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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

7 Things Lenders Look At Besides Your Credit Score

December 1, 2017

Your credit scores might not be enough for a lender to gauge whether you are a fit. Read on to find out the 7 things lenders look at beyond...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Are They Safe?

November 30, 2017

Thinking about entering the cryptocurrency market? Take a read so you understand the full risks of digital currency and be in the know.

What Is Synthetic ID Theft and How Can You Protect Yourself?

November 30, 2017

Synthetic identity theft is the “fastest growing type of ID fraud”, representing 80-to-85% of all current identity fraud. Find out how you can stay safe.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

November 29, 2017

Why aren't parent teaching their kids good money management skills? And how can we successfully teach our kids about finance? Read to find out.

Shipping Scams That Could Ruin Your Holidays

November 20, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner, scammers are getting ready for their big score. Here are the most pervasive holiday retail shipping scams.

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.

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