Brian O'Connell

Brian O'Connell

  • • Former Wall Street bond trader and two-time best-selling business book author.
  • • Reliable and steady contributor to mainstream media platforms like CBS News,, Bloomberg, US News, and many others.
  • • Content contributor for brand name companies like Experian, Bloomberg, PNC Bank, and many others.



Brian O’Connell is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based freelance writer with 18 years experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the personal financial and professional money management sectors

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


Brian received his Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts.

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"My background as a Wall Street insider for 10 years helps provide my readers and viewers with a keen insight on money and life they may not get elsewhere."

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