Finance

Broncos VP of finance resigns

The Denver Broncos confirmed on Friday that their vice president of finance for the past seven years has left the organization.  Jim Barlow, 51, had been vice president of finance for the Broncos since April 2003. Efforts Friday to reach…

Questions from the SEC? Don’t panic!

(Editor's note: The first of two parts.) If you haven't been through the SEC's review and comment process before, it can be a bit scary. As regulators respond to cries for more scrutiny of public companies post-financial crisis, CFOs should…

The Social Security mulligan

For golfers, a mulligan is a "do-over," typically of your drive on the first hole. However, even the most avid golfer may not know that a mulligan is also available for your Social Security benefits. If you are already collecting…

The great bank and credit card backlash

Recent attempts by Congress and the Federal Reserve Board to curb the excessive fees being charged by credit cards, banks, and finance companies have resulted in a punitive industry response with interest rates and fees climbing in almost every category.…

GBank—ticket to a global vision

Creativity is coming from unusual places these days. I snipped this from David Levinson's blog post dated Feb 13, 2008, one of the earliest mentions of this topic (http://bit.ly/ma1Ur): "I'm proposing a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that will invest $60…

How to turn a clean tech idea into reality

It's all well and good to build clean technology that powers the world and makes it better at the same time, but when trying to turn their invention into a business, people run headlong into their biggest challenge: financing. My firm…

Your very taxing future

Typically, financial advisors and tax consultants advise their clients to defer all income possible into future years to avoid paying taxes on earnings for as long as possible. However, 2010 should be looked at as a "tax waterfall" year, in…

Health care reform makes good economic sense

Coloradans cannot turn on the television without coming face-to-face with the health reform debate in Washington. But with so many conflicting messages from different interest groups, it is hard to know what to believe. Over the past year, the New…

Supercharge your estate plan

Like the old adage for investing that one should buy low and sell high, wealth transfer planning is most effective when asset values are depressed and interest rates are low. The current economic crisis has created an ideal opportunity to…

Financial resolutions for 2010

If 2009 reinforced anything, it's that you simply can't predict the future. It was a bleak year that triggered lots of change, including altering the way many of us think about money. While many believe the worst appears behind us,…