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Financing your spring remodeling project

Financing your spring remodeling project

While winter technically doesn’t end until March 20, that’s not stopping people in Denver from starting to “think spring!” The Colorado Home & Garden Show recently took place at the…

National Philanthropy Day: ‘Tis the season to give … and feel good about doing it!

National Philanthropy Day: ‘Tis the season to give … and feel good about doing it!

November 15 marks National Philanthropy Day. It’s no surprise that it falls right before the holidays, a time of year when we tend to engage in more charitable giving. In…

Investing in wine

Investing in wine

As the long-awaited harvest season begins in Colorado’s wine country, many of us are starting to daydream about heading west, perhaps to Palisade and the Grand Junction area, to take…

Financial advice for young adults

Financial advice for young adults

Each month I host a networking lunch where some of Denver’s leading women in business gather to discuss various topics that have helped them on their path to success. As…

Combining finances for newly engaged couples

Combining finances for newly engaged couples

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged. In fact, studies estimate that approximately six million couples got engaged earlier this week and thus begins the…

Women in business, part 3: The power of networking

Women in business, part 3: The power of networking

As a female in a heavily male-dominated industry, I am always excited to see the impact we can make as a group by supporting and empowering one another. By building…

Women in business, part 2: Minding the gender wage gap

Women in business, part 2: Minding the gender wage gap

Currently, women are earning an average of $11,000 less than their male counterparts – with the gender wage gap only increasing as we age. If we want to eliminate that…

Women in business, part 1: Investing in gender diversity

Women in business, part 1: Investing in gender diversity

Gender diversity in the workplace has always been a hot button issue among the media and public. Arguments for more female participation in the workplace and in senior positions are…

Celebrating 529 plans on 5/29 National College Savings Day

Celebrating 529 plans on 5/29 National College Savings Day

We have all heard the statistics that the cost of college is going up rapidly. In fact, it’s reported that the average cost of a four-year private college education is…

Women and family finances: Staying Informed this Mother’s Day

Women and family finances: Staying Informed this Mother’s Day

Despite our busy families and careers, my girlfriends and I often gather for dinner or lunches where we share updates about our careers, families and children. Recently, I attended a…

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