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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we …
David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Jefferson Parkway disconnect

With great fanfare Arvada (The Arvada Report December 2018/January 2019) announced the final actions before construction begins on the Jefferson Parkway after 50 years of planning and concludes …

Letter to the editor: Celebrating American Indian heritage

During this month, our nation and the Lakewood Blue Spruce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Native Americans who were the …

Letter to the editor: Colorado kids deserve better

I was a Jeffco 3rd grader the last time Colorado was near the national average in per pupil funding — 35 years ago. Today, we trail $2,800 below the national average in per pupil funding. Colorado …

Letter to the Editor: Concerned about Prop 112

I am a Colorado Native with two boys that are 6 and 3. I am blessed to live and work in my state. I love my job, my company, and my industry. I am very passionate about my job and all that it does …

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