About Nicole

NICOLE LAPIN is the only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She got her start in finance at age eighteen, reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business Network. She went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored the only global finance show on the network, Worldwide Exchange, while contributing financial reports to MSNBC and Today. Nicole has also served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television. She is the money saving correspondent for The Wendy Williams Show and reports on the business of Hollywood for The Insider. She is also the creator and host of the AOL Originals show, I’ll Never Forget My First, where she interviews influential women about the first time they knew they made it. Nicole has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) certification. She graduated summa cum laude and as the valedictorian of her class at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Shop Smarter, Not Harder

If I were to offer three little words of advice to all of the holiday shoppers out there, it would be: don’t. get. crazy. Trust me, it’s easy to do. I was speaking on this topic during a recent workshop and one woman shared this tale: She had recently landed a job at her dream law firm, and was eager to impress her new boss. So when she got the invitation to the annual office holiday party, she decided to buy her a gift. Not wanting to appear cheap, she dropped $250 on a beautiful Hermes scarf. But there [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Featured, Living, Style|0 Comments

How To: Be a Productivity Boss

Time is money, baby, so of course I love anything that makes me more efficient. Think of yourself as a lawyer would: your time is valuable, and you have billable hours. You only get 24, so make ‘em count! Here are four ways to boost your productivity and work smarter, not harder. Rethink multitasking. We’ve all been guilty of trying to do way too many things at one time, which normally leads to a less-than-stellar performance across the board. Rethink it. Instead of breaking your train of thought while working on a presentation to jump over to shoot off a [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

Work Smarter

You know what they say: time is money. And here at NicoleLapin.com I'm all about saving you a little (or a lot!) of both. Getting ahead isn't just about going to networking events or asking for a raise (although those things are definitely important, too!). It's also about being your most organized, on-point self and laying an early foundation for success. So this week, I share four ways to be a productivity boss. From gadgets to block out the office noise to apps for organizing your expenses, these are my favorite pro tips to get the most out of your [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Nicole's Note|0 Comments

When it Comes to Investing, Confidence is Key

Here’s why you should care about investing: because stashing your money under a mattress is ridiculous. Not only because it doesn’t make you money, but because you actually lose money. Yes, you lose money. No, I’m not surmising that a robber will come and steal your cash—but a little thing called “inflation” will. Even if you are more sophisticated than my family was and save money in a bank account with a little, measly bit of interest, you’re still losing money in the long run. “Hey, it’s better than nothing,” you might be thinking. Well, yes, if you don’t care about making money. But, it’s like [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Featured, Finance 101|0 Comments

Be Y-O-U

This year has been one of many ups and downs for me (I know, I know, it's only March...but it's true!). I've made a lot of changes in my life, traveled a ton, taken on some new challenges (including shooting new episodes for my show, Hatched!) and released the paperback version of my first book, Rich Bitch (which came out on my birthday last week, eek!). But throughout it all, one thing has remained constant (and swearing like a sailor): ME. That's right. I've committed to spending more time on myself, whether that's taking on a new hobby like biking around Santa Monica (I [...]

By | 2017-01-25T14:38:50+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Nicole's Note|1 Comment

4 Boss Ideas to Invest in Y-O-U This Spring

  Something I love about springtime is the renewed energy that is palpable everywhere. It’s a wonderful time to revisit resolutions that you made earlier in the year, clean up your finances, and make your health a priority. To really get into the business of you. You’ve heard me say it before but I’ll say it again: one of the best investments you can make is in yourself. Here are wonderful ways to invest in yourself this spring, so you can continue killin’ it as the superstar you are! 1. Streamline your routines: Start planning things out a little more than chugging [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Career|0 Comments

5 Foolproof Ways To Upgrade Your Resume

It’s an important thing to keep your resume in tip-top shape, even if you’re not currently looking to make a change in your career. Follow these five easy ways to upgrade so that when the time comes, you’re ready (or if — eek! —you find yourself suddenly without a job and need to jump back into the workforce stat): 1. Change your font: One of the easiest ways to breathe fresh life into your resume is to change your font. Helvetica or Times New Roman no longer have to be the standard. Try a different font for your name, one [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

March 7th – Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, that's right, today is the day: my birthday! And at the fine young age of 32 (you're only as old as you feel, right??) I've learned a thing or two about the importance of continually growing, evolving, and becoming a more basass version of yourself year after year. That's why this week, I want us to celebrate my birthday together by investing in my favorite gift that keeps on giving: yourself! That's right, there are few things in life that will pay dividends down the road more than investing in yourself right now. So we're going to start by getting our resumes [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Nicole's Note|0 Comments

How To: Save Major $$ Rocking the Vote!

  I get it: as a boss-lady-in-training, you're super busy. But this election is going to determine a lot of policies — from taxes to student loans — that will have a huge impact on your wallet and your future. So no excuses: gotta get out there and rock the vote! From the best hours to hit the polls to apps that help with finding parking nearby, here are some ways to make sure you get there without putting a major dent in your paycheck: 1. Make sure your voting registration is up to date: Double check your registration status here to make [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Featured, Living|0 Comments

4 Surprising Hidden Costs of Running for POTUS

We all know presidential campaigns are expensive, but just what kind of numbers are we talking about out on the campaign trail? It's not just TV ads and fundraising events...some of the things candidates spend their money on might surprise you:  1. Food: Aside from the fancier eats at catered stops or major fundraising events, fast food reigns supreme as the dining choice for most campaigns. Why? Because it's fast, readily available, and open LATE. Regardless of where they're snacking, food is a major expenditure for presidential candidates and their staffers. Some notable receipts include the Cruz campaign spending a whopping $1,233 [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments
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