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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, TheStreet.com, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many more.

Articles by Brian O'Connell

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.

Here’s When You Should File a Police Report After a Data Breach

September 18, 2017

With so much uncertainty surrounding the recent Equifax data breach, many Americans are wondering how to respond—should you file a police report?

Here’s What to Do If Your Car Was Damaged by Hurricane Harvey or Irma

September 14, 2017

Find out what you should consider and which actions to take if your car was damaged by Hurricane Irma or Harvey.

7 Steps to Refinancing Your Home Mortgage

September 13, 2017

With historically low mortgage rates, it's a good time to take our a new mortgage or refinance. Here are the steps you should consider.

Five Ways to Prepare Your Finances Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

September 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma hammering the Caribbean and bearing down on Florida, folks in the path of the storm have enough on their plates just prepping their homes and getting...

Here’s Why the Onliner Spambot Threat Is So Dangerous

September 6, 2017

Cyber-thieves are growing more creative—and more aggressive—about separating digital users from their financial data. The latest example of that trend points directly to Onliner—a new and dangerous spambot that...

Hurricane Harvey: How to Deal with the Financial Aftermath of Natural Disasters

September 1, 2017

It’s hard to think about money while residents of Houston and surrounding towns deal with the emotional, mental, and physical fallout of Hurricane Harvey. But taking care of one’s...