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Brian O’Connell is a former Wall Street bond trader and the author of two best-selling books; “The 401k Millionaire” and “CNBC’s Creating Wealth”, he has 20 years of experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the financial, technology, political and career management sectors. His byline has appeared in dozens of publications, including CBS News, Bloomberg, Time, MSN Money, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC,, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many more.

Articles by Brian O'Connell

Try These Expert Tips to Protect Your Identity While Shopping

November 13, 2017

How serious is the threat of retail-based data breaches, and ensuing identity theft? Very. Learn how to keep yourself protected this holiday season.

9 Ways to Go (and Save More) Green

November 10, 2017

With the "green economy" in full bloom, we've come to embrace the idea of a clean and eco-friendly world. And in doing so, we can save some green, too.

Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Restructuring: Which Option Is Best for You?

November 3, 2017

Have you accumulated a lot of debt and are looking at consolidating or restructuring? Read more to find out which may be the best option for you.

7 Ways to Stop an Ex From Ruining Your Credit Score

October 24, 2017

Breaking up is hard to do, especially those splits that lead to financial hardships that affect your credit. Learn how to prevent it from happening to you.

What Is a Short-Term Personal Loan?

October 20, 2017

In need of a short-term loan? Don't worry—it's more common than you think. Read to find out what it is and how it can help you on a rainy...

How Much Should I Save For a Down Payment?

October 18, 2017

What’s the best financial “landing spot” for a new home down payment? It’s a fair question, and one that home purchasers consumers need to confront right away. Why? Because buying...

How To Calculate Your Net Worth

October 18, 2017

Ever wondered how your net worth is calculated? It's fairly simple. Take a read to find out how to calculate your net worth.

Understanding HARP Loans

October 17, 2017

For U.S. homeowners struggling with payments and who are looking for help in refinancing into a more affordable mortgage, read to find out the good news.

12 Signs Your Identity Might Have Been Stolen

October 17, 2017

Not sure whether your identity might have been stolen or not? Read to find out some of the signs that may indicate you've been a victim of ID theft.

How to Get a Home for No Money Down: Move to the Heartland

October 9, 2017

Americans living off the beaten path may not know it, but Uncle Sam offers economically struggling rural home buyers a clear path to a new house purchase.

What Is Student Loan Forgiveness?

September 26, 2017

If you're struggling with student loan debt, find out to learn more about student loan forgiveness programs and how you can have your loan forgiven.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Your Credit

September 20, 2017

Thinking about freezing your credit? Find out the seven things you should consider before taking any action.