I am launching an investment newsletter and need a simple design similar to that of the attached newsletters. I need a unique first-page design and then something different for all subsequent pages. Look at the first page of the first three attachments to see what I'm looking for on the first page. Then I need something really simple for subsequent pages that just ties them together to give the impression that it all goes together.
See 'My Attempt' 1 and 2 for my attempts at a first and second page. This will give you an idea of what I'm looking for, but I want it to look more professional than what I came up with.