Latina & Mastercard present The "Next Generation Latina" Video
Latina & Mastercard present The "Next Generation Latina" Video
By Latina Promotions | 11/26/2012 - 10:39

On Monday, November 12th, LATINA and MasterCard hosted a breakfast in honor of our “Next Generation Latina” winners. The ten women honored were selected for their vigor, smarts, and passion to give back to the community. They each had the drive to make dreams come true and were honored with a crystal award and a $500 MasterCard gift card.

Click below to watch a quick recap of the event and join us in congratulating these ten outstanding women!

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Black Friday: 20+ Stores With the Best Sales!
Black Friday: 20+ Stores With the Best Sales!
By Samantha Leal | 11/20/2012 - 16:15

Thanksgiving is nearing, which means only one thing: it’s time to get ready for Black Friday deals! See what sales your favorite stores are having – and click to see even more of the deals online (don't forget to check back as we add to the list!). Which ones will you be lining up for?

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Woman at a bank ATM
Don't Let Your Bank Ruin Your Fun - How to Pick the Right One For You
By Felipe Basulto | 08/01/2012 - 18:00

Bikinis, BBQs, and weekend road trips are just a few signs that we are in the height of the summer! Don’t let hassles with your finances stop you from having an amazing one. When you’re out and about, out-of-network ATM fees and penalties for dropping below the high checking account balance, required by most banks, can be a serious buzz kill for summer plans. 

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Credit Cards
Why No Credit is Bad Credit
By Roxanne Vivanco | 07/18/2012 - 18:00

Growing up as a first generation American with Latin born parents, I didn't know what credit was until I got to college. My parents did not rely on credit and paid for everything they purchased in cash. They grew up in South America, where the knowledge of credit was limited and people were wary of credit cards. I remember my parents telling me that credit cards had high interest rates, high annual fees and only wealthy people were suitable to apply. They believed that no credit was good credit -- so that was all I knew.

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Beautiful House, Red Door and Shutters
Owning vs. Renting a Home: What’s Right For You?
By Roxanne Vivanco | 06/12/2012 - 19:00

There’s no denying that buying a home is one of the biggest milestones in your life, but can also be one of the most confusing if you don’t have the right tools to help. A recent TD Bank survey found that 66% of women intend to buy a home and 84% of young renters intend to buy a home. Buying a home isn’t for everyone and it’s important to know the benefits of owning a home vs. renting in order to determine what’s right for you. Here are a few things to consider when deciding to take the step to homeownership.

Reasons to Rent:

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Piggy Bank
Personal Finance Isn’t Scary -- Learning Your Money ABC’s
By Roxanne Vivanco | 05/09/2012 - 14:07

Being informed about your finances is the key to a healthy bank account, but with all the money-related terms out there, talking about it can sometimes feel like a foreign language. Here are a few important tips to learn the lingo on the steps to personal finance success, starting with just A, B, C.

A is for: Assess Your Net Worth

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Beating the Wage Gap: Latinas' Struggle for Equal Pay
Beating the Wage Gap: Latinas' Struggle for Equal Pay
By Latina Staff | 05/01/2012 - 11:58

By Iris Estrada
After the mark of Equal Pay Day on April 17th, the internet has been buzzing with information about the whopping wage gap American women face today.
Numbers show that females within different occupations still make significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the American Association of University Women.  Overall, women are making 77 cents for each dollar that a man earns, but statistics vary within different ethnic groups as well.

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401K Nest Egg
Make Your Money Work for You: How to Get More From Your 401K
By Sugey Palomares | 04/30/2012 - 14:42

Latinos are tapping into their 401k plans more than ever before, reports USA Today. The report states that 40% of Latinos have taken hardship withdrawals or loans from their retirement fund.

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Woman working on her finances
How to Prepare for Next Year’s Taxes
By Grace Bastidas | 04/17/2012 - 12:04

Whew! You filed your taxes and are completely exhausted. Now you’re thinking it’s time to kick up your feet and relax. Well, think again. Why not get a head start on next year’s returns and avoid all the unnecessary stress that seems to take over your life each April? We consulted with Suzanna de Baca, vice president of wealth strategies for Ameriprise Financial, about how to ease the yearly burden and here’s what she had to say:

Create a Filing System for Documents

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Last Minute Tax Tips
LATINA's Last Minute Tax Tips
By Grace Bastidas | 04/12/2012 - 13:28

Procrastinators beware: Tax Day is right around the corner—April 17 to be exact—so it’s time to take a deep breath and complete your returns. Here are some great last-minute tax tips from Annabella Rodriguez, office manager of H&R Block’s ( Weston, Florida office.


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