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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

Obamacare Open Enrollment 2015: Pick the Right Plan This Year

Open enrollment for Obamacare began November 15th and will run until February 15th, 2015.

Savvy Home Improvement Projects for the Budget Conscious

Whatever your focus, Lauren Lyons Cole has got tips to make sure you get the most out of your investment.

Teaching Kids About Money So They'll Actually Learn

If you're like most parents, you might not feel qualified to teach your kids about financial topics like investing or managing a budget.

Finance a New or Used Car Purchase: What You Need to Know

The average cost of buying a car continues to rise, with new car prices recently hitting a record high of over $32,000.

Insurance Myths: Common Misconceptions Debunked to Save Your Wallet

Common Misconceptions Debunked to Save Your Wallet

How Much House Can You Afford? Here Are the Rules of Thumb

Buying a home is a rite of passage in America, one that 90% of us will make at some point in our lives, according to estimates from Freddie Mac.

Buy or Rent? 4 Things to Consider Before You Take the Plunge

If you're a renter, you've probably heard you're throwing away money each month.

Overdraft Fees Are Screwing You Out of Money: Here's How To Avoid Them

Until policies or regulations change, the only one who can protect you from the dreaded overdraft fee is you.

How to Save Money at Bars: Don't Run Your Bank Account Dry

The problem with trying to save money at bars is the more you drink, the less you care about how much you’re spending.

Should You Buy A Vacation Property in the Age of the Sharing Economy?

The idea of owning a second home and renting it out for profit might seem appealing, even if you aren't part of the one percent.

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