Corken Corner Blog

Guilt-Free Ways To Refuel Yourself

Burnout and exhaustion may be on the horizon if you’re busy taking care of everybody and everything. Our team at Corken + Company found these tips for self-care for parents from experts and allies in parenting, to be helpful in navigating parenting in times of such intense burnout!  The life coach says: “Self-care is the key to refueling yourself, but the way you think about self-care might be making you more stressed. When you frame it as a “supposed to,” it can feel like just another item on your to-do list. Did you go to the gym? Drink your green …

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A guide to Colorado’s Best Spas

Winter or summer, snow or sunshine, skiing or hiking season, Coloradans are always outside. Our at Corken + Company feels there’s something to be said for taking a few days off to rest, refuel and restore our bodies before hitting the slopes or hiking trails again. Whether you’re in need of a staycation or you want to plan a self-care road trip with your friends, a trip to one of Colorado’s best spas will help you feel re-energized, any time of year. Here is a list of some of Colorado’s best spas.   Spa at St Julien: 900 Walnut St., …

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Mortgage Goals: Which One Is Right for You?

You did it, you finally bought the perfect mid-century modern home with a spacious backyard to entertain your family and friends. You even scored an outstanding mortgage loan with a fantastic 30-year fixed rate. Well done! So you can sit back and relax for three decades, right? As long as you’re budgeting each month for that mortgage payment—for the next 360 months—you’re good to go? Or, maybe now is the exact right time to set some long-term mortgage goals. Just as each homeowner is unique, your mortgage goals are, too. Setting long-term goals may be the best financial decision for you to …

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6 of Denver’s Best Coffee Shops

When it comes to coffee, some of the best brews are located in Denver. Roasters are popping up on seemingly every block for residents who know their Chemex from their Aeropress. Because there are so many Denver coffee shops to choose from, the team here at Corken + Company felt this list would be perfect for some inspiration on which ones to check out first!  1. Boxcar Coffee Roasters: 1825 Pearl St  Boulder, CO 80302 This roastery supplies plenty of Denver establishments, but they have a shop in Boulder which is worth a visit. From single-origin espresso to a cardamom-rose …

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A Local Baking Fanatic’s Guide to Denver Desserts

5280 food writer Allyson Reedy wanted to find a cookbook of the world’s best desserts to gift to her aunt on Christmas. She ran into a slight problem in the process, that cookbook didn’t exist.“So I decided, ‘Well, OK, I’ll write this book,’” says Reedy. “‘I’ll try to get all these great, amazing bakers to give me their best recipes—so we get the best cookie, we get the best brownie, the best lemon bar, the best cheesecake, all in one place from all these different bakers who specialize in these different things.’”The result, 50 Things to Bake Before You Die. This …

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Experts Project Mortgage Rates for 2022

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that can impact your ability to buy a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit a record low point ever and they’ve hovered in historic-low territory. Over the past few weeks, rates have started to rise again. This past week, the average 30-year fixed rate was 3.14%.What does this mean if you’re thinking about making a move? Waiting until next year will cost you more in the long run. If you’re planning on buying a home this year, …

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