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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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It's a Good Time to Become Landlord, Get That Passive Income Rolling In

By Brian O'Connell

Nobody is saying being a landlord is easy, what with late-night calls about bursting pipes or police coming for big parties, but it can be lucrative.

11:00AM 02/03/15

We All Think Getting Physically Fit Makes Us Fiscally Fit As Well

By Brian O'Connell

Only 36% of survey participants say they're satisfied with their financial health, but that rises to 65% if they're also satisfied with their physical health.

09:00AM 02/03/15

Here Are 3 Banks Offering Surprisingly Good Returns on Certificates of Deposit

By Brian O'Connell

The GoBankingRates website has a top 10 of CD deals for 2015, but here are three standouts with low minimums and returns that beat the typical.

11:00AM 02/02/15

To Mortgage Applicants, Increasingly It’s Go Digital or Go Home

By Brian O'Connell

Americans are increasingly running the entire mortgage processes online. Here's why, and some tips on how.

09:00AM 02/02/15

Younger Americans Are Using Bank Services Most Banks Don't Have

By Brian O'Connell

People age 18 to 34 are twice as likely as those 35 and over to use alternative banking services such as Apple Pay, Google Wallet or PayPal.

11:00AM 01/30/15

Long-Term Care Payouts Are at Record Highs, Meaning You Pay More Too

By Brian O'Connell

Seniors are living longer, and that means a possible stay in a nursing home or other long-term care situation, along with a bigger price tag.

11:00AM 01/29/15

Seattle Sports Fans Top Survey — of Being Clumsiest With Their Phones

By Brian O'Connell

All in all, 23 million people have damaged their phones and tablets during a sporting event, causing more than $2 billion in repairs and replacements.

09:00AM 01/29/15

There's a Flaw in All That Good News About Real Estate So Far in 2015

By Brian O'Connell

Mortgage applications rose by 49% in the first week of the year, and there's plenty of other good indicators. But not many actual homes for sale.

11:00AM 01/28/15

Distracted at Work by the Web? These Simple Steps Can Protect Your Job

By Brian O'Connell

More and more, people say they are distracted from work by email, browsing the Web and engaging with social media, and it's causing them 'dissatisfaction and unhappiness.'

09:00AM 01/28/15

Here’s What to Do With Your Tax Refund After You Decide to Be Responsible

By Brian O'Connell

Don't blow your tax refund on a trip to Tahiti. It's better to use it to pay down debt or save more money.

12:26PM 01/27/15

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