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Pope’s views against idolatry … and more

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We recall the image of Jesus entering the temple in Jerusalem, driving out the merchants and overturning the tables of the money changers. This was a stern reminder to separate the holy from the mundane. Likewise, we recall the image of a golden calf molten in the absence of Moses on Mount Sinai. Were precious… Continue Reading Pope’s views against idolatry … and more

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As we approach the end of 2013, have you achieved the level of success you were hoping for when the year began? Have you met and exceeded your goals, or are you still slogging along wishing you were doing better but constantly feeling like you are swimming upstream? During this time of year, we take… Continue Reading Psychological techniques can increase your success

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What role do young professionals play here?

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You often come across articles about CSBJ Rising Stars, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals (CSRP), Colorado Springs Young Professionals (CSYP), TeamUSA Young Professionals and Leadership Pikes Peak’s LNOW! program. You may believe that you understand what these organizations are about — or you may dismiss them entirely. Either way, if you are not involved with them,… Continue Reading What role do young professionals play here?

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Many popular New Year’s resolutions focus on how to improve health. Healthier habits not only improve physical health and well-being, but also provide a boost to mental health and productivity. Small habit changes can make a big difference. For example, swapping out one sugary drink per day for water reduces calorie intake and can lead… Continue Reading Four tips to boost health and productivity in 2014

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Preparing business for employee retirement

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Ask six different people when they want to retire, and chances are you’ll get six different answers. If you’re a business owner with an aging workforce, the answer to that question can have big implications. While business owners might have given thought to their own retirement plans, they need to devote just as much time… Continue Reading Preparing business for employee retirement

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Editor’s Note: CSBJ is partnering with AdvocacyDenver to bring our readers interviews with some of the state’s prominent leaders and policy makers in health care. AdvocacyDenver is a nonprofit, civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities — and their families. The interviews are conducted by Health Care Policy… Continue Reading Local nonprofit CEO fights for accessible services

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Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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As the year comes to a close, there’s little time left to be sure your investments are tax-smart. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, creates additional Medicare taxes for high-income taxpayers. There are two new Medicare tax increases: (1) a 3.8 percent tax on “net investment income,” and (2) a 0.9 percent Medicare… Continue Reading Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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Home values strengthen; good time to buy

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Just as the housing market is showing signs of stabilization, weaker consumer confidence and the possibility of higher mortgage rates could result in a bit of turbulence in the sector. Prices in most major U.S. cities rose in September, though more slowly than in prior months, according to the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index. “The… Continue Reading Home values strengthen; good time to buy

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Inflation is the bane of wealth accumulation. Over time, it reduces buying power. This is why people, especially retirees, are always searching for ways to keep inflation from whittling away at their money. In 1997, the U.S. government introduced a new variety of Treasury bond that was welcomed by investors as a solution to the… Continue Reading TIPS: They’re not the silver bullet to fight inflation

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