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There are several traits I hope to pass onto my daughters; my impatience is not one of them. So it was quite fortuitous that I stumbled upon the 52 Week Money Challenge buzzing around social media last month. The beauty is its simplicity. In week one, you set aside one dollar; in week two, two dollars, and so on.  When you ring in 2015, you’ll have squirreled away $1,378.  Not exactly as valuable as owning a goose that lays golden eggs, but a decent end-of-the-year reward. By Laura Cook Newman

Renewables rising
A sea change in electrical generation is underway in Colorado. Xcel Energy has received approval to add 170 megawatts of solar, 450 megawatts of wind and 317 megawatts of natural gas generation, while phasing out a coal plant in Denver earlier than originally planned. It all adds up to a major shift in the company’s resource portfolio for electricity in Colorado. By Eric Peterson

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I’m on the receiving end of phone calls and video conferences with CEOs all day long. And, at least once a day, I can feel the intense stress on the person I’m talking to oozing through the phone or the screen. The conversation is often calm and rational, but below the surface is a bubbling cauldron of pressure. Welcome to life as a CEO of a fast growing startup. By Brad Feld

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UMB Bank's Eric Craine, senior vice president of Consumer Services, talks with ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin about what customers expect from their bank. 


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