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 Street.com, 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. FA Profession

    How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are focusing on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the "must-have" attributes to the table.
  2. Professionals

    4 Traits Banks Look For in New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How to Lend Money to Family and Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  4. Retirement Planning

    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.
  5. High Net Worth Strategy

    By George: Investing The Soros Way

    Soros turned an original seed funding of $12 million into $20 billion by the first decade of the 21st century. Can regular folks invest like George Soros?
  6. Taxes

    How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

    Having the right information available when the IRS calls can save you considerable time, money and stress. Learn how long you're obligated to keep your tax records.
  7. Alternative Investments

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

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for homebuyers.
  8. Budgeting & Savings

    Student Loan Deferment: Live to Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  9. Insurance & Health

    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.
  10. Markets & Economy

    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.
  11. Budgeting & Savings

    Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge

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

    Negotiating A Debt Settlement

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

    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.
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
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