Lucy Lazarony

Lucy Lazarony

Lucy Lazarony is a freelance journalist in South Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and has written for, MSN Money, and

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6 Ways to Save Money When Attending A Wedding

July 27, 2017

We all know how expensive weddings are when it’s your own. It’s also pricey when you’re just a guest. Illustration by Ivan Benavides: Dean Sperantsas, financial planner and wealth management investor

Tough Talk: Terminal Illness And Your Finances

June 12, 2017

For two decades, Dean Sperantsas managed investments for a wide range of clients, handling millions of dollars. But his toughest job involved far smaller sums – caring for both his parents and his wife before they died, while also managing their money. Sperantsas is what’s known as a “chartered financial analyst,” which means he passed three rounds of tests […]

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7 Ways To Save Money Even When You’re Depressed

February 20, 2017

Abigail Perry is chronically depressed, but she’s still smart about spending and saving.

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Easy Ideas to Save Money in Tough Financial Times

February 6, 2017

Author and expert Donna Freedman lives frugally, and it comes naturally.

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How to Make Babies Without Going Into Debt

January 23, 2017

Two couples share their advice for coping with added expenses of a new bundle of joy.

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Guess Who’s At Risk for Investment Fraud?

December 28, 2016

Hint: It’s exactly who you would expect to be a smart investor.

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Federal Consumer Protections Coming to Prepaid Cards in 2017

December 26, 2016

Prepaid cards are finally getting some of the protections all their plastic cousins have.

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Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

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Millennials Twice as Likely as Boomers to Use Home Equity Loans

November 16, 2016

This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.

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What’s In Store For Next Year With Your Taxes?

November 14, 2016

Higher tax penalties and lower tax bills projected for 2017.

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Why Can’t Americans Save Even Though They Want To?

November 9, 2016

Americans are trying to save, but they’re uncertain about money.

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November 7, 2016

Will female clients increase demand for female financial planners?

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Are Fixer-Uppers A Financial Downer?

September 21, 2016

Fixer-upper homes may not be worth cost of renovations, researchers say.

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One in Five Buy Their Homes “Sight Unseen”

September 14, 2016

High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers