FINANCIAL BUZZ | The Dollar – Part VI

  The Dollar – Part VI By Barrio Bee   In 2001, Venezuela tried to switch to Euro for all oil sales. Within a year, there was a coup attempt. Despite the fact that the leadership was democratically elected. The U.S. was sympathetic to those who plotted against that leadership And was embarrassed by the […]

FINANCIAL BUZZ | The Dollar – Part V

        The Dollar – Part V By Barrio Bee   In November 2000, Saddam demanded Euros for Iraq’s oil. This arrogance was a direct threat to the dollar; Even though Iraq’s military might was not considered a threat. Still…  a major initiative of the new administration in 2001, Was to get rid […]

FINANCIAL BUZZ | The Dollar – Part II

    The Dollar – Part II By Barrio Bee     During the late 19th century thru the early 20th century, The U.S. grew in economic and military power; Investments in foreign countries grew; European control was not tolerated. President Taft designed a policy– To protect U.S. commercial interests from the Europeans; It was claimed an […]

FINANCIAL BUZZ | BARRIO BABY BUCKS!

Barrio Baby Bucks! By Barrio Bee So you are having a baby!  Oh what great feelings and experiences await you…   Except for one!  The costs associated with the barrio that you choose to raise that baby.  The first year alone can cost $36,700 if you choose to live in the barrio of New York City according to a ranking […]

FINANCIAL BUZZ | FINANCIAL FIREWORKS

                FINANCIAL BUZZ | FINANCIAL FIREWORKS By: BarrioBee We just celebrated our nation’s independence. Have you thought about celebrating your financial independence?  Fortunately, when it comes to your own financial independence, it’s up to you to achieve it. I can remember watching my mother struggle to make ends […]

WHO GOT THE POWER | Barrio Bee

WHO GOT THE POWER By Barrio Bee In 2013, the approximate $1.4 trillion Hispanic buying power in the U.S. is larger than the entire economies of all but 13 countries in the world.  Let me repeat this in another way for emphasis…  Collectively, Hispanics in the U.S. represent the 14th greatest economic power in the world.  Did it sink […]