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Arturo Conde

Personal Finance Expert

Arturo Conde is an editor at SmartAsset and a bilingual freelance journalist. He writes for NBC News and WhoWhatWhy. His articles have been published in Fusion, Univision, City Limits and the NACLA Report on the Americas.

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by Arturo Conde Sep 23, 2021

Hispanics and Latinos make up almost 19% of the U.S. population (or 62.1 million out of more than 332 million), according to the 2020 Census. And according to data from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, they are becoming an increasingly important economic force, with almost 9 million homeowners nationwide, after growing by more than 700,000 homeowner households in 2020. Furthermore, the Urban Institute says that the net growth of homeowners between 2020 and 2040 will be driven by people of color, and Hispanics are poised to take the lead with an expected growth of 4.8 million. Read more

by Arturo Conde Aug 19, 2021

A financial advisor will tell you that there are many smart ways to make your money grow. But you need to find the right type of financial investment that best fits your goals. Let’s break down how financial investments are defined and review common types of investments and the risk factors for each, along with exploring how investors buy or sell them to maximize your income or profits. Read more

by Arturo Conde Aug 25, 2021

The House passed the budget plan on August 24, which will open the legislative process for future votes on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion Budget Committee agreement. Legislation needs to get approved in both chambers of Congress before President Joe Biden can sign it into law. Let’s break down what’s inside the bill and what it could mean for you. Read more

by Arturo Conde Jul 13, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education has canceled almost $3 billion in student loans since President Joe Biden entered office in January 2021. The department forgave another $55.6 million in July for 1… Read more

by Arturo Conde Aug 05, 2021

You can buy it online. You can get it at the ATM. And you can even snap it up in person. Cryptocurrency has dominated investing headlines in the first half of 2021. But with Bitcoin falling from over… Read more

by Arturo Conde Jul 23, 2021

President Joe Biden’s 2022 budget proposal raises the top income tax rate up to 39.6%. Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income over $1 million will also have to pay this rate on long-term capital… Read more

by Arturo Conde Jun 02, 2021

President Joe Biden’s capital gains tax plan could compel high-income investors to move money into tax-efficient investments. These include exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and other structured… Read more

by Arturo Conde Sep 01, 2021

President Joe Biden proposed doubling capital gains taxes for investors making over $1 million to fund his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. This could compel some high-income investors to sell… Read more

by Arturo Conde May 17, 2021

President Joe Biden officially unveiled the American Families Plan before a joint-session of Congress on April 28. This is the second part of his Build Back Better initiative, which aims to boost the… Read more

by Arturo Conde Oct 26, 2021

Democrats will reportedly propose a billionaire’s income tax this week to finance part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. The legislation would mandate ultra-high-net-worth individuals to… Read more

by Arturo Conde Mar 05, 2021

Tax season began on Feb. 12, and millions of Americans are eagerly expecting a tax refund. They might be in for a tidy sum: the IRS says that the average tax refund in 2020 was more than $2,500. With… Read more

by Arturo Conde Apr 26, 2021

The IRS has already sent out more than 156 million third stimulus checks, worth approximately $372 billion. President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan pays individual taxpayers earning less than $80… Read more

by Arturo Conde Feb 04, 2021

Eight million Americans could still qualify for first and second rounds of stimulus checks and may have not yet received their money. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on January 22 that… Read more

by Arturo Conde Mar 17, 2021

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law on March 11. The plan includes a third stimulus check that pays up to $1,400 for individuals and $2,800 for couples. Single taxpayers… Read more