Brian O'Connell

Brian O'Connell

Brian O’Connell is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based freelance writer with 15 years experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the finance and investments, real estate, and Internet and technology sectors. He is a former Wall Street bond trader, and an author who has placed two business books in "The Book of the Month Club". O'Connell's byline has appeared in dozens of top-tier national business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many others.

He has appeared as an expert financial commentator on CNN, NPR, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC, C-Span, CBS Radio, and many other media broadcast outlets.

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  1. Credit & Loans

    Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for homebuyers.
  2. Credit & Loans

    Student Loan Deferment: Live to Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  3. Insurance

    How To Find The Right Credit Counselor For You

    Paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. Learn how to find the help you need.
  4. Economics

    Leading Economic Indicators: U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly ...

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  5. Home & Auto

    Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  6. Credit & Loans

    How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge

    Follow these steps if you've been ripped off or spot an error on your bill.
  7. Budgeting

    Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  8. Professionals

    Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ahead of the competition.
  9. Investing Basics

    Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  10. Investing Basics

    Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  11. Credit & Loans

    Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score

    Now, rent payments can work for you – not just against you – to affect your credit rating
  12. Retirement

    The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the most, start investing young.
  13. Taxes

    Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  14. Investing

    PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  15. Investing Basics

    Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter ...

    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
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