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Eight Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt
8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt
By Dorkys Ramos | 11/29/2011 - 09:30

Aah, the holidays. A chance to spend time with family, friends and coworkers. But if you get too wrapped up in the Christmas consumerism, it can also lead to quality time with the debt collector. Below, financial advisor Bob Brooks shares his tips on how to avoid digging yourself into a hole this holiday season so the joy doesn’t come to a screeching halt when the bills roll in.


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The U.S. Hispanic Market is the World's 11th Largest Economy!
The U.S. Hispanic Market Will Soon Be the World's 11th Largest Economy!
By Fox News Latino | 11/02/2011 - 13:30

At yesterday's Wall Street Summit in New York City, global CEO and corporate director Solomon "Sol" Trujillo gave a landmark, paradigm-shifting keynote speech called "Follow The Money," which put the $1.1 trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market into a global perspective.


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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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