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Tax returns to be stored in savings

Tax returns to be stored in savings

Playing it safe and planning ahead, Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Tax Returns Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 47 percent of those expecting a refund plan to put the money into savings, the highest percentage in the survey’s history. Nearly… Continue Reading Tax returns to be stored in savings

Developer helps build workforce

South Dakota native and then-newlywed Mike Ruebenson, a CPA, moved to Colorado Springs to work an internship at a Big 8 accounting firm. Fast-forward more than 30 years, Ruebenson and his bride Mary now have three children, Jennifer, Ryan and Lauren, and roots firmly embedded in El Paso County. He has a “new” career: land… Continue Reading Developer helps build workforce

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RealtyTrac, a leading source in the U.S. for comprehensive housing data, today released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year — the lowest share of flips since 2011. A total of 32,578… Continue Reading Report: Profit from flipping homes up

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Hormones, horsepower and heat

Three things investors need to be attentive to for some time to come: hormones; horsepower; and heat. The three Hs were outlined last week at a Cascade Investment Group lunch-and-learn presentation by Ross McDonald of American Funds. Yale-educated, McDonald is a registered investment adviser representative who spoke on the psychology of investing. Hormones Quoting from… Continue Reading Hormones, horsepower and heat

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Travel agents, tour operators converge at The Broadmoor

Held last week at The Broadmoor, The Go West Summit felt a little like speed dating. Except that the two parties seated at the tables were buying and selling tourism in the traditional sense. The sellers had 12 minutes to describe their city, state, attraction or service to the buyers. In a calm tone, an… Continue Reading Travel agents, tour operators converge at The Broadmoor

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Powers corridor sees significant growth

Eventually, Powers Boulevard will extend to Interstate 25 from Colorado 83, a paper corridor now home to native grasses and antelope. Classic Homes donated the right of way for one mile of the four-mile extension corridor to be built north of 83 to move traffic west to eventually hook to the interstate. The focus of… Continue Reading Powers corridor sees significant growth

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Airport director dishes aviation

With the news last week that Sierra Nevada Corp. subsidiary Sierra Completions will open an $88-million aircraft modification business at the Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Dan Gallagher has been a busy man. He has been giving media interviews and further marketing the 7,500-acre airport, what he calls “a sleeping giant” for business, some… Continue Reading Airport director dishes aviation

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Commercial real estate moves

Weston Thomas of Colorado Springs Commercial brokered the sale of the 22,000-square-foot property at 2270 La Montana in Colorado Springs to the Island Cattle Company LLC. The sale price was $2.5 million. The seller was Montana Springs LLC, and the tenant broker was Matt Call from NavPoint Real Estate. Also, the Piñon Valley Industrial Park at… Continue Reading Commercial real estate moves

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

Not so much a serial entrepreneur, but a self-described parallel entrepreneur, Chris Franz, 42, co-chairs Startup Colorado and the entrepreneurship team at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. He is also on the board of Peak Startup. None of this earns him cash now; however, it will add to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Franz seeks self-sustaining tech ecosystem

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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

The national economy this year will continue to improve, following the slight upward trend of the 2014 economy, according to a certified financial planner with UMB Financial Corp. Business owners remain optimistic and will spend more money and hire more people this year, predicted KC Mathews. Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at… Continue Reading UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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