From 2013 to 2015, Lauren worked as a Personal Finance Contributor at Thestreetcom . In 2015, she became a Personal Finance Editor at International Business Times . Lauren quit the publication in 2016 and joined Consumer Reports as a Multimedia Journalist. Currently, Lauren is a Senior editor at Business Insider and a Certified Financial Planner . 
Lauren has appeared on television and radio networks, including the NBC Today Show, CBS This Morning, Marketplace Money, and Fox News, among others. She has also been featured as a financial expert in the New York Times .