Articles by Lauren Lyons Cole

The High Cost Of Cheap Fashion

Like drugs, inexpensive clothes get consumers hooked. But the woman behind the #30Wears campaign says higher-quality apparel may be better for your budget.
Salary Negotiation

How To Negotiate Your Next Raise

Research shows you’ll likely get a raise if you ask for one, but more than half of employees still don’t ask. Here’s how to make it happen.

Protect Yourself As Recession Fear Builds

Some experts say the U.S. is heading for another economic downturn, but that doesn't mean it's time to panic. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself.

A Guide To Handling Powerball Victory

As the jackpot tops $1.5 billion, experts warn that newly minted lottery winners are subject to public scrutiny, sleep deprivation and relationship troubles.
Young Investors

The Making Of A Young Investor

Millennials appear more wary of the market than older Americans. Here’s what needs to change to turn them into investors.
Oscar Health Insurance

Welcome To Health Insurance 2.0

Oscar, expanding to California and Texas, could be a model for the future of health coverage. Like Uber, it uses technology to enhance its services.
Tax Credits and Deductions

How To Get A Bigger Tax Refund

Between holiday parties and travel plans, bulk up your 2015 refund by taking advantage of these year-end tax strategies.