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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

Affordable Summer Vacations Can Be Found at National Parks

The stress of planning a family vacation this year is being felt by 89% of Americans, according to a recent study from Mastercard.

Summer House Shares Provide Big Savings but at What Cost?

If you're hoping for a drama-free house share this summer, personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole has some tips.

Summer Camps For Adults Provide Relaxation and Digital Detox

Vacations are great, but they don't always leave us feeling as refreshed as we had hoped. Fortunately, there's an easy solution to this: summer camps for grown-ups.

How to Avoid the Nightmare of Unexpected Medical Costs

Medical bills are increasingly causing severe financial stress and they are surpassing both credit card debt and unpaid mortgages as the leading cause of bankruptcy filings.

Why Saving for Retirement Is More Important Than Ever

Today's retirement accounts are not the same as they used to be -- not even close -- but TheStreet's Lauren Lyons Cole shows you how to get by.

Is a Financial Adviser Worth the Cost?

If you're trying to determine whether your adviser is worth the cost, personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole proposes that you ask three questions.

Tax Time: DIY or Call an Accountant?

According to the National Society of Accountants, taxpayers with straightforward returns will pay an average of $152 this year, while those who itemize their deductions will pay $261.

The Best Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Ski Vacations

Hitting the slopes can be a pricey proposition, but Lauren Lyons Cole tells you how to get good value winter fun without bruising your side and soaking your socks.

How to Do Valentine's Day Without Breaking the Bank

Forget chocolate and roses, go for a meaningful and adrenaline pumping February 14th.

Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report... For Real

No more teasing and false promises: Lauren Lyons Cole tells you how to get a legitimate, free reading of your credit's vital signs.

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