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Lauren Lyons Cole

Lauren Lyons Cole is a personal finance contributor for TheStreet and a Certified Financial Planner. She is a frequent guest on television and radio networks, and has appeared on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CBS This MorningFox NewsFox BusinessMarketplace Money, and MTV, among others. Her financial advice has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalCNN MoneyU.S. News & World Report, the Huffington Post, and more.

Lyons Cole’s experience as a financial planner has given her unique insight into the struggles many Americans face, as well as the solutions that work. In addition to working with individual clients, she often speaks at conferences, corporate events and universities, and has served as a consultant to many fintech startups. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Tax Deductions and Credits Homeowners Should Not Miss

Tax deductions for homeowners range from mortgage interest to discount points to property taxes.

How Do I Prioritize Paying Off Debt and Saving for the Future?

Especially for debt-saddled Millennials emerging from college into the workforce, it can be difficult to decide how to save for retirement while paying back loans.

Does Cancelling a Credit Card Hurt Your Credit Score? It Might.

If you’ve recently paid off a credit card you might be looking forward to officially closing your account. But cancelling a credit card can hurt your credit score.

Financial Literacy's Dark Side: It's Not Always Safe on Main Street

Financial literacy is meant to empower consumers to be smart with their money, save effectively and grow their wealth.

Quick Tips From Our Experts to Survive Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that we can pocket an extra $200 a month by focusing on purchasing necessities instead of indulging our inner-consumer?

Should You Lease or Buy a Car? How to Make the Best Financial Decision

Deciding whether to lease or buy a car isn't straightforward. Although buying a car is usually better, in some cases leasing does make sense.

Make Money and a Difference: Career Advice for Millennials in the Workforce

If you aren't a Millennial yourself, chances are you work with one. The American workforce currently includes 55 million employees under the age of 35.

Crazy Cat Lady or Brilliant Business Woman? Inside New York's First Cat Cafe

Christina Ha established herself as a trendsetter when she opened Macaron Parlour in New York in 2010. Now she's at it again with her new venture, Meow Parlour.

Which Stock Trading App Do Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto Prefer?

Robinhood, a new iPhone app for trading stocks, is one-upping discount brokerages by allowing investors to trade stocks and ETFs for free.

Spare Change Weighing You Down? Here’s How to Turn Your Coins Into Cash for Free

Paying with cash can help keep your budget in check, but then you have to figure out what to do with all the spare change.

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