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

How to Negotiate Like a Shark: Top Negotiation Tactics from the Cast of ABC's 'Shark Tank'

How to Negotiate Like a Shark: Top Negotiation Tactics from the Cast of ABC's 'Shark Tank'

ABC's 'Shark Tank' has turned negotiation into entertainment television. Developing a personal style is key to successful negotiating, and we've got the top negotiation tactics preferred by each shark.

Why Americans Are So Terrible at Financial Literacy

Why Americans Are So Terrible at Financial Literacy

American students spend about 1,000 hours in school each year, and yet very few, if any, of those hours are dedicated to learning about personal finance.

The Numbers Are Grim: America’s Financial Literacy #Fail Is Bigger Than You Think

The Numbers Are Grim: America’s Financial Literacy #Fail Is Bigger Than You Think

American students spend about 1,000 hours in school each year, and yet very few, if any, of those hours are dedicated to learning about personal finance.

How Much Should You Really Save for Retirement?

How Much Should You Really Save for Retirement?

It's the million-dollar question: retirement confidence is increasing, but Americans still don't know how much they need to squirrel away.

The Million Dollar Question: How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

The Million Dollar Question: How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

Americans are reporting slightly higher confidence in their ability to retire, but how best to get there continues to confuse many.

When Considering Retirement Planning, Affluent Are Still Wary of Market Turbulence

When Considering Retirement Planning, Affluent Are Still Wary of Market Turbulence

Affluent investors feel confident overall, but more than half are concerned about losing money due to market turbulence, according to a new Wells Fargo Affluent Investor survey.

Retirement is Within Reach for the Affluent, But Anxiety Remains Amid Past Market Turbulence

Retirement is Within Reach for the Affluent, But Anxiety Remains Amid Past Market Turbulence

Affluent investors feel confident overall, but more than half are concerned about losing money due to market turbulence, according to a new Wells Fargo Affluent Investor survey.

Retirement Is Within Reach for the Affluent, But Many Still Wary of Market Turbulence

Retirement Is Within Reach for the Affluent, But Many Still Wary of Market Turbulence

After six years of positive returns on the S&P 500, affluent investors are feeling more confident with their ability to manage their money and investments.

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Launches High-Yield, Low-Volatility ETF Line

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Launches High-Yield, Low-Volatility ETF Line

O’Leary partnered with Connor O’Brien to form O’Shares, a line of five exchange traded funds, or ETFs,

Shark Tank's Mr. Wonderful Launches Low-Risk, High-Yield ETF Line

Shark Tank's Mr. Wonderful Launches Low-Risk, High-Yield ETF Line

Kevin O'Leary partnered with Connor O'Brien to form O'Shares, a line of five exchange traded funds, or ETFs, the first of which began trading today on the NYSE Arca.