Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why Congress should legalize industrial hemp farming

Industrial hemp has many advantages. It is helpful for the soil, environment and the economy. Yet growing or farming industrial hemp in the United States is currently illegal. Bills have been introduced to legalize hemp farming and not acted on. It is a great cash crop for small farmers which can be made into many products.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

An Open Letter to Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The problems with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) continue to get worse, not better. In the wake of several television reports about the problems at the CDLE going back to at least May 2011, we were promised that the continuing problems at the CDLE would be fixed, yet now in October 2012, not only have they not been fixed, they have gotten worse. We were promised that the CDLE was hiring new people to answer their customer service phones, and still today, it is nearly impossible to get through.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beware of Penny Stock Pump and Dump Scams

Penny stocks can be profitable or they can lose you all of your investment. When investing in a penny stock company, you have to do a lot of research yourself on the company. There are many great newsletters that can point you to a good penny stock, but there are also too many bogus penny stock announcements and emails. These pump and dump schemes make certain penny stocks look like can’t lose 10,000% winners. Learn what to be aware of when investing in penny stocks.

How to Trade or Invest in the Tech Sector with ETFs

The tech sector is an interesting sector to trade or invest in with so many different industries that include computers, software, communications, semiconductors and more. ETFs make it easy to trade part or the entire tech sector. Will the next new invention come out of the scientific research of a tech sector company or will there be another Apple or Google.

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How to Invest in Alternative Energy with ETFs

Oil prices are once again going higher and everyone is mad about it. The talk has turned back to alternative energy and the funding for alternative energy companies. There are numerous industries in alternative energy including wind, solar, biofuels made from algae and ethanol made from cheaper products like switch grass. You can invest in alternative energy with ETFs. You can invest in only wind or solar or the entire alternative energy sector.

Conserve Your Retirement Money with Dividend ETFs

After the debacle with the stock market in 2008 and even though it has come back, there is still a real fear of losing our retirement funds and not much of an appetite for risk anymore. Conserving what you have saved for retirement is crucial for your financial and mental health. Nothing is totally safe in the stock market and CDs and Treasuries pay next to nothing, there are some nice areas in the stock market you can feel good about investing your retirement money. No need to chase dividends when there are good solid companies that pay a reasonable dividend.

How to Do Timecard Math

Timecard math can be confusing but it sure can come in handy. Some companies have you keep your own time and then turn it in where you manager okays it. There are times when you look at your paycheck and the hours do not seem right. Knowing how to do timecard math can really be handy. Even if you just want to keep track of your hours per pay period, timecard math will help.

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