Nicole Lapin is known for being the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then going on to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored “Worldwide Exchange” and contributed to “Morning Joe” and “The Today Show.”
In 2011, she launched her own production company, Nothing But Gold Productions, which produces accessible financial content across multiple platforms. Nicole has also served as an anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg TV. She regularly appears as a financial expert on CNN, “Entertainment Tonight” and talk shows, including “The Wendy Williams Show.” Lapin is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®).
Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin
Nicole’s personal finance book, Rich Bitch, hit the shelves in February 2015.
Do your eyes glaze over just thinking about the mumbo-jumbo language of finance? Do you break out into hives when faced with getting your financial life together? In Ritch Bich, money expert and financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-Step Plan in which she shares her experiences—mistakes and all—of getting her own finances in order. She talks to you not like a lecturer but as your friend. And even though money is typically an “off-limits” conversation, nothing is off-limits here.
Lapin rethinks every piece of financial “wisdom” you’ve ever heard and puts her own fresh, modern, sassy spin on it. Sure, there are some hard-and-fast rules about finance, but when it comes to your money, the only person who can tell you how to spend it is you. Should you invest in a 401(k)? Maybe not. Should you splurge on that morning latte? Likely yes.
Instead of focusing on nickel-and-diming yourself, Nicole’s advice focuses on investing in yourself so you don’t have to stress over the little things. But, in order to do that you have to be able to speak the language of money. After all, money is a language like anything else, and the sooner you can join the conversation, the sooner you can live the life you want.
Rich Bitch rehabs whatever bad money habits you might have and provides a plan you can not only sustain, but also thrive on. You won’t feel deprived but rather inspired to go after the rich life you deserve.
Because budgeting sucks…but so does being broke.
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The child of a former Nobel Prize nominee and a beauty queen, it is easy to see where Nicole gets her brains and her beauty. But after the death of her father at an early age, this first generation American needed to make her own name.
She went on to create her niche as one of the brightest young stars in media today.
At just 21, Nicole was tapped as one of the first anchors to launch CNN Pipeline. She served as a reporter for all of CNN’s networks, including CNN/U.S., CNN Headline News and CNN International. With the idea that there are other young people like herself defying convention, Nicole launched a series called “Young People Who Rock.” Each week, she profiled a different person under 30, from community leaders to politicians and entrepreneurs. Her columns appeared on CNN.com every week, with broadcast interviews to follow.
Utilizing her unique and conversational communication style, Nicole made a name for herself anchoring breaking news coverage of the crisis in Egypt, the Mumbai terror attacks, the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the Hudson River plane crash and the Virginia Tech shootings.
During the election season, she anchored political coverage of the major presidential debates, conventions and results nights, including Super Tuesday and election night, and inauguration. During the 2008 campaign, she also authored a chapter in the book, Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Act. Vote. 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why.
During her tenure at CNBC, Nicole reported on the US financial crisis, the European Debt Crisis, the Japanese earthquake and the death of Osama bin Laden. She was acclaimed for anchoring the early morning show during market gyrations and reporting for other network shows like “The Kudlow Report.” She produced and anchored special series including “Made in America” and “States of Pain.” She also penned op-eds for USA Today and CNBC.com.
Prior to CNN, Nicole worked as a business and technology reporter on the floor of major stock exchanges for First Business Network. She also paid her dues as an investigative reporter and local news anchor at three CBS affiliate stations across the country, contributing to bringing wrongful convictions in Chicago to light, which ultimately lead to a moratorium on executions in the state. For her reporting, she has picked up accolades from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Association of Women Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists, and the Radio Television News Directors Association, among others. She was also honored with a “Power 30 under 30″ Award.
Expanding her reach as a positive young figure, Nicole created a campaign called “Being Smart is Cool” in partnership with the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. Nicole also served as an ambassador for other youth-driven organizations, including Operation Smile and DoSomething. In 2011, Nicole launched her own charity, Lost Girls, to offer young women with gently-worn career attire and advice. She also serves on the board for Women in Need, a New York City-based charity for homeless women and children.
Nicole studied European Union politics at L’Institut d’Études Politique de Paris. She graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, also earning honors for a second major in political science.
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