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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

Certified Draft vs. Cashiers Check

In situations were payments need to be guaranteed but you cannot use cash, you can use a certified bank draft or cashier's check. Though similar, there are a few differences between these forms of a secured check.

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

Personal IRA Contribution Limits

There are several different types of individual retirement accounts (IRAs), some of which allow employer contributions. Most people, however, open traditional or Roth IRAs, which they directly control. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sets annual limits on traditional and Roth IRA contributions.

How to Buy a Clothes Dryer

Major household appliances, such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators are now considered investments. You will own these appliances for years, hopefully, and will spend considerable amounts of money to keep them in operation through electric or gas bills. You need to make sure that you are not only

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...

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

Repairing Bad Credit Yourself

If you're tired of credit rejections or higher interest rates on your credit accounts, perhaps now's the time to fix your credit score. Credit scores affect several areas in your life. Your score determines if you can get new credit, the interest rate on new credit and even the premiums paid to your