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Financial Help for Grandparents Providing for a Grandchild

According to the West Virginia University Extension Service, more than 3.9 million grandparents in the U.S. currently provide for their grandchildren. Raising grandchildren poses many challenges for grandparents, including financial challenges. Grandparents often rely on Social Security benefits or

Special Education Grants or Scholarships in Wisconsin

A variety of scholarships are available to students pursuing a degree in special education in the state of Wisconsin. Some scholarships are available from education departments at Wisconsin universities and only offered to students at a specific institution. Others are available from organizations a

Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan Agreements

Employers may offer fringe retirement benefits to executives for excellent service or to provide an incentive for increased performance. These retirement benefits are called supplemental executive retirement plans (SERP). These plans avoid the rules set forth by the Employee Retirement Income Securi

Housing Renovation Grants

Housing renovation grants are available.home 3 image by Stacey Lynn Payne from Fotolia.comRenovating a home can be expensive, depending on many factors such as planned renovation projects and the home’s age. Housing renovation grant funds are available to homeowners to make...

Can Individual Shares of Stock Be Worth Different Amounts?

The issuance of actual paper certificates to represent shares of a company is largely a thing of the past. Today's shares trading on the stock market are little more than packages of electronic data that correspond to real world shares. Obviously, the listed value of shares in a company fluctuate al

What Percentage Does PayPal Take Out?

PayPal is a safe and secure way of exchanging money and completing financial transactions without giving away your personal financial details to a third party. Naturally, PayPal will take certain percentages from each transaction as a form of commission.

How Can I Get a Credit Report on a Person Who Is Not My Relative?

Creditors use credit reports to help determine if someone is a good candidate for a loan or other form of credit. Every person who has ever used credit has a credit report, and while you can look at your own report for free once a year, you cannot look at someone else's report without permission. Yo

How to Stretch the Dollar in Hard Times

Many occurrences can cause you to experience hard times such as losing your job, having too many expenses or an economic recession. When hard times hit, it is important to know how to get the most for your money and develop prudent spending habits. You can stretch the dollar by shopping at thrift or