Can I Take a Lookie at Your Credit Report?

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Remember when in matters of amor, being a “10″ was tops (Bo Derek anyone)? Not anymore and by a long shot if you add money to the mix. Imagine this date scenario: “Hi, I’m Viviana.  I’m an 800.  How about you?” Romantic buzz kill, no, chatting credit reports and scores?  But business and financial life […]

I’m Reading 50 Shades of Grey as Homework for NPR

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado is Reading 50 Shades of Grey for NPR

I took E.L. Jame’s Fifty Shades of Grey to the dog park and let’s say, the males started gravitating to me—and I’m not talkin’ ’bout the four-legged kind! I had to read this va va voooom novel as homework for NPR while I fill-in on Tell Me More as guest host while Michel is away. […]

Viviana Hurtado One of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Latinos on Twitter

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I was especially groggy this morning, having re-connected with a friend I haven’t seen in years who recently moved back to Washington.  We are kindred spirits, ruled–many times subverted–by our insatiable curiosity. We gabbed late into a school night. My cafecito hadn’t kicked in when I logged on to find a slew of new Twitter […]

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” or Latino Voters Explained in One Song

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Voters Explain in One Song: McFadden & Whitehead's Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Kitchen tables is where family budgets are stretched next to clipped coupons or if you’re digitally savvy like Cuponeando‘s Yoly Mason, bar-scanned into her smartphone.  Growing up we had a round table which held in its unbroken circle my dreams, while I set or cleared it.  This is where Mami and Papi sat to “figure” […]

The Urgency of Presente

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I wish I was the Ezra Klein kind of writer who is fabled to churn out witty, incisive, and relevant copy in 20 minutes.  Until this weekly politics column I write for Latina Magazine.  I wrote it one day before President Barack Obama announced he was pressing the pause button on deportations of students and/or military-bound illegal […]

Candidate Impulso: Cristina’s or the Economy’s?

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Cristina Saralegui, better known to Latinos simply as “Cristina” is Spanish-language TV’s Oprah.  Her popular talk show El show de Cristina for 21 years beginning in 1989 made her beloved among U.S. Hispanics who felt no one was speaking to them and looked to her for information on a range of issues–cheating hubs, domestic violence, staying […]

The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

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“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over the age of 16 who have been in the U.S. at least five years and […]

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

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Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take note Latino voters). Both Romney and Obama campaigns are trying to convince mujeres that the other […]