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How Treating Voting Like a Business Could Actually Improve It

In recent election cycles, Colorado (and Denver) have consistently boasted some of the highest voter turnouts in the country. In the 2018 midterm election, the state was ranked at No.2, second only to Minnesota, with 61.9% of eligible voters casting a ballot.

Battle of the Plastics: Credit Cards Versus Debit Cards

You may think it doesn’t matter what type of card you use, but there are significant advantages to using certain forms of payment depending on the situation.

How to Stop Stressing About Money

Being a good steward of financial gain in life requires a balance between giving, spending and saving all of which require the attribute of self-control for the greater good of all concerned.

Denver Makes Top 20 List of ‘US Superstar Cities’

Based on Reuters analysis of federal data, Denver ranked as one of the top twenty superstar cities in the U.S., but this might not be a good thing. Following the 2007-2009 recession, the spoils of growth have been divided as some cities thrive and others languish.

New State Incentive Aims to Help Disperse Job Growth

The Remote Rural Work Program kicked off in July to provide additional tax incentives to companies bringing 20 new jobs to the state and hiring at least one remote worker. The aim is to help disperse job-growth prosperity into rural areas.

Why Small Businesses are Turning Their Backs on Bank Loans

Traditional bank lending has been done the same way for some time. While banks have put a lot of time and effort into innovating customer experience for consumers, business banking is still quite cumbersome.

Pre-Funding Your Funeral Makes Good Business Sense

Giving thought to one’s own mortality is never an easy subject but planning for life’s end can ease many burdens for your family and loved ones. Fortunately, many cemeteries and funeral homes have taken an active role in helping people plan for their own funerals.

Summer is a Good Time to Review your 401k

It’s important to look at your total financial plan and what your goals are. If you don’t know how to do that, sit down with a financial advisor who can help you figure out your goals, look at your risk analysis and help create a plan that’s intended just for you.

Get Your Finances in Check With These Five Tips

August is National Financial Awareness month, which means it’s an ideal time to assess your ability to understand how money works and gain some insight into your own finances.

Tackling Hypocrisy Head On in the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Last week, the Colorado Business Roundtable brought together industry stakeholders to discuss the issues surrounding outdoor recreation. The panel discussion included members from the Outdoor Industry Association, Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Western Governor’s Alliance and the Western Energy Alliance — all of which call Colorado home.

Investing with Purpose: Best Practices for Values Investing

According to the US SIF Foundation’s 2018 Report on U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, nearly $12 trillion are invested in a variety of socially responsible ways in the United States alone, which is $1 out of every $4 under professional management.

A Game of Chicken: The Politicization of the Federal Reserve

The reason the Federal Reserve is so effective and powerful is because of its political independence. The markets react to what the chair of the Federal Reserve says and in past crises, the Fed’s actions have provided a calming influence when markets panicked.
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