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A new work year: High-demand jobs for 2019

Analysis by Tere Siqueira For many Americans, a new year means pursuing a new job or career. According to U.S. News and World Report, some of the best jobs for 2019 and beyond include the following: *Software developer: Steadily in demand since last year, software developers work on aesthetics and analytics to create and troubleshoot applications and software. Software developers …

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Latino immigrant business owners should think bigger

Commentary by Eulogio JP It should come as no surprise to anyone that Latino immigrant entrepreneurs make important contributions to the U.S. economy. In fact, this demographic generates $36.5 billion annually in business income. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there are 1.2 million immigrant business owners in the United States. Furthermore, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber …

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Dave says 01.04.19

Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 1 of your plan, and I work at a community college that takes a mandatory 20 percent from our pay for retirement. I know you say retirement contributions should be put on hold until all debt except for your home is paid off, so do you have any thoughts on this kind of system? …

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Be prepared before you make finance-related resolutions

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Some of the most common new year’s resolutions are finance-related. If you are considering making some finance-related resolutions, do some preparation work first. Some items you should put on your preparation checklist include the following: *Evaluate (or re-evaluate) your budget: If you have not checked your budget in a while, now is the time to do …

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Rudy’s celebrating silver anniversary

By Angie Baldelomar Rudy Garcia always knew the restaurant business would be the path he would take. Garcia’s hunch might have been based partly on family ties. In the early 1940s, his mother had the first licensed Mexican restaurant in Kansas. “She was always cooking good food and people loved her food, so I always had the dream of wanting …

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Dave says 12.21.18

Dear Dave, I’ll be graduating from college with no debt in a couple of weeks, and I have a good job waiting for me in January. During the last few years, I’ve managed to save almost $25,000 from my part-time jobs while in school. My car is pretty beaten up and old, so I’ve been shopping at a couple of …

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Dave says 12.13.18

Dear Dave, I borrowed some money from my parents in January, and it took a few months longer to pay them back than originally planned. Since then, I’ve noticed our relationship seems to be strained. They will sometimes make remarks about money when I’m around, and it’s obvious the things they say are aimed at me. I don’t want things …

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Reyes shares insights about leadership

Interview by Tere Siqueira Leadership involves more than giving orders. To examine the leadership process, Dos Mundos recently interviewed Victor Reyes, who serves as regional manager with Bancomer, the largest Bank in Mexico, and has about 200 people under his charge. The following is a transcript of that interview: Dos Mundos: What are the characteristics of a good leader? Victor …

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BioLife Plasma Services to hold grand opening for new center

BioLife Plasma Services is opening a plasma collection services center on Saturday (Nov. 10) in northwestern Kansas City, Missouri. A subsidiary of Shire, BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in operating high-quality plasma donation centers nationwide. The plasma collected at BioLife is processed into various life-saving therapeutics, including treatment for patients with hemophilia and immune disorders, and for use …

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Dave says: Finance column

Dear Dave, I can’t decide what to do about my car. I owe $8,000 on it, and I have the cash to pay it off with plenty left over. One of my co-workers said I shouldn’t pay it off, because I have a very low interest rate on the loan. What do you think? Derricka Dear Derricka, What do I …

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