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10 Boom Towns that Went Bust

Some places rise in a blaze of glory, growing and flourishing to become the envy of the world. Other towns seem destined for success -- until their luck runs out.

What is a margin call?

If you've seen the end of the film "Trading Places," you know the potential outcome of a margin call. What is this terrifying thing -- and how do investors end up having to pay one?

How to Create a Gardening Service Learning Project

You want to create a gardening service learning project, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to create a gardening service learning project in this article.

What was the economic impact of September 11?

It's hard to quantify the economic impact of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 -- and pretty much impossible to tally the emotional cost of that fateful day. How did the events of 9/11 affect the U.S. economically?

How to Apply for Federal Home Improvement Grants

Your home is in dire need of renovations, and you would like to apply for a federal home improvement grant. Learn about how to apply for a federal home improvement grant in this article.

How to Start a Youth Center

You'd like to start a youth center, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a youth center in this article.

How to Start a Food Pantry

You'd like to start a food pantry, but don't know where to begin. Learn about how to start a food pantry in this article.

How to Get Power of Attorney

It's sometimes necessary to get power of attorney. Learn about how to get power of attorney in this article.

How Conflict Minerals Work

The gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten inside your gadgets are necessary to make them work. But if these elements come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they may have been mined with forced labor.

How Gentrification Works

How did once run-down neighborhoods like Times Square and the Bowery become such gleaming jewels of New York City geography? It took time, but a process known as gentrification transformed these areas into some of the hottest properties in New York.

How to Start a Homeless Shelter

There's always a need for someone to start a homeless shelter, especially in large cities. Learn about how to start a homeless shelter in this article.

How to Write an Affidavit

You'd like to present your facts to the court in a legal document, but don't know how to write an affidavit. Learn about how to write an affidavit in this article.

How to Start a Food Drive

You'd like to start a food drive to help the needy in your area, but you're not sure how to go about this. Read here how to start a food drive.

How to Trademark a Phrase

If you have a product or service and want to use a catchy phrase to attract customers, it's a good idea to learn how to trademark the phrase. Read this article to learn how to trademark a phrase.

Does the Peace Corps want retired volunteers?

When we think of the Peace Corps, we think of fresh-faced college grads heading off to make the world a better place. But is this an accurate depiction of today's Peace Corps volunteer?

10 Best Volunteer Activities in Retirement

With men and women living longer and healthier lives, retirement no longer means wasting away the day in rocking chair. Today's retirees are active and full of life and many are using volunteerism as a way support causes close to their hearts.

Top 5 Volunteer Organizations for Retirees

More than 23 percent of boomers age 65 and older volunteer in their communities, and there are some pretty cool benefits -- in addition to the warm fuzzy feelings. Check out five of the most interesting volunteer organizations for boomers.

10 Tips for Finding Volunteer Vacations

For most, a vacation is an opportunity to lounge around and escape daily life. For others, it's a chance to rebuild houses after a natural disaster, educate foreign schoolchildren or even take part in an archaeological dig.

Top 5 Volunteer Vacations for Retirees

The freedom of retirement offers the perfect opportunity to donate your time and skills to a worthy cause. Volunteer vacations for retirees are rewarding and big on impact.

10 Baby Boomer Volunteer Opportunities

The baby boomer generation is approaching retirement age, and these energetic folks are looking for ways to stay active. If a return to the workforce isn't in the cards, here are 10 great volunteer opportunities for baby boomers.

5 Active Ways for Baby Boomers to Volunteer

If you're an active baby boomer looking for a way to give back to the community that's been so good to you, you're in luck. Volunteer opportunities abound for fit folks who want to do some good. Here are five examples.

How to Create a Scholarship Fund

Your friend inherited a large sum of money and would like to create a scholarship fund. This article will try to explain how to create that scholarship fund.

How does President Obama plan to fix the federal deficit?

On April 13, 2011, President Barack Obama proposed a plan for reducing the United State's debt and strengthen its fiscal reputation. But what does it really take to save sums of money so large they hardly seem real?

How to Write a Grant Proposal

The best way for a person or organization to get funding for a program or project is by writing a grant proposal. Read this article to learn how to write a grant proposal.

How Class Action Lawsuits Work

Everyone loves the underdog -- until the underdog fights back, that is. But what happens when a bunch of them decide to take on the big Kahuna? In the legal world, that's what happens when a class action lawsuit is filed.


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