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The Longmont Leader accepts op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Do you have something you would like to share about the community? Is there a topic that you are particularly passionate about? Let us know. 

To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff.

Mr. Money Mustache: Choosing entire index is safe standby that allows you to reap benefits of strong individual stocks

Mr. Money Mustache: Choosing entire index is safe standby that allows you to reap benefits of strong individual stocks

Middle school student planning to exit college debt-free seeks the best long-term investment advice.
Money Monday: Is now a good time to start a new business?

Money Monday: Is now a good time to start a new business?

There is no bad time to start a business, as long as you get started in the right way
Ask the Introvert: Focus on feeling when seeking the perfect gift

Ask the Introvert: Focus on feeling when seeking the perfect gift

There’s an easy way for introverts to hack our natural tendency to worry, overthink and Monday morning quarterback the gifts we pick for those we love.
Get Growing: Take stock of your space and put it to good gardening use

Get Growing: Take stock of your space and put it to good gardening use

If you’re not fully taking advantage of that big yard of yours, why not devote all or part of it to growing your own food.
FROM THE PUBLISHER: How you can support and sustain news that matters

FROM THE PUBLISHER: How you can support and sustain news that matters

Your support helps us work to make sense of the important local issues in Longmont, bring you a wide array of voices and perspectives, and build a strong foundation for independent, local journalism.
Money Monday: Electric vehicles often are least-expensive option

Money Monday: Electric vehicles often are least-expensive option

"Electric cars have indeed made giant strides in the last five years, to the point where they are often the least expensive option for, say, someone who has to do a daily commute to Boulder or a Denver suburb."
Ask the Introvert: Being a highly sensitive introvert — the beauty and the beast of it

Ask the Introvert: Being a highly sensitive introvert — the beauty and the beast of it

To summarize in one lighthearted sentence, highly sensitive people are like Nigel Tufnel’s amplifier in “Spinal Tap.” Our senses are permanently on 11. 
Get Growing: Plan your urban farm

Get Growing: Plan your urban farm

The first step is to throw together a rough plan of where you want everything to grow in your urban farm or garden. At this stage you do not need to know what you are wanting to grow (but it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about it), you just need the basic logistics worked out.
Money Monday: Investing during stock market instability

Money Monday: Investing during stock market instability

Ignoring newspaper headlines and financial panics and looking at the great arc of financial history.
Money Monday: Saving to buy a home

Money Monday: Saving to buy a home

Looking to buy a house in the next five to 10 years? Mr. Money Mustache has some advice.