By Celia Shatzman | 11/09/2013 - 12:00
Being thrifty comes naturally for Lilliana Vazquez. From a young age, her mother taught her how to comb the racks at Sears in search of the same looks her school friends were splurging on at Neiman Marcus.
By Wanda Medina | 10/12/2013 - 10:30
As more U.S.-born Latinas attain the American Dream and the financial freedom that comes along with it, they have to deal with the guilt of having more money than the immigrant parents who sacrificed all to help them thrive.
By Angelica Sereda | 08/25/2013 - 10:30
The time has finally come and you’re off to college! You’ve been waiting and planning for what seems like years. But feelings of excitement can easily turn into anxiety. Maybe you’re feeling like a little fish in a big pond or maybe you’re nervous about managing your finances. Whatever your worry is, we’ve all been there. Check out these tips to nail your first year at college:
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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 (hrblock.com) Weston, Florida office.