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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Financial Representative Karin Larrave
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/11/2013 - 11:39

Karin Larrave works as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, specializing in estate planning, business risk management, retirement, life insurance and disability income planning. She is also the owner of her own practice and is a certified bilingual financial representative. Born in Guatemala and raised in Mexico, Karin works in Dallas, Texas, where 38 percent of the population is Hispanic. Larrave works to educated her clients about protecting themselves in both English and Spanish.


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Don't Let Your Bank Ruin Your Fun - How to Pick the Right One For You
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. 


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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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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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How to Save Money Like an Immigrant
By Franziska Castillo | 01/28/2010 - 09:32

It happens everywhere: Latinos arrive in a new American town, work and save like crazy, and within a few years, voilà! They’re opening businesses and buying homes. At a time when the rest of us are choking on major credit card debts, immigrants often save a fifth or more of their income and are 30 percent more likely than nonimmigrants to open a business.


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United States Loosens Travel Restrictions to Cuba
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/12/2009 - 16:05

United States residents will now have an easier time traveling to Cuba and sending money to family thanks to three provisions attached to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill President Obama signed yesterday.


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Iran Giving Millions in Aid to Bolivia
By Mariela Rosario | 02/10/2009 - 17:53

Bolivia and Iran have seemingly litle in common but immense expanses of desert and natural gas reserves. But that hasn't stopped the controversial Islamic nation from reaching out to extend it's diplomatic relations across Latin America.


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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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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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