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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 Nov 21, 2021

House Democrats passed the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better Act on November 19. Now it will move to the Senate for another vote. This infrastructure and social spending legislation includes thousands of dollars in tax credits and federal assistance for millions of Americans. Let’s break down how much you could get and save from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Read more

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 May 29, 2023

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

by Arturo Conde May 06, 2023

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law on November 15. This is the first part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, which combined with the $1.85… Read more

by Arturo Conde Mar 18, 2023

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 Oct 07, 2022

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 for a while. But with Bitcoin falling quite a bit over the… Read more

by Arturo Conde Jan 12, 2023

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 02, 2022

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 Mar 17, 2023

The House passed the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better Act with a narrow vote of 220 to 213 on November 19, after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delayed its passage with an 8 1/2 hour marathon… Read more

by Arturo Conde Feb 21, 2023

Tax season began on January 23, 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 February 2023 is $1,997,… 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