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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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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

Forget Panic Over Savings, Think About Shaping Retirement Into a 'Smile'

By Brian O'Connell

Workers might do better by adopting a 'holistic' view of retirement in which they're not pursuing a certain dollar figure, but to live with a 'smile on your face.'

09:00AM 01/27/15

It's 'Recipe for Disaster' That 7.2 Million People Hide Spending From Spouses

By Brian O'Connell

Not only will couples have trouble with household finance; they are most likely to seek a divorce because of money than infidelity.

08:11AM 01/26/15

Wealth Gap Is Freaking Out Banks, With Risk Officers Seeing 'Risk' to Finance System

By Brian O'Connell

A FICO survey looks also at delinquencies and student loans, but the wealth gap draws the largest response.

08:09AM 01/26/15

With Retirement Investments, It's Crucial That You Difference Between Advisor, Broker

By Brian O'Connell

Many of us work with financial advisors and stockbrokers on retirement savings, and there is a big difference between the two that retirement savers should know about.

11:00AM 01/23/15

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