Halloween is hitting The Dime early this year, and boy do we have a good "trick or treat" for you. First up, the trick: if you're finding that you're getting less than stellar results from your investments, it may be time to shake things up and...invest like a girl (yep, it's a real thing—and it happens to be one of the reasons Warren Buffett is the second richest man in the world). The investment world has long been dominated by a male-oriented approach, but more and more, studies are finding that women bring gender-linked qualities (for instance, remaining calm, performing a lot of research, and exercising a lot of patience) to the investment process that have proven to be a big help. If you're interested in learning more about the concept, check out this article from HuffPost—and, if you're wanting to follow in Mr. Buffett's footsteps, there's a book that'll give you all the "tricks of the trade" (see what we did there?).
And next, the treat: unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know that we're in prime Oktoberfest season, and, if you leave in the Denver area, that we just celebrated the Great American Beer Festival. So, we thought what better way to commemorate all things beer than a quick-and-dirty how-to guide to homebrewing from a fellow Colorado PERA employee (who, judging from his pictures, has established quite the at-home operation). If you've ever toyed with the idea of brewing your own beer, definitely give that blog a read.
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