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Talking Top Tens: Author Nicole Lapin

Author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch


Nicole Lapin is the New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life TogetherFinally and Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career. Nicole is no stranger to breaking down complex business principles for all to understand, utilizing her signature sassy style. From anchoring business shows on network television, including on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN, to contributing money reports to “Today” and MSNBC, Nicole has a long history with speaking the language of money fluently, and using that language to empower an entire generation of women to take control of their lives and their finances. Star of the CW’s business competition reality show Hatched, Nicole helps a fresh wave of entrepreneurs to get their businesses off the ground. Nicole is also certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Twitter!    

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Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase /style phase:

Teased hair! When I first started on network news, I was based in Atlanta for CNN where it was believed that the higher to heaven hair was, the closer it would be to God. 

One piece of advice you would give your 18­-year-­old self:

Stop smiling and nodding. Ask the questions about things you didn’t know about…especially with regards to money.

Skincare product you can’t live without (and why):

Rosebud Salve is a savior that is inexpensive and smells delicious. 

Your motto in life:

It will be OK in the end, if it’s not OK…it’s not the end.

What do you love most about your work:

I love teaching women about money. It’s a taboo, scary topic and I try to break it down in an accessible way. 

Your go-­to power outfit:

A black sheath dress (and, SPANX).

You decompress each day by:

There is not much a hot bath won’t fix.

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Beige heels!! For the girls with calves that are…not small. 

Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:

Lust! I think I just love the shit out of everything. 

The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

How to make latte art! I took one latte making class and it was a disaster…15 bottles of almond milk and 2 hours later, there was nothing close a foam heart. If you don’t already have mad respect for baristas…you should! Making a proper latte is no joke.