Brian O'Connell

Brian O'Connell

Brian O’Connell is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based freelance writer with 15 years experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the finance and investments, real estate, and Internet and technology sectors. He is a former Wall Street bond trader, and an author who has placed two business books in "The Book of the Month Club". O'Connell's byline has appeared in dozens of top-tier national business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Street.com, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many others.

He has appeared as an expert financial commentator on CNN, NPR, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC, C-Span, CBS Radio, and many other media broadcast outlets.

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  1. Home & Auto

    Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  2. Credit & Loans

    How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge

    Follow these steps if you've been ripped off or spot an error on your bill.
  3. Insurance

    How To Find A Credit Counselor

    Paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. Learn how to find the help you need.
  4. Budgeting

    Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  5. Economics

    What You Should Know About The U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly ...

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  6. Professionals

    Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ahead of the competition.
  7. real estate and crowdfunding
    Investing Basics

    Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  8. Investing Basics

    Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  9. Credit & Loans

    Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score

    Now, rent payments can work for you – not just against you – to affect your credit rating
  10. Women need to catch up with men in 401(k) participation.
    Retirement

    The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the most, start investing young.
  11. Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash
    Taxes

    Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  12. What you need to know about PIMCO's new ETf
    Investing

    PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  13. Investors need to beware of social media scammers
    Investing Basics

    Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter ...

    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
  14. Can Facebook Feeds and Tweets Predict Market Behavior?
    Investing

    Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming increasingly important in predicting stock prices.
  15. What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes
    Taxes

    What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

    Falling behind on your tax obligations is the financial equivalent of a root canal. Take the pain away by following these tips, and get square with Uncle Sam.
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