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July 21, 2009
 
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You are your portfolio's most valuable asset
Your largest single asset is likely to be your ability to generate earned income, which can vary greatly depending on your occupation. Here are a few tips for how to weigh your "human capital" when making asset allocation decisions. By Wayne Farlow

Bank fees: The hidden, the obvious and the concerns
The Credit Card Bill of Rights, created to protect consumers from meritless rate hikes and high late fees, goes into effect in February. But now, bank fees are estimated to go up as much as 50 percent as banks look to make up for the loss of income. Here's how to protect yourself from new fees. By Michele Falivene

Amendment 54 proponents respond to Lemon ruling
When Judge Catherine A. Lemon placed an injunction on Amendment 54, the ruling indicated that money equals speech, prior limitations on campaign contributions may be challenged and Colorado will become the wild, wild West of campaign finance. By Robert M. Liechty

Entirely Homegrown: Lack of eggs a concern
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden in August. With 11 days until the start of his experiment, he's still lacking a crucial ingredient needed for his locavore diet: protein. By Mike Taylor

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Entirely Homegrown: The Organic Backyard
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden in August. As part of his journey, he interviewed Joe Frankovich, owner of The Organic Backyard. The Parker-based business helps people start backyard gardens. Read his latest column about the challenges of raising urban chickens with a curious young dog. Watch his videos about greenhouses, growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.

 

Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

Balle ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado. This program is an exciting initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers. Register here for the luncheon on July 31.
 
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