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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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Expect Surge in Black Friday Spending, More Doorbusters on Hand

By Brian O'Connell

It's only Halloween season but retailers — and millions of shoppers — are looking forward to Black Friday and holiday shopping.

08:01AM 10/21/14

How to Get the Best Deal on a Smartphone Before 2018 Price Drop

By Brian O'Connell

You don't have to wait to get a big discount on a new smartphone. They're available now if you know where to look.

04:58AM 10/20/14

Why Women Work Harder at Retirement Savings, Come Out With Less

By Brian O'Connell

There's a way to fix women's retirement problem: Having only an average $78,000 in company retirement accounts versus $121,000 for men.

04:57AM 10/20/14

5 Frighteningly Good Tips on Saving Money This Halloween

By Brian O'Connell

Adults tend to spend big to make sure the festivities are high-quality and memorable, but they don't have to spend quite so big.

07:07AM 10/17/14

Why Workers Have Racked Up So Many Unused Vacation Days

By Brian O'Connell

You'd think Americans would be using their vacation days eagerly. But one survey shows 40% of workers will be blowing off their paid time away.

04:58AM 10/16/14

What Scares Americans Right Now About Their Financial Future

By Brian O'Connell

Long-term care is the expense people feel least prepared to cover, while retirement is the most frequently cited financial priority.

04:54AM 10/16/14

3 Ways You Can Free Up 'Hidden' Money Now for a Big Purchase

By Brian O'Connell

Most of us have 'hidden money' that could be used to build up our savings — not hidden in the sofa cushions, but in plain sight.

06:31AM 10/15/14

You Can Usually Get Credit Card Late Fees Waived Just by Asking

By Brian O'Connell

Almost nine out of 10 cardholders who asked that a late fee be waived were accommodated, but it's even better not to have to ask.

06:30AM 10/15/14

3 Things You Have to Do Before Hiring a Home Health Care Worker

By Brian O'Connell

Financial exploitation of patients by home health care workers is a growing problem, and it's up to you to keep a loved one from becoming a victim.

07:45AM 10/14/14

Why Aren’t More Young Americans Stashing Cash In the Bank?

By Brian O'Connell

It's not just that younger adults aren't saving money — it's also that they don't seem to care about stashing cash away.

06:48AM 10/10/14

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