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The Wisest Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
The Wisest Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
By Grace Bastidas | 04/18/2011 - 15:00

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2011 is $2,985. How will you spend it? You can buy a ticket to Vegas and blow it on the tables, buy a pair of Louboutins, or you can take a more mindful approach. Here are some great investment tips from Louis Barajas, personal finance expert and author of My Street Money.

Invest in a Roth IRA


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Last Minute Tax Tips
LATINA's Last Minute Tax Tips
By Grace Bastidas | 04/13/2011 - 15:30

Procrastinators beware: Tax Day is right around the corner—April 18 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 (hrblock.com) Weston, Florida office.

Homebuyers


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Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim Helu Still the World's Richest Man, 2 Latinos Make Forbes' Youngest Billionaires List
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2011 - 16:45

With an estimated net worth of $74 billion (yup, BILLION) dollars, Carlos Slim Helu has a firm grip on first place of Forbes list of the World's Richest People. Holding on the to the top spot for the second year in a row, Helu managed to add $20.5 billion to his fortune—increasing the gap between him and no. 2, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, to $18 billion.


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Are Banks Discriminating Against Latinos?
Are Banks Discriminating Against Latinos?
By anonymous | 12/13/2010 - 12:49

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) thinks that banks are being unfair to Latinos applying for Federally guaranteed mortgages called FHA loans and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is investigating their claims.


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Guilt-Free Gift Giving
Guilt-Free Gift Giving
By latina | 11/27/2010 - 09:00

Marketing research company ComScore reported that online credit card purchases reached $29.1 billion in the 2009 holiday season—much of which was probably racked up as debt. So chicas, put those credit cards back in your wallets and follow these gift-buying tips:


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Poll: Can Good Looks Help You Get a Job?
By Latina Staff | 07/19/2010 - 12:29

A recent magazine study found that 72% of hiring managers in the United States admitted that how physically attractive a person is influences their decision to hire them. Latina's Editorial Director, Galina Espinoza, was on the Today show this morning discussing this new study and the double standard that often exists for women.


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Watch: Too Sexy for Citibank?
By Elayne Fluker | 06/07/2010 - 13:36

We reported last week on Debrahlee Lorenzana who claims she was fired from her job at Citigroup for, basically, being too sexy. This morning on CBS's Early Show, Lorenzana goes into detail about why she thinks her supervisors, who she claims told her not to wear items like pencil skirts and turtlenecks, discriminated against her because of her body type.

Check out the video below and tell us you think.


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Too Sexy for Citigroup?
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2010 - 17:00

We all have seen them: Chicas who saunter into work in too-tight, cleavage-bearing shirts or thigh-high mini skirts and stilettos. Some woman just don't understand or don't care to dress professionally for the office. But Debrahlee Lorenzana insists that she is not one of them.


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How to Recession-Proof Your Job
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/11/2010 - 17:00

We've all seen the headlines; times are still tough. Many are on edge about having lost their jobs, and if you still have yours, you're probably fearful of joining the ranks of the unemployed. (Check out Latina.com's new Job Search section to find the perfect gig!) Believe it or not, now is the time to strategize. "We're in a recession, and if you don’t step up, you could be fired.


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The 7 Best Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2010 - 15:40

If you filed your taxes on time yesterday (which we're sure you did) then you are most likely expecting some sort of tax refund. Almost two-thirds of Americans who file their taxes get some money back from the government and this year, the number has gone up thanks to new tax breaks instituted by President Obama's administration. In 2007, the average tax refund was $2,300—that's a sizeable chunk of change chicas and we decided to help you spend it.


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