Brian O'Connell

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  1. Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors
    Home & Auto

    Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  2. How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge
    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. How To Find A Credit Counselor
    Insurance

    How To Find A Credit Counselor

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

    Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  5. What You Should Know About The U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly ...
    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. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice
    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: A New Path For Investors
    Investing Basics

    Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

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

    Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  9. Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score
    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. The 401(k) Gender Gap
    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. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know
    Investing

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

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  13. Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter ...
    Investing Basics

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

    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
  14. Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock 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.
  16. Why Do So Many People Fall Behind On Their Taxes?
    Taxes

    Why Do So Many People Fall Behind On Their Taxes?

    Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to possibly the most feared organization in the U.S., millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes.
  17. Key Steps In Choosing The Best Tax Preparation Software
    Taxes

    Key Steps In Choosing The Best Tax Preparation Software

    U.S. taxpayers left over $1 billion on the table in missed tax deductions in 2013. Would using tax software prevent you from contributing to this unclaimed cash?
  18. New Taxes Under The Affordable Care Act
    Taxes

    New Taxes Under The Affordable Care Act

    Find out what you need to know about the 21 new tax changes linked to the ACA.
  19. How To Negotiate Back Taxes With The IRS
    Taxes

    How To Negotiate Back Taxes With The IRS

    Recently, the IRS has been more amenable to working out late tax payments. But you have to address the problem up front, and don’t keep Uncle Sam waiting on his tax money.
  20. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?
    Taxes

    How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

    Having the right information available when the IRS calls can save you considerable time, money and stress. Learn how long you're obligated to keep your tax records.
  21. How To Rent Your Home So You Can Pay Your Mortgage
    Personal Finance

    How To Rent Your Home So You Can Pay Your Mortgage

    If you own your home, but temporarily can’t afford the payments, and can’t a find cheaper place to live, temporarily renting your home may be the solution for you.
  22. How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It
    Credit & Loans

    How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  23. By George: Investing The Soros Way
    Investing News

    By George: Investing The Soros Way

    Soros turned an original seed funding of $12 million into $20 billion by the first decade of the 21st century. Can regular folks invest like George Soros?
  24. How Paying For College Begins Well Before Freshman Year
    Personal Finance

    How Paying For College Begins Well Before Freshman Year

    Don't overlook the hidden real costs of paying for college, especially those early expenses that mount while your child is still in high school.
  25. Turnaround Titan: How Carl Icahn Does It
    Investing Basics

    Turnaround Titan: How Carl Icahn Does It

    Carl Icahn's investment strategy, explained to regular investors.
  26. How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst
    Professionals

    How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are taking a laser-like focus on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the following "must-have" attributes to the negotiation table.
  27. The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams
    Professionals

    The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams

    The competition to become a financial planner is hot, and growing hotter. Find out the best way to preparing to land the CFP designation.
  28. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)
    Professionals

    The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  29. How To Be A Top Financial Advisor
    Professionals

    How To Be A Top Financial Advisor

    The best advisors love what they do for a living, but they also know what to do to get to the top. This shared advice can help you get there, as well.
  30. Why Clients Fire Financial Advisors
    Professionals

    Why Clients Fire Financial Advisors

    The reasons most clients fire their advisors are very simple and easy to address. Find out what you should be doing to keep your clients.
  31. What To Expect From A Financial Internship
    Professionals

    What To Expect From A Financial Internship

    A college internship can be a wide-open gateway into your dream financial services industry post. Find out what you can expect, if you handle it right.
  32. How Financial Advisors Are Leveraging Social Media
    Professionals

    How Financial Advisors Are Leveraging Social Media

    As financial advisory clients are increasingly turning to social media, wealth managers who aren't following suit risk being left behind.
  33. How To Get A Job At The SEC
    Professionals

    How To Get A Job At The SEC

    Want to make a good living taking on those renegade trading rascals on Wall Street? Here are some tips to help you get in the door at the SEC.
  34. Get A Bank Job In 50 Days
    Professionals

    Get A Bank Job In 50 Days

    Banking professionals have only about seven weeks to find a new post in the financial services industry after leaving an old one. Here are some tips to help you.
  35. 4 Traits Banks Look For In New Staff
    Professionals

    4 Traits Banks Look For In New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
  36. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager
    Credit & Loans

    7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Hired gun not in your budget? Learn to be your own credit counselor.
  37. 7 Steps To A Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal
    Home & Auto

    7 Steps To A Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal

    For savvy real estate investors, times of lower prices reveal investment opportunity.
  38. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?
    Forex Education

    Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  39. 5 Unusual Sales Taxes You Need To Avoid
    Taxes

    5 Unusual Sales Taxes You Need To Avoid

    Here are five unusual taxes and ways that you can avoid them.
  40. Ripped Off By A Store Coupon? Try These Tips
    Personal Finance

    Ripped Off By A Store Coupon? Try These Tips

    Not all coupons are real. We list some tips on how to tell the difference between a fake and a genuine coupon.
  41. Mobile Payments Could Replace Cash By 2016
    Credit & Loans

    Mobile Payments Could Replace Cash By 2016

    Could paper money be replaced by mobile payments in the near future?
  42. How Twitter Changed Business/Consumer Relationships
    Personal Finance

    How Twitter Changed Business/Consumer Relationships

    In just six years, Twitter has not only revolutionized social media but also the relationship between consumers and businesses.
  43. Congress Ready To Act On Online Sales Tax
    Taxes

    Congress Ready To Act On Online Sales Tax

    Congress is set to pass a bill that will give states the power to tax online sellers. But will it benefit Americans or just hamper online-based small-businesses?
  44. Customers And Business Owners Turning To HSAs
    Insurance

    Customers And Business Owners Turning To HSAs

    We tell you why more and more businesses are getting rid of PPOs in favor of HSAs.
  45. Why You Should Care About An Internet Sales Tax
    Taxes

    Why You Should Care About An Internet Sales Tax

    Many retail industry observers expect an online state tax bill to pass in 2012; if it does, how could it affect you?
  46. How To Get Rid Of Your Ex-Spouse's Debts
    Trading Strategies

    How To Get Rid Of Your Ex-Spouse's Debts

    Divorce is hard enough without one spouse abusing the financial end of the relationship. Find out how to protect your finances.
  47. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property
    Home & Auto

    The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  48. When Money Is Tight, An Emergency Fund Can Save The Day
    Budgeting

    When Money Is Tight, An Emergency Fund Can Save The Day

    Having an emergency fund to fall back on is essential. Don't have one? Don't worry. We give you some tips to start one.
  49. 5 Ways Your Debt-Relief Firm Is Scamming You
    Budgeting

    5 Ways Your Debt-Relief Firm Is Scamming You

    Find out how you can tell if a debt-relief company is ripping you off.
  50. How To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report
    Credit & Loans

    How To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report

    It just takes some time and effort to rebound from a nasty case of "credit rejection shock."
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