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11 top sources of college scholarships

Kiplinger.com, Contributing Writer, and Dylan Cunningham •
Kiplinger

Valedictorians and star quarterbacks aren’t the only ones earning college scholarships. In the 2011-12 school year, more than $6.2 billion in private scholarships was awarded to more than 1.8 million undergraduate students with all manner of academic and athletic achievements. Starting early is a key to success. The fall of your junior year of high

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What retirees must know about Medicare Advantage plans

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Medicare can cover most of your health care costs starting at age 65, but it leaves some big gaps: expensive deductibles and co-payments for hospital stays and doctor’s visits, and no coverage for prescription drugs. Most people supplement their Medicare coverage with a medigap plan and a Part D prescription-drug policy offered by private insurers.

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How to build a nonprofit organization

Travis Barker •
Business2Community

The steps towards Building a nonprofit organization will vary depending on your organization’s location. Despite the different steps identified per country there remain many shared steps which we’ll discuss below: Step One – Incorporating as a nonprofit: Identify what type of corporation you want to create and submit the appropriate forms, documents, and information to

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The etiquette of fundraising

Staff Writer, Miriam Cross, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Lending your financial support to worthy causes feels good – until you feel sapped by frequent requests. Learn how to decline a request or solicit donations from others without overstepping boundaries, and give money in a way that’s meaningful. My friend asked me to contribute to a film project he is crowdfunding, but I would

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How to raise money-smart kids

Taylor Schulte, Founder, Define Financial, CFP, and CEO •
Kiplinger

Our behaviors and attitudes towards money start forming early, and maybe earlier than we think. As a Cambridge University study on childhood money behaviors showed, kids can learn and take on new processes and tendencies by the age of 7! “Approaches, practices and skills which are modeled, discussed and demonstrated by parents and other significant

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