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Brian O'Connell

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Brian O’Connell is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based freelance writer with 17 years experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the financial, health and sciences, Internet and technology, political and career management sectors.

O'Connell is a former Wall Street bond trader; and is a best-selling author who’s placed two investment books in "The Book of the Month Club". Brian is also a high-profile business writer whose byline has appeared in dozens of top-tier national business publications, including CBS News, Time, MSN Money, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many more.

For more information, please visit his web site at: Or, visit this link for a list/review of some of Brian's book titles.

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4 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Mortgage Insurance

By Brian O'Connell

With federal mortgage guidelines reducing minimal down payments to 3% from 5%, it's time for some PMI pointers.

10:58AM 12/05/14

If You Really, Really Need an Extended Warranty, Use These 4 Tips

By Brian O'Connell

By and large, you don't need an extended warranty plan for your purchases. But here's how to spot a good one.

11:00AM 12/04/14

Why Black Friday Weekend Spending Dropped 11% From 2013

By Brian O'Connell

Predictions of a holiday shopping spend-fest may have been premature, but experts say the season's 'a marathon, not a sprint.'

09:00AM 12/04/14

Closing Bank Branches Leave Rural Small Businesses High and Dry

By Brian O'Connell

As rural banks close, local small-business owners don't have many lending options.

11:00AM 12/03/14

How LinkedIn and Social Media Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

By Brian O'Connell

LinkedIn is a great way to get a great job — if you know how to make the social media site work for you.

09:00AM 12/03/14

Gas May Get Even Cheaper for the Holidays, and You Can Save More

By Brian O'Connell

The U.S. Consumer Energy Alliance believes gasoline prices could even go lower this month, leaving more cash in consumers' pockets for the holiday shopping season.

12:11PM 12/02/14

Real Cost of All Those New Cars: Late Loan Payments Are Up 13%

By Brian O'Connell

Demand for new cars, trucks and SUVs is way up, but so are consumer auto loan debt levels.

11:00AM 12/02/14

Cheaper Holiday Gas Is Here to Stay, but You Can Save Even More

By Brian O'Connell

Lower gas prices mean consumers will have more money in their budget to put toward another present or a better holiday meal.

09:00AM 12/02/14

3 Ways to Stop Yourself From Making an Impulse Buy You'll Regret

By Brian O'Connell

Making small impulse purchases every once in a while is probably no big deal, and can even be fun. Too many can devastate a budget.

09:00AM 12/01/14

Reports Show Signs of Growth in Housing Market Moving into 2015

By Brian O'Connell

A decline in official unemployment figures and rising household incomes make home sales look better in coming months.

08:57AM 12/01/14

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