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While the gender pay gap persists for all women relative to their white male counterparts, it has long been widest for Latinas, who are paid 46% less than white men and 26% less than white women. One explanation offered for this gap has been that Latinas are more likely to hold low-wage jobs—but research indicates that those pay disparities remain in place among women who are more educated or work in more lucrative industries. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY

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The fastest growing Hispanic food company in the country, based in Central Texas, is helping empower and support Latino communities across the U.S. This year, Siete Family Foods is awarding a total of $300,000 to Latino-owned food and beverage establishments across the country, marking its biggest distribution to date. READ MORE AT MYSANANTONIO

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The wealth gap between white families and their Black and Latino counterparts has widened by more than $1 million, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on economic and social policy research. White families have a median wealth of $284,310, more than four times that of Latinos ($62,120). Additionally, the analysis found that the wealth gap widens with age — on average, white families accumulate more wealth over their lives than Latino families in the same age group. READ MORE AT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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How Latino wealth varies by state

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A new report examining Latino wealth in six U.S. states shows that New York — where Puerto Ricans and Dominicans make up the largest Latino ethnic groups — has the highest wealth disparities between Latino and white households. 

The Brookings Metro report shows that white households in New York hold 40 times the wealth of Latino households. That’s a stark contrast to Illinois — home to the smallest Latino-white wealth gap — where white households hold 1.9 times the wealth of Latino households. READ MORE AT LOS ANGELES

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History of Hispanic American-owned banks

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The first Hispanic American-owned banks in the mainland U.S. were established in the 1960s, one of the first being Centinel Bank of Taos. Hispanic American financial institutions were created to provide services to low-income and minority communities, particularly Hispanic American communities. Historically, Hispanic Americans have been affected by discriminatory lending practices like redlining and experienced limited economic opportunities to build wealth. READ MORE AT BUSINESS INSIDER

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Latino-owned businesses are a dynamic and growing portion of the U.S.; with more than 5 million firms driving $800 billion in revenue, they represent a huge opportunity for the U.S. In fact, the number of Latino-owned businesses is growing 10x faster than white-owned businesses. READ MORE AT LATINO BUSINESS ACTION NETWORK

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Half of Hispanic adults (50%) reported being very worried about having enough money for retirement, six percentage points higher than the response from the general population, according to LIMRA’s 2023 Insurance Barometer Study, but the owner of a Hispanic-run financial wellness platform says focused engagement with the Latino audience can help.

Approaching 70 million people, or nearly 20% of the U.S. population, Latinos present a significant opportunity for every sector, according to Finhabits’ 2023 “Power in Numbers” report. Yet efforts to capitalize on the wealth potential of this segment, which by the firm’s estimates will grow to $113 trillion by 2050, have so far fallen short. READ MORE AT PLAN ADVISER

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For Hispanic-Latinos, the drive to become financially successful isn’t just about accumulating wealth — rather, it’s driven by a strong feeling of responsibility to support our families and the Hispanic-Latino community. In A Merrill survey. 

Affluent Hispanic-Latinos in the Merrill survey were also four times more likely than the affluent general population to say that planning to assist aging parents financially is their most important financial goal. READ MORE AT ML.COM

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Hispanic wealth could reach $113T

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Hispanic Americans currently make up nearly one-fifth of the American population, according to 2022 Census data, and they are the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the country. They have also become a powerful force in the economy, having contributed an estimated $3.2 trillion of economic output in 2021, according to a report last month by the Latino Donor Collaborative — which would give them the fifth-largest GDP in the world if they were grouped as an individual nation. READ MORE AT FINANCIAL PLANNING

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Hispanic small business owners statistics

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In October 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury reported that roughly 5 million Latinx-owned businesses operated nationwide. These companies generate over $800 billion in annual revenue with an economic output of $2.8 trillion. 

That report also revealed that this share is growing. In 2021, almost 25 percent of the entrepreneurs behind new business applications were Latinx. And between 2019 and 2023, the share of self-employed Latinx workers across the country grew by 26 percent. READ MORE AT BANKRATE

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Planning your Latino parents' retirement

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few years back, my siblings and I began what would turn out to be a long, somewhat arduous conversation: What’s going to happen with Mom? Our mom was getting older, and we needed to start thinking about what her golden years would look like, considering the possibilities that could come with caring for an elderly parent. The entire exercise, thus far, has led to arguments and a sense of straying further from the light. READ MORE AT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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53 Hispanic American-owned banks and credit unions

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Hispanic American financial institutions were created to provide services to low-income and minority communities, particularly Hispanic American communities. Historically, Hispanic Americans have been affected by discriminatory lending practices like redlining and experienced limited economic opportunities to build wealth.

Hispanic American banks were founded in areas where minority communities lived. These financial institutions were able to connect with their local communities and fill the banking gap by addressing areas like language and culture. READ MORE AT PERSONAL FINANCE

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Latina investors more confident about their money

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The Hispanic population in the United States has been one of the fastest-growing demographics over the past two decades. Still, there are a number of financial disparities between Hispanic and Latino Americans and their white peers, especially Latina women. Hispanic women earn a median annual salary of $39,511, compared with a median of $55,330 among white women and $61,740 for white men, according to Labor Department data.

Hispanic households of any race have a median net worth of around $31,700, compared with $187,300 among white, non-Hispanic households, the most recent Census Bureau data reveals. READ MORE AT CNBC

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Saving for Retirement? Not for most Hispanics

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Only 34% of Hispanics believe they are saving enough or have saved enough for retirement, six points lower than the national average, according to a report by an insurance industry research company.

According to LIMRA, 50% of Hispanics say they worry about having enough money for retirement and The Latin Times, in conversations with several Hispanic workers and financial advisors, found out that there is a growing concern among members of this community regarding resources for a life after giving up work. READ MORE AT THE LATIN TIMES

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Retirement planning can look vastly different between older and younger generations of U.S. Latinos, as well as those who are immigrants versus descendants, or who came to the United States with family or solo. Older relatives may send money back to the country they emigrated from to help family members who remained, or in hopes of building a home where they will live out the rest of their lives. Younger generations, meanwhile, might use the stock market to grow their wealth and stay in the U.S., experts said. READ MORE AT MORNINGSTAR

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Latino economy growing faster than the rest of nation

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The economic impact of Latinos in the United States has been growing at more than double the rate of the overall U.S. economy, according to the latest Latino GDP report, released Wednesday by a team of researchers from California Lutheran University and UCLA.

It’s the first time in the report’s history the figure has climbed above $3 trillion. If Latinos in the U.S. were a nation, its economy would be the fifth largest in the world, bigger than that of the United Kingdom, India or France. READ MORE AT VC STAR

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