Louis Barajas is the author of 5 books: Small Business Big Life for Women – 7 Secrets for Designing A Business to Help You Live Your Best Life; My Street Money – A Street-Level View of Managing Your Money From the Heart to the Bank; The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness – 10 Steps to Creating Wealth and Happiness for You and Your Family; Small Business – Big Life; and Overworked Overwhelmed and Underpaid.

Louis is the first Latino in the United States to receive the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. He was named as one of the Top 100 Financial Advisors by Mutual Funds Magazine. Money Magazine also named Louis as one of America’s Top Advisors. He was also chosen by People en Español as a person making a difference in the lives of Americans.

Louis has been featured in regional and national publications such as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, People en Español, Hispanic Business, and Senior Market Advisor. He has provided his financial and business insights to national news programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, CNN’s Your Money, CNBC, The Willis Report on Fox Business News, Aqui Y Ahora on Univision, ABC News, and National Public Radio’s Tell Me More.

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Features by Louis Barajas - Small business and personal finance expert

Financial Feud: Store credit vs. Credit score

Have you ever accepted a credit offer at the register? Or do you think store cards hurt more than they help? See what are experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: Credit card, credit card debt, credit report, credit score

Financial Feud: Roommates share food vs. Eat alone

Marketplace Money listener Qian is in a fight with his roommates. He wants to save money by sharing food and splitting costs. They want to buy their own groceries. Who's right? Hear from our experts.
Posted In: food costs

Financial Feud: Gifts vs. Retirement savings

Have you ever received a gift from someone but wished the person had just saved their money instead? Our experts help Cristeta resolve the financial feud she's been having with her mother. See what they say and weigh in.
Posted In: spending habits, gifts
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