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.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/07/2011 - 10:30
We know Gisele Bündchen is raking in the dough! The 31-year-old Brazilian supermodel is the face of a slew of campaigns, including Victoria’s Secret (of course!), Esprit, and the lingerie brand Hope, and it all adds up—so it was no surprise to us when we learned that Bündchen made the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-earning women.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.
By Latina Staff | 09/11/2011 - 15:29
Salma Hayek’s husband François-Henri Pinault may have to pay a hefty chunk of change in child support every month.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/16/2011 - 09:30
Salma Hayek opened up about her beauty and privilege in the September issue of Allure. The 44-year-old Mexican actress—who recently launched Salma Hayek Nuance Line (a collection of skincare, hair, body and cosmetics products) at CVS/pharmacy—said she never understood the point of having money if you don’t take advantage of the unique o
By Mariela Rosario | 08/02/2011 - 10:30
Jennifer Lopez will return to American Idol for at least one more season and it won't be cheap for the hit Fox singing competition. The Wrap is reporting that La Lopez has signed on for season two for a cool $20+ million!
By Mariela Rosario | 07/19/2011 - 16:15
The Chilean miners, known as "La Treinta y Tre" or "The 33" in their home country, have filed a lawsuit against the government, seeking more than half a million dollars per person in damages.