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  * **Number 5:** Not all financial aid and other types of assistance come in the form of grants. Grants have a very narrow definition that makes them available only to specific organizations and individuals. The Pell Grant is one of the few "pure" grants out there that do indeed go to individuals for the purpose of paying for college or career schools. They are unique in that you don't really compete for them --- you simply qualify (or not) based on your income. You can quicklysee if you might qualify at [[qualify_for_a_pell_grant|Qualify for a Pell Grant]]. On the other hand you can find all different kinds of help if you don't narrow your search only to grants. Two of our most poplular reviews are [[free_tax_help|Free Tax Help]] and [[fund_a_startup_business|Fund a Startup Business]]. The Free Tax Help information should be especially important this year and next (2017 and 2018) due to the tax changes being implemented. Some of them will take effect for 2017 returns, some will not take effect until you are filling out information for 2017. But they are important to be aware of especially in areas like taking deductions for mortgage interest, whether spousal support payments are still deductible (they won't be for 2018 returns...) and more. Take any opportunity you can get to get some help and advice from experts...   * **Number 5:** Not all financial aid and other types of assistance come in the form of grants. Grants have a very narrow definition that makes them available only to specific organizations and individuals. The Pell Grant is one of the few "pure" grants out there that do indeed go to individuals for the purpose of paying for college or career schools. They are unique in that you don't really compete for them --- you simply qualify (or not) based on your income. You can quicklysee if you might qualify at [[qualify_for_a_pell_grant|Qualify for a Pell Grant]]. On the other hand you can find all different kinds of help if you don't narrow your search only to grants. Two of our most poplular reviews are [[free_tax_help|Free Tax Help]] and [[fund_a_startup_business|Fund a Startup Business]]. The Free Tax Help information should be especially important this year and next (2017 and 2018) due to the tax changes being implemented. Some of them will take effect for 2017 returns, some will not take effect until you are filling out information for 2017. But they are important to be aware of especially in areas like taking deductions for mortgage interest, whether spousal support payments are still deductible (they won't be for 2018 returns...) and more. Take any opportunity you can get to get some help and advice from experts...
-  * **Number 4:** Successful grant proposals contain common elements; learn what they are in [[writing_a_good_grant_proposal|Writing a Good Grant Proposal]]. For a basic and straightforward summary of grant writing tips, check out {{amazon>1615640975}}  "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing" by Waddy Thompson.. And don't forget that you don't have to write a grant proposal yourself --- sometimes it can be helpful to get professional assistance if you can afford it.+  * **Number 4:** Successful grant proposals contain common elements; learn what they are in [[writing_a_good_grant_proposal|Writing a Good Grant Proposal]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615640975/?tag=concecreat-20|{{ :grant-writing.jpg?120x0|Grant Writing}}]] For a basic and straightforward summary of grant writing tips, check out [[https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615640975/?tag=concecreat-20|"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing"]] by Waddy Thompson.. And don't forget that you don't have to write a grant proposal yourself --- sometimes it can be helpful to get professional assistance if you can afford it.
  * **Number 3:** In order to win a real grant you don't just fill out a simple form with personal information. You typically need to write a really good grant proposal, following all the rules and guidelines spelled out by the grant giver. It can be a daunting task -- and there are lots of professionals who will offer to help, often for a substantial fee. But with some effort you can do it yourself. Remember that you're asking someone to give you money that never needs to be paid back. Start with an overview about [[writing_a_good_grant_proposal|writing a good grant proposal]]. Once you understand the basics you can be on your way to winning grants.   * **Number 3:** In order to win a real grant you don't just fill out a simple form with personal information. You typically need to write a really good grant proposal, following all the rules and guidelines spelled out by the grant giver. It can be a daunting task -- and there are lots of professionals who will offer to help, often for a substantial fee. But with some effort you can do it yourself. Remember that you're asking someone to give you money that never needs to be paid back. Start with an overview about [[writing_a_good_grant_proposal|writing a good grant proposal]]. Once you understand the basics you can be on your way to winning grants.
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