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'Tis the Season to Save Money
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 13:06

Most people try to manage their holiday finances, but when it comes down to purchasing gifts, many times we throw caution to the wind and spend a whole lot more than we planned (or can really afford). Do you even know how much money you blew last year between Thanksgiving, splurging on new holiday outfits and Christmas presents? Bet you have no idea! This year, with the unstable job market and crashing stock exchange, being frugal is more important than ever. Here are some tricks to avoiding digging yourself into a crater-sized hole this holiday season:


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UPDATE: The Financial Crisis & What It Means For You
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2008 - 15:24

UPDATE: A revised version of the Bailout bill was passed by the Senate on Wednesday evening and by the House Friday afternoon. President Bush signed the bill into law almost as soon as it was passed.


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Double Dare: Stuntwoman Crystal Santos Shares the Tricks of the Trade
By Mariela Rosario | 09/23/2008 - 13:48

Name: Crystal Santos
Age: 32
Roots: Mexican
Profession: Stunt Woman
Salary Range: Average: 37,000; Top: 100,000+

How has being Latina affected your career?

I’ve done stunts for Rosario Dawson and Roselyn Sanchez. And being Mexican makes me a commodity, so I’ve been able to act in a couple of films, too, while the typical stunt person only doubles.

Any traits all stunt women share?


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Inspiring Latina: Marisol Becerra Fights Against the Industrial Polluters
By Mariela Rosario | 09/19/2008 - 15:38

How did you first become interested in environmental issues?


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Latina.com Exclusive: Q&A with Patti Solis-Doyle
By Mariela Rosario | 09/19/2008 - 10:58

How does it feel to have started out with Hilary Clinton's campaign and now be working for Obama's during what turned out to be a very contentious primary season?


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Surviving a Bad Economy
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2008 - 13:38

It’s no secret that the economy is taking a downturn. As financial institutions tailspin, homes foreclose, businesses downsize, and gas and grocery prices skyrocket, many of us are starting feel the pinch and some of us may be starting to feel a bit of financial panic. Now more than ever, is a great time to start learn about financial planning. With some expert help, Latina.com put together a survival guide to get you started.


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Create Your Own Career Roadmap
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2008 - 12:57

“As long as you keep your focus on your destination, you won’t get off track,” says Laura Lopez, career coach and author of The Connected and Committed Leader ($19, laura-lopez.com). Here, are Lopez shares some tips for creating your own map. So take notes and get ready to blaze your own path!


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MUN2 Hooks Up Young Latinos With Their Dream Jobs
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2008 - 12:53

Mun2 recently launched a new half-hour reality show aimed at giving Latino youth an opportunity to explore their dream jobs by matching them up with experts in the field.  We caught up with one of the participants, 21 year old Jessica, and her mentor for the day, mun2 VJ Yarel to find out more about the show and what they learned from the experience. Check it out below:

Jessica, why did you want to be part of The mun2 Hookup?


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Cool Jobs: Q & A With Jennifer Ramos, Owner Of MadeByGirl Greeting Card & Poster Co.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/29/2008 - 15:37

Jennifer Ramos, 34, Owner and designer of MadeByGirl, a greeting card and poster company (madebygirl.com)

What prep did you need before starting a business like this?


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