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Equity crowdfunding takes donating to whole new level for Latinos

Equity crowdfunding takes donating to whole new level for Latinos

LatinaLista — When crowdfunding first arrived in cyberspace about eight years ago, most people saw it as another incarnation of the popular “Pay It Forward” movement. Ordinary people pledging their own money to help out an entrepreneur, assist in developing the next smart-tech invention or support a good cause and actually get something in return,

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Without intervention, Latino Millennials on same path as parents towards financial insecurity

LatinaLista — When it comes to money, Latinos see spending, saving and investing through a different lens. While the Suze Ormans and Dave Ramseys of the financial world bluntly advise people to think of themselves first when it comes to their money, most Latinos do the exact opposite. In fact, a recent Wells Fargo survey


Video: Dark money already casting a pall over mid-term elections

LatinaLista — In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which said “that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions.” Since that ruling, more money to influence politicians and political election outcomes as been spent


New report highlights abusive practices of some banks in how they charge overdraft fees

LatinaLista — Latinos have a love-hate history with banks. A prior story on Latina Lista revealed that nearly half of all Latino households operate outside the traditional banking system, and roughly 15 percent have never even possessed a bank account. After a report released today, it’s a wonder there aren’t more Latinos, and non-Latinos, who


No more excuses for bank-leery Latinos

By Odysseas Papadimitriou LatinaLista More than 28% of all U.S. households are either unbanked or underbanked, according to a study from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Hispanics are among the consumer cohorts that are most likely to operate outside the traditional banking system. Nearly half of all Hispanic households fit into these categories,

Study finds states with largest number of full-time Latina workers suffer from punishing wage gaps

LatinaLista — Though women have gone into space, enlist in the military, sit on the Supreme Court, head up Fortune 500 companies and have even run for president of the United States, women still get paid less than men for doing the same jobs. Nationally, women, overall, are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid