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 […]

Stinging Returns | By Barrio Bee

  It’s as sure a sign of the arrival of spring as the bees buzzing and the toe-thong shoes. We’ve all seen them. Dressed in frocks and styrofoam hats, frolicking at the corner of high-traffic urban business districts. Mostly, they represent the storefront tax preparers (SFTP or softops) that are aimed at a specific demographic, […]

The Money Pot | By Barrio Bee

Is it time for your financial health check-up?  For the fun of it, here is a quick and easy way to self-check your ability to meet your monthly obligations.  Unfortunately, when most financial people talk about monthly budgeting we don’t understand terms like “debt to income ratio, front end ratio, back end ratio, etc.”  As […]