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Lauren Lyons Cole
Personal Finance Editor, International Business Times. Money is a tool; build something great.
Personal Finance Editor, International Business Times. Money is a tool; build something great.
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Still haven't filed your tax return? Don't let the extended 4/18 deadline trap you indoors all weekend. Here's what you need to know to finish your return fast: 

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CALCULATOR: Figure out how your paycheck could change depending on which presidential candidate is elected:

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Thinking of stretching your housing budget? Five questions to ask yourself before you buy:

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Freelancers, please don't take tax advice from other freelancers. They might be giving you the wrong info.

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Interest free balance transfer credit cards are a popular strategy for paying off debt, but it's not a foolproof method. Here's how to master (and when to avoid) the credit card shuffle:

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How to save money and invest more: 10 best books (my picks via +TheStreet)

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If you think you could use a money makeover, you aren't alone. As a financial advisor, I work with the brightest and most interesting people in New York City. But being smart and successful doesn't mean you know how to manage your money. In this episode of the Financial Fix I help a young Brooklynite figure out how to simplify his finances.

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Last minute (and unconventional) ideas for Valentine's Day. Don't waste your cash on a bunch of chocolate. Try something more creative instead...like getting your adrenaline pumping.

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I love a good rewards credit card. But if you're gonna use one, make sure to do it the right way. Check out my tips on how to choose a rewards card on the Today Show:
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