Keys To Finding And Getting College Scholarships

Those who work hardest, win. From preparing for college throughout high school, to searching, applying and competing for scholarships, hard work is the key to success. Being more efficient in using the tools available kicks that hard work up a notch above your competition. Here are resources and advice on how to use them in the college scholarship process: [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About College Grants

The first place to put your best foot forward for financial aid consideration with the school of your dreams is during the application and interview process. The second place is in your FAFSA submission, which we provided tips about last month. If you haven’t completed your FAFSA yet, be sure to attend your state’s College Goal Sunday event – being held around the country in late January/early February. But don’t forget about your prospective school’s Financial Aid Administrator. You can have their ear to state your case and raise any concerns about your aid package. Here is some insight to help you know how they can help you, thanks to a conversation with Jonathan Wexler, VP of Enrollment Management for Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). [Read more...]

How To Publish Your Book With Createspace

Many people are using the power of the internet to write and publish their own books. This cuts out the middle man of using an agent and a publisher and allows authors to receive higher royalty payments. However, self publishing can be daunting and knowing the ins and outs of publishing can be hit or miss.

I have found a company, owned by Amazon, that has a great reputation and can get your book published, with a proof ready within 1 week of you submitting it for review. I have learned over the last few weeks: writing the book, designing a cover, preparing a manuscript, proofing etc.

In this article I will show you what I have learned and hopefully you can be one step ahead of the game when you publish your own book.

There are 5 components to getting a book published using Createspace.com: [Read more...]

Don’t Just Sit There! How to Get Ready For the FAFSA

If you are interested in enrolling in an American college or university for the next Fall semester and require financial assistance, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sometime in the first six months of the new year. Timing is everything. Although you cannot apply any sooner than January 1st, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can be doing right now to be better positioned than less organized applicants. This means you can file a clean application earlier than others, improving your position in the money line. Here are some suggestions to make this happen. [Read more...]

Ways to Motivate Children to Read

Reading goes hand in hand with creating. The importance of reading is to understand the arc of a story and how to convey information, lessons and emotions. To inspire reading sometimes you need to involve your children in the creative process behind a book. How it is made, the story it tells. The more they know about the components, the more excited they will be to experience the journey themselves. Children learn in a variety of ways so here are some different ideas to inspire a love of reading inside of them. [Read more...]

Tips and Advice for Learning a New Language Online

Businesspeople and others who travel to various countries frequently find it desirable to learn a new language and one of the best ways is to learn it through the Internet. Before you spend your hard-earned money on various programs, CDs, or books, it is best to look for free online language learning services first.

Online learning is also very effective because it makes use of text, photographs, audio and video to permit you to both hear and see how the language is actually used. This is very different from reading a book on a certain language in which you are usually limited to the words that you may not know how to correctly pronounce. Language courses offered over the Internet are also interactive in nature so that you can practice your vocabulary and check your grammar. Many of the lessons can also be downloaded into your laptop or MP3 player so that you bring them anywhere you go. This will permit you to listen to the lessons and practice saying the words and sentences while you are doing something else, such as exercising or driving. [Read more...]