By Grace Bastidas | 04/18/2011 - 15:00
According to the IRS, the average tax refund for 2011 is $2,985. How will you spend it? You can buy a ticket to Vegas and blow it on the tables, buy a pair of Louboutins, or you can take a more mindful approach. Here are some great investment tips from Louis Barajas, personal finance expert and author of My Street Money.
Invest in a Roth IRA
By Grace Bastidas | 04/13/2011 - 15:30
Procrastinators beware: Tax Day is right around the corner—April 18 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 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:
By Mariela Rosario | 10/18/2010 - 11:48
The Chilean miners have faced intense media scrutiny since their rescue last week, and for some of them, the relentless press attention is more frightening than the 69 days they suffered underground.
Intimate details of the miner's ordeal have yet to emerge, with the men saying they signed a pact of secrecy about their entrapment and subsequent rescue. While leaving a special Mass held for the men outside of the San Jose mine on Sunday, rescued miner Omar Reygadas, 56 told reporters, "I've had nightmares these days. But the worst nightmare is all of you."
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2009 - 09:32
It sounds like a scene straight out of a movie, but reality is sometimes even stranger than fiction. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal exposed the over-the-top luxuries enjoyed by some of Mexico's biggest drug kingpins. From leopard-skin Rolex watches to endangered species, it seems that for Mexico's head honchos, nothing is too rare, expensive or ostentatious to collect.
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:
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.
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/09/2008 - 13:01
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2008 - 14:15
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