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Simple methods for saving money for your retirement

2019-2020 Federal Reserve SCF data shows us the average retirement savings by age in the U.S. •   Ages 18-24: $4,745.25 •   Ages 25-29: $9,408.51 •   Ages 30-34:... — Updated 1/18/2022


Infrastructure bill is huge for rural Colorado

Infrastructure bill is huge for rural Colorado Coloradans send us to Washington each year to get things done for every corner of the state. Our historic Bipartisan Infrastructure... — Updated 12/28/2021


Somehow, some way, let this Christmas be worth remembering

We had difficulties when we were growing up in Martin County, Kentucky but overall, we thought we were doing okay. President Lyndon Johnson came to Inez, Kentucky in 1964 to let us know we weren’t doing very well. He began his... — Updated 12/21/2021


What about the other Ethan Crumbleys?

We are unfortunately informed once again of another horrific, senseless school shooting. They don’t stop. When will the next one be? Who will be the next shooter and who will be the next unsuspecting victims?  Once again,... — Updated 12/7/2021


Surviving a pulmonary embolism

On Saturday, Oct. 2, I had to go to the hospital emergency room. The prior Tuesday I had an unusual leg spasm from my left thigh to my groin area. I’ve had pulled muscles from sports off and on and thought it was from exercise... — Updated 11/30/2021


Help dealing with Type 2 Diabetes amid COVID-19

By Dr. Donna O'Shea, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health, UnitedHealthcare  With the persistent spread of COVID-19 in Colorado and across the country, many people may again... — Updated 11/16/2021


A New Possible in Education

By Corey Edwards, Northwest Region and Colorado Director, and Dr. Mark David Milliron, SVP and Executive Dean, WGU Teachers College The rain fell for nearly a week, causing massive... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Afghanistan will haunt U.S.

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman New presidents often find themselves tested early in their administration; their performance is revealing to allies and enemies alike. JFK's failed... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Joseph Reagan    Opinion

More than ever, we need to live up to their legacy-Reflections on 20 years since 9/11

Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members, and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious... — Updated 8/25/2021


Give our guns to Afghanistan women

Afghanistan has guns, but they are in the hands of the wrong people.  Television news reports have confirmed the Taliban has our helicopters, our tanks, our trucks, along with... — Updated 8/25/2021


Have these money talks before sending your teen to college

National nonprofit credit counseling agency Take Charge America explains how parents can help college-bound students build a strong financial foundation For many teenagers, college... — Updated 8/18/2021


Afghanistan – God Help Them

Dr. Glenn Mollette  Many Americans did not want our military invading Afghanistan. We did not want our military to stay in Afghanistan. Many of us hoped our troops would leave... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Progressive Dems dare CO voters to hold them in check

Gov. Jared Polis and Progressive Democrat majorities at the State Capitol have spent the past three years ignoring clearly-expressed voices of Colorado voters on tax and economic... — Updated 8/11/2021


Financial suicide is not necessary

There is some risk to all of life. A friend and his wife had a house paid for and a substantial savings account. At the age of 65 he was retired and bored and bemoaned he had never... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Legislators targeted Colorado employers

When the Colorado General Assembly adjourned on June 8, small-business owners and job creators breathed a collective sigh of relief. After suffering through COVID-related... — Updated 7/14/2021


Don't give up your personal freedom

You may create instability and insecurity for your personal life if you put others in charge of your decisions.  The idea of a child or acquaintance "shouldering" your life's conce... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

The True Meaning of Independence

As we observe the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, we should consider the unique form of government for which our Founding Fathers chose to risk... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Dean Ridings    Opinion

Local newspapers need your help

Newspapers were hit hard during the pandemic, just like other businesses. Advertising revenue, which was already in decline, dropped significantly. While more readers turned to... — Updated 6/23/2021


Invest in yourself

The best investment you can make is in yourself.  You can work, invest, save and accumulate wealth but what good is it if you ignore yourself? A friend of mine once said, "If I... — Updated 6/23/2021


Let's reframe aging by changing our words

By Janine Vanderburg, Changing the Narrative As we emerge from the pandemic and acknowledge the ageism it exposed, it's time to stop and think: What can we do collectively to end... — Updated 6/16/2021


Dollar General seeks to reshape small towns

By Brian Depew, executive director, Center for Rural Affairs Dollar General has become a ubiquitous feature of America's small towns. The discount retailer is opening about 1,000... — Updated 6/16/2021


Graduation and your destination

Dr. Glenn Mollette  Families across America are celebrating high school and college graduations. American young adults are now faced with going to work or pursuing more education.... — Updated 6/1/2021


Work on memories for Mother's Day

Plan your telephone call to say hello to mom this Sunday. Better yet, if possible, make a visit with a card or even some flowers or maybe some brownies or a special treat. Moms... — Updated 5/4/2021


You have medical rights

Dr. Glenn Mollette You don't have to stay in the nursing home if you don't want to. If you can manage to get out and have a place to go, then it's your life. Even if you want to... — Updated 4/27/2021


Do your kids make you curse?   

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter and author. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel... — Updated 4/21/2021


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