TAURUS: October 15-21

In 1987, college freshman Mike Hayes was having trouble paying for his University of Illinois education. He appealed for help to famous newspaper columnist Bob Greene, who asked each of his many readers to send Hayes a penny. The response was tidal. Though most of the donations were small, they added up to more than $28,000 – enough for Hayes to finance his tuition. Take a comparable approach in the weeks ahead. Ask for a little from a lot of sources.