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The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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.

Learn Healthy Fiscal Habits for a Fun, Fabulous and Debt-Free Life!

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.05.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Whether we are talking about the perfect body or the perfect bottom line, a sustainable, new you is created through a healthy regimen that includes diet and exercise. So... here are 11 ways to get fiscally fit once and for all.

Joe Moglia's Personal Story (Behind His Success)

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

In the first of my two-part interview with Coastal Carolina head coach (and TD AMERITRADE chairman) Joe Moglia, we drilled into the details of Joe's Be a Man philosophy, which, according to him, is what lies at the heart of his success in business, on the football field and in life. Here's what BAM looks like in action.

Be a Man: Success Strategies From a Winning CEO and Head Coach -- Joe Moglia

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

He took a college football team that was one of the worst in the country, and made them division champions overnight, two years in a row. Before becoming the head coach at Coastal Carolina, Joe was the CEO and chairman of TD AMERITRADE, where he led the company from a market value of $700 million to $10 billion.

Will Fitch Downgrade the U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Drama?

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

When Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. AAA rating, on August 5, 2011, the Dow dropped 2000 points and gold soared to $1,895 an ounce. Are we at the brink of another downgrade by Fitch Ratings?

Will Gold Soar on the Dow Drop?

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 600 points, sparking a Gold Bug swoon. Rob McEwen, the executive chairman and chief owner of McEwen Mining has been in the gold mining business for 25 years. So, I turned to him for wisdom and experience on today's dance between the Dow and gold.

Budgeting To Thrive, Not Survive

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

The Thrive Budget is based upon a simple formula that you should be limiting your basic needs expenditures to 50 percent of your budget, while the other half should be empowering you to thrive.

The School Girl Who Took on the Taliban

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

By the grace of God, Malala survived, where many others have not. And she has emerged even more powerful, with a commitment to help girls worldwide to receive an education through MalalaFund.org.

Surviving the Bond Exodus

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

We both took time in a deserted New York City office building on the Friday before the last, long summer holiday weekend, to discuss something that affects every professional, but puts most people to sleep!

Greening the Grid: Interview With National Grid US President Tom King

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

This month, while I was researching electric vehicle power stations, I came across a Northeastern utility company that is leading the nation in the pu...

Race Conversations in Florida and Los Angeles

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Friday, July 12, 2013, is one of those immortal days where you will remember exactly where you were and what you felt when six jurors (all non-black f...

The First Female CEO of a Television Network Offers a Springboard for Other Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Natalie Pace

Kay reveals the secret behind the success, including how she strategically positioned herself to be a network CEO, at a time when women were only getting offers to become the secretary.

Happy Independence Day. Financial independence, and the freedom to invest green.

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

Financial freedom, the ability to easily choose to invest in green products and services, and deny your dollars to old school, last century, cronyism business, is the next great revolution. And, financial literacy is the key that unlocks the prison door.