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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

3 Best New Apps for Saving Money on Groceries, Travel and More

Use these three new apps that cater to both your bank account and your busy schedule.

Self Employed Retirement Plans: How to Choose Between a SEP IRA or Solo 401(k)

If you’re self employed, choosing a retirement plan is likely the last thing on your mind, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Retirement Planning for the Rich: Why High Earners Need to Save More

Retirement planning is a challenge regardless of your pre-retirement income.

2015 401k Limits and Other Numbers That Will Impact Your Wallet

A new year is upon us, and 2015 has plenty in store for your wallet.

Charitable Contributions Made Easy: How to Find the Best Charities for Your Donation

A staggering 95% of American households donate to charity organizations.

How to Be More Productive and Improve Concentration at Work

Recent research found that people who engage in 'workplace Internet leisure browsing' are 9% more productive than those who don’t.

How to Stop Impulse Shopping and Stick to Your Budget This Holiday Season

Impulse shopping is big business for retailers during the holiday season.

White Elephant Gifts: Funny and Creative Ideas for Your Holiday Gift Exchange

White elephant gift exchanges are more about entertaining than giving and receiving.

Discounted Gift Cards: How to Score Cheap Gift Cards This Holiday Season

For the eighth year in a row, gift cards are the most popular holiday gift.

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday 2014: Shop the Best Deals

Black Friday signals the start of the holiday shopping season, but this year the sales will extend from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday.

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