for how much value has been derived from the funding is the

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School Loan Forgiveness for Rural or Urban Homesteading

There’s an emerging trend in the United States to reverse the brain drain from certain areas, and you may be able to pay off some of your outstanding school loans if you take part. All you have to do is relocate to an area that is experiencing a shortage of college-educated residents.Right now, the two places that are offering this program are parts of Kansas and Niagara Falls in New York.

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The Truth about College Scholarships for Sports

College scholarships for sports are plentiful yet competitive. Talented athletes from all across the country pin their hopes on getting a full ride or least a generous scholarship to the school of their choice. This can happen, but a more common scenario is partial scholarships, at least in schools that don’t revolve around the athletic programs. You might be familiar with the stereotype of

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A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story

Quite often, if you want to receive grants and funding, you will be asked to submit a grant proposal. How you structure it will depend upon what the grant funder requires and your own decisions on what’s best. Each request for proposals is unique, with varying degrees of how creative you can be. As usual, though, we’re going to follow our rule of doing exactly what the grant provider asks of you, to maximize your chances for grants and funding. To the extent you can, you should make your grant proposal tell a story.

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Why Are There College Scholarships?

We’re all familiar with college scholarships, but have you ever given any thought to why they exist? There actually are varying reasons for their existence, depending upon who’s offering them, and to whom. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that college scholarships are offered. First, the school itself wants to attract talented students to enhance the reputation and prestige of the

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Government Grants Help Underperforming Schools

Every public school student should have an equal opportunity to learn as much as he or she is willing and able to. Unfortunately, not all schools offer the same level of potential learning experience. This can be due to a number of factors. There may be poor curriculum, lack of teacher support, a shortage of learning materials, difficult home circumstances among some students, or other issues that may lead to subpar outcomes. Government grant funding has been allocated to help improve some of these circumstances,

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