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Friday, April 18th, 2014

Border Security is a Global Industry Worth $544 Billion

*This puts the political insistence on border security in perspective. The border security industry is growing at a 5 percent rate, the U.S. Border Patrol is helping other countries set up their own border security agencies – places like Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Iraq and Afghanistan are learning U.S. border techniques. On the northern U.S.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Consumer Protection Bureau To Help Latinos With Remittances

By Zixta Martinez Remittances from the United States to other parts of the world are estimated in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Not surprisingly, a large share is sent to Latin America and many...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Online Buying For Latinos: A $25 Billion Market

Descuento Libre is a discount website that has been working to break into the Latino market since its launch in 2011. At a panel Monday at South By Southwest in Austin, Group Buying for the Latino Demographic,...

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I’m Successful But My Partner Has Zero Ambition

Dear Martha: I’m a successful professional but my partner is always in and out of different jobs. His lack of ambition is extremely frustrating to me. What should I do? –Reluctant Breadwinner Dear Reluctant Breadwinner: You really...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Wanted: Latino Venture Capitalists

Does anyone have $100 million they can spare? There’s a club I want to join and I’m a little short on cash to get the door opened. This is purely altruistic, so know that your help is helping a...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Study: Latinos Rank Lowest In Saving For Retirement

According to a recent study, U.S. Latinos are the least likely group to save money in retirement savings accounts like 401(k)s and only 10% have individual retirement accounts. As discussed in a segment on National Public Radio,...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

What’s A Credit Union And Why Should I Switch From My Bank?

By Patrick Keefe, Vice President of Communications for the Credit Union National Association  Should I transfer my personal financial business from a bank to a credit union? Many consumers are asking themselves that, right now, particularly as they...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

With The Violence In Mexico, How Can I Help My Family?

Dear Martha: I am worried about the situation Mexico is going through. I was given the opportunity to live here in the U.S. but all of my family lives back in Mexico. Evert time I call them,...

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

How Not To Treat Your Latina Maid

By Marlen Castañeda Iʼm looking through Craigslist, as I usually do each day after checking e-mails and such. Iʼm browsing and decide to look at the gigs, under domestic. House cleaning seems to be something a lot of people...

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Latinos Targeted In Calling Card Fraud

Ever buy a calling card to phone a loved one south of the border and later felt that the 60 minutes advertised and paid for felt more like 15?  Well, turns out it’s not just the sparkling...

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Book Review: “Latino Professionals And Racism”

Many Americans feel the playing field in the U.S. was leveled after the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 officially desegregated the country. These people are usually in cahoots with the people that believe racism does not exist...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Latino Academics Can Be Enterprising Independent Consultants

Latino academics can apply their expertise directly in the community as highly paid independent research consultants while local businesses, non-profit organizations and initiatives for traditionally underserved populations benefit from their services. I myself spent the spring of...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I Believe In Love, Just Not Weddings

I’ve always wondered if little girls really fantasize about their wedding day. I’ve never known a woman who actually did this. When I was a little girl, I mostly fantasized about the Muppet Babies and the pizza...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Latino Biz Owners Motivated By Family & Lack Financial Savvy

The findings from a new study released on Tuesday revealed that Hispanic business owners site family as a driving force behind their businesses, but only 1 in 4 have a succession plan in order, a contradiction indicative...

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