David Miles

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The Power of Private Financing: 3 No Money Down Strategies That Actually Work

I remember reading about no-money-down deals and thinking people were completely out of their minds. How could you possibly do deals with no money …

'The Universe is slowly dying,' study shows with unprecedented precision

<b>(CNN) —</b> Goodbye, universe. You came in with the biggest bang ever, but now, you're on your way out with a drooping fizzle.<p>The conclusion of a new astronomical study pulls no punches on this. "The Universe is slowly dying," it reads.<p>Astronomers have believed as much for years, but the new findings …

Creation’s Groans Are Not Meaningless

Sooner or later, every believer wonders if being a Christian is worth it.<p>Many people—including, most likely, some we know—answer no. They profess …

5 Best Ways To Find A Job In The Digital Age

I was born in a different time. I don't know how it was like when people used to flip newspapers to find jobs. Ever since I graduated from college, I …

An Infographic to Show You How to Write an Impressive Thank-You Letter After Interview

Job interviews can be incredibly nerve-racking. Once you return from one, you may be compelled to lie on the couch and regroup your scrambled …

These adoption day photos bust myths about adopting from the foster system.

What comes to mind when you think about foster kids?<p>Maybe you imagine a troubled child who is a juvenile delinquent. Or an angry, "difficult" child …

My Investing Guide for Dummies Part II

By Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | via Negosentro.com |<p>In my previous article, I talked about having a delicate balance between <i>“FIXED and EQUITY assets,”</i> in …

Tech Startup Helps Non-Techies Find Jobs at Tech Startups

Job hunting is miserable. Just ask Connie Wong. Even with a degree from the prestigious Wharton School of Management, finding her first job proved to …

Startups

Take our 14-day plan to radically improve your finances

1/<p>MONDAY, DAY 1: Get your 90-day number.<p>Let's dive right in.<p>In his book "Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money," "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary …

Personal Finance

The Top 3 Mobile Fundraising Tools For Your NonProfit

<b>The Top 3 Mobile Fundraising Tools For Your NonProfit</b><p>People are spending more time on their smartphones and tablets. What is really interesting is …

These 3 Mutual Funds Are Beating China At Its Own Game

If you can get through the China hard landing chorus in the financial press, then you’ve probably realized that a portfolio that isn’t at least equally weighted the world’s No. 2 economy presents a real opportunity risk to long term investors. Yes, China is slowing. Yes, the job market is in …

The Best Way to Invest Money In IRAs

Investing in an IRA is different than investing in a standard brokerage account. Here's the best way to do it.<p>An IRA can be a great tool when trying …

Become An Accredited Investor: Private Companies No Longer Want To IPO

Investors shut out of private investments<p>Do you know what the market capitalization was of Microsoft when they went public on March 13, 1986? A mere …

Personal Capital Review – An Easier Way To Manage Your Finances

Have you ever heard of Personal Capital? If not, today I am here to talk all about their product that I personally use in this Personal Capital …

457 plans versus 403(b) plans: A comparison | Investopedia

For workers in the public sector, pensions are usually the focus when it comes to retirement. Defined-benefit plans can be a great way to save for …

The Five Best Personal Finance Books

I was the kid who always had my nose in a book. During my (early) teenage years I was more worried about getting the highest grade on a test than I …

3 keys to searching private foundations for police grant funding

Most grant funding provided for law enforcement comes from federal and state resources. The mission of all private foundations is to serve the needs …

If You’re Starting Out In The Stock Market And Have No Idea What To Do With Your Money (Or If You Don’t Have Any Money To Start With), Read This

Marketwatch says that millennials are too scared to put money in the stock market. Okay, fine, they got that data from Bankrate, where it was …

The Nonprofit Advisory Board: It’s a Team Effort

It’s quite apparent why an advisory board might work for your organization, but who might be on it might not be so apparent. Advisory boards give you …

Best Roth IRA Stocks for 2015 | Investopedia

The best part about a Roth individual retirement account (IRA) is that you can withdraw money tax free if you meet certain requirements. You must be …

Investing

Earnest Offers A New Way To Save On Your Student Loans

It’s easy to look at the state of student debt in the United States and get thoroughly bummed out. In 2012, 71 percent of new four-year college grads …

4 Killer Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Shared on Social Media

What do you do when the majority of your audience utters one of these phrases — “I’m swamped… “I’m way behind”… “I’m overloaded”… “My email is out of …

Report finds some progress in foster care reform in LA

It's been almost a year since a blue ribbon panel, organized by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, declared a "state of emergency" in the county's …

Effective Writing For Small Nonprofits

Unfortunately, not every nonprofit can afford to hire accomplished copywriters and designers to prepare their fundraising messages. I wish everyone …

5 Google Analytics Stats To Track Fundraising Success

7 “Quick and Easy” Ways to Raise More Money for Your Non-Profit

Ok, I admit it – the title of this post is a little misleading. <i>Nothing</i> is really, truly easy when it comes to fundraising.<p>But – and anyone who has …

Hate Your Job? Here's A 7-Step Exit Strategy

I once had a job that started well, as they usually do, but after several years of “switching gears” and some personnel changes, the office felt toxic. I was getting mixed messages from my manager—in the time it would take me to brew and drink my afternoon tea, he’d go from “You’re amazing! Great …

10 Mistakes Nonprofits Make with Video

Don’t mistake video as an opportunity to recap your latest marketing brochure. It’s a completely different medium.

The Secrets Of Negotiating A Raise

<i>One of the most ticklish things you can do as an employee is ask your boss for a raise. AdviceIQ Network member Mary Beth Storjohann, the founder of Workable Wealth in San Diego, is an ace at navigating the tricky terrain of personal finance strategy. Her advice:</i><p>Do you feel uncomfortable asking for …