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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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Dolores dice...Pistol Packin' Mama
By Dolores | 04/15/2010 - 19:00

Dear Dolores:

I enjoy reading your column and try to take your advice on how to be an empowered Latina. But it’s not working. I am 34 years old, am divorced, have no children, am good-looking, own my own home and have a great career as a police officer. The problem is el machismo. The men around here can’t handle my independencia. I have to be tough at work, but I still want to be treated like a girl when I’m not working.

—Ms. Independencia in El Paso, TX

Dear Ms. Independencia:


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Quick Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
By Dorkys Ramos | 04/15/2010 - 15:00

When you apply for a mortgage or an auto loan, the amount of money in your account isn’t the only number lenders look at to make their decision. They instantly judge your credit worthiness based on your three-digit credit score, and a low one could label you as a risky borrower and stand between you and a low interest rate on that loan. So what exactly determines that number? Your FICO score—the most commonly used one—is based on info in your credit report like your payment history, amounts owed, length of credit history, new credit and the types of credit used.


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Carlos Slim Helu is Officially the Richest Man in the World
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2010 - 13:43

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu has edged out both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to claim the title of richest man in the world. Gates held the title of Forbes's Richest Person in the World for 14 of the last 15 years, while Buffet is holding steady in the third place position. Ironically enough, though we've witnessed one of the worst global recessions in history this past year, most of the world's wealthiest people saw their riches sore during the last 12 months.


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Find Out What's Cooking
By Chris Hermosilla | 02/12/2010 - 10:17

If the only thing you typically make for dinner is reservations, then it's time to stop and think about how much money you could be saving by eating more at home. Prepping tasty meals and drinks at home can be easy, and whether you're a cooking genius or you somehow manage to burn a pot of water, useful appliances, gadgets and tools are always welcome. Here are a few of our favorite helpers in the kitchen:


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