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

Quick Tips From Our Experts to Survive Financial Literacy Month

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

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

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.

New York's First Cat Cafe Diversifies Dessert Offerings: Meow Parlour Pursues Success

New York's First Cat Cafe Diversifies Dessert Offerings: Meow Parlour Pursues Success

Crazy cat lady or brilliant business woman? Christina Ha established herself as a trendsetter when she opened Macaron Parlour. Now she's at it again with her new venture, Meow Parlour.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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)

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 for the Rich: Why High Earners Need to Save More

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