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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.

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.
Ask the Introvert: Silence is golden – and stressful – for introverts. Here's what to do about it.

Ask the Introvert: Silence is golden – and stressful – for introverts. Here's what to do about it.

We can turn an awkward-feeling quiet patch into a kindness-fueled connection.
Get Growing: A new Leader column aimed helping you start your own urban farm

Get Growing: A new Leader column aimed helping you start your own urban farm

In this column, we are going to discuss anything and everything that has to do with growing your own food. Along the way, we are likely going to get some pro tips from the fantastic and knowledgeable local farmers in our community.
Money Monday: How do I downsize enough to no longer have a mortgage?

Money Monday: How do I downsize enough to no longer have a mortgage?

Mr. Money Mustache helps a Longmont resident decide which option will help her realize her dream.
Money Monday: What is the impact on inflation if the government pumps money into the economy?

Money Monday: What is the impact on inflation if the government pumps money into the economy?

"The best way to prepare for an uncertain future is with a resilient network of skills, local friendships, health and a low cost of life," Adeney said.