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China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

In 2014, the Chinese economy became the No. 1 economy in the world, followed by the European Union and the U.S. The U.S. is now considered to be the third largest economy in the world.

The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."

Your Best Bond Strategy. Interview with Bond Strategist Kathy A. Jones.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

For years, pundits have debated about the timing of a rise in interest rates, pouring over the Federal Reserve Minutes and analyzing every new comma in the press releases.

The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

What Warren Buffett Did For His Kids

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.06.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As you ponder what to do with your own tax refund, or how to pay less next year, now is a great time to make sure that your dough will get to your kids without them paying half (or more) to Uncle Sam in income taxes.

Spring Clean Your Money House

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As part of the spring cleaning of your money house, let your mantra be, "I'm going to stop making everybody else rich, and start living a rich and sustainable life here and now!" Below are 10 ways to put more dough in your wallet.

For Earth Hour, Use Less of Everything

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

The best way to make Earth Hour last beyond Saturday is to apply one simple rule of thumb: Use Less of Everything. Jettison the waste hidden in your daily routine. This is great for you personally and for our planet.

Will Europe's Solar Eclipse Fritz Out Germany's Power Grid?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

While Europeans are preparing to solar gaze during the March 20, 2015 eclipse, the power pundits are heating up the debate on whether the solar eclipse will fritz out Germany's power grid.

Obama's New $18.152 Trillion Debt

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

We should have until September before the Debt Ceiling debate starts making headlines again. If there is a backdoor deal, there will be an uneasy calm, and relief, on Wall Street. If the debate heats up, then volatility is likely to roil the markets.

President Obama Warns Americans About Bad Retirement Advice

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.02.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

To help us all better understand how to reduce the exposure to conflicts of interest, high fees and lockup periods, I called upon Marie Chandoha, the president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

Crystal Ball 2015: Top 4 Hot Investments, with 4 Investor Alerts.

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Here are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.

Genius Award Economist on Fed Leverage, ObamaCare, Obesity and L.A. Traffic

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage inequality, unemployment, addiction, medical research, and economic growth.

The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.

Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

For an inside perspective, I turned to Rick Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Taser International - the leading provider of Tasers, cameras and evidence archival software for police departments.

Kick the 10 Bad Habits of the Chronically Indebted

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Do you deny yourself even small treats to try and balance your unsustainable budget, which is often supplemented from a credit card or by siphoning off home equity? Did you know that all of these are signs of being chronically indebted?

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

The NFL, Ray Rice, Whoopings and the Dalai Lama's Peace Zone.

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports
Natalie Pace

The NFL has been tackled this year by violence - domestic violence, whoopings and concussions. I'll leave the sport and its rules to the NFL, but the issue of violence in the home is one that we should be long past by now.

2015: The Year of the Woman

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

How far have we come over the last two decades? What goals have been achieved, and what remains to be realized? 2015 will be a year where the United Nations, concerned citizens, non-government organizations and the media will dive into the details.

Promoting President Obama's Clean Energy Economy

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr.

Why Sports Stars Crash and Burn Within 5 Years of Retirement.

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.04.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.

Obama To Boehner: Do Something

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Natalie Pace

Democrats and Republicans are at opposite ends of the spectrum with regard to almost everything -- including their claims on how well the economy is doing, and the future of America.

Bike To Work Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Today, tens of thousands of Coloradans are garaging their car and hitting Colorado's bike trails to commute into work for Colorado's annual Bike to Work Day. One of the biggest upsides to biking, and other clean energy and conservation policies, is how empowering it is to the average person.

How Much Will Iraq Cost U.S.?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.17.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

This week, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) soldiers pushed into Iraq, seizing cities, U.S.-made war supplies, Central Bank cash and gold bouillon, oil prices jumped to almost $107/barrel.

The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.

The 9/11 Museum Dedication -- A Profile of Two Unsung Heroes of 9/11

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

This week, President Obama spoke at the dedication of the 911 Museum, which opens to the public on May 21, 2014. What you won't see or hear about at the museum are the stories of Stu and George -- two heroes who saved as many lives as were lost on 9.11.01.