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SB19-173 Studies: At Least $155 ROI For Every $1 Spent

Despite some sticker shock, the cost of the studies actually pales in comparison to the $155 million or more in potential savings if proposed plans successfully increase retirement savings.

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Making Child Care More Affordable in Colorado

Colorado's average cost of child care for a 4-year-old is about $11,000 per year, while infant care is closer to $15,000.

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Paid Family & Medical Leave In Action

FAMLI and similar programs throughout the country tell us much about what paid family and medical leave will look like in Colorado.

2018 legislative session

The Predatory Lending Landscape

As more states prohibit egregious interest rates, consumers are saving money and avoiding long-term financial pitfalls like bankruptcy. While Colorado has made significant progress, it’s imperative we don’t let our guard down in this new environment.

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The Shared Responsibility of Paid Leave

Shared responsibility used to be the social contract between employee and employer — pensions, raises, and other benefits were the norm — but that contract has eroded.

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Student Debt Solutions: Sizing Up Colorado’s Approach

Legislation introduced on the first day of session could help Colorado’s students and their families don’t borrow for higher education at their own financial peril.

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Retirement Security: Learning from Oregon & Washington

A lack of retirement security poses serious problems for Coloradans and their families, but the larger economy will also be in trouble if something doesn't change.

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Colorado Paid Leave: Learning From Massachusetts & Washington

Despite proposed bills, a Colorado paid leave plan has been stymied by the state Senate, while six states and D.C. already have laws on the books.