Author: Brian O'Connell

Brian O'Connell is a freelance writer and contributor at Experian.com.

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Is America about to face the ‘mother of all short squeezes?’

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“MOASS,” or, the “Mother of All Short Squeezes,” was largely unknown to investors prior to 2021. But a saga involving so-called “meme stocks,” most notably GameStop …

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Could hyperinflation really happen in the US?

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Hyperinflation occurs when prices for goods and services rise uncontrollably. It is an economic condition that fuels nightmares for consumers and for economists alike. According to …

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6 “sinful” vices that might be worth investing in

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“Sin stocks” are stocks that come with some cultural and lifestyle baggage that may not appeal to investors who take an ethical stand on the company …

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The January Effect: What it is & why investors should care

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  The January Effect is a term that some financial market analysts use to classify the first month as one of the best-performing months, stock-wise, during …

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Can you really negotiate rent?

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The surprising answer? Yes. It may sound intimidating (or simply futile). But, with a little research and a well-thought-out approach, it may be possible to negotiate …

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Can I get another car loan if I already have one?

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  Editor’s note: Lantern by SoFi seeks to provide content that is objective, independent and accurate. Writers are separate from our business operation and do not receive …

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Should you refinance your auto loan or trade in your car for a new one?

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  Editor’s note: Lantern by SoFi seeks to provide content that is objective, independent and accurate. Writers are separate from our business operation and do not receive …

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Extended car warranties: Are they worth it?

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  When you buy a new or used car, the salesperson may offer you an extended warranty. These policies are designed to cover the cost of certain …

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How to refinance an auto loan

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In times of lower interest rates, you may start to wonder about whether you should refinance your auto loan. And why not? According to 2020 data from …

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What Is an assumable mortgage?

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Homebuyers have more mortgage loan options available when buying a home than they may think. One of those could be the assumable mortgage, a home loan …

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The most livable cities in the US, ranked

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What makes a city livable? And more importantly, what makes a city’s “livability score” better than another city? (See also: 10 Cities That Revolve Around Credit) …

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ETF tax efficiency: The advantages over mutual funds

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There’s no denying that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are popular. According to the New York Stock Exchange’s most recent quarterly ETF report, as of December 31, 2020, there …