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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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5 'Surprising' Financial Predictions for 2015 From a Wall Street Guru

By Brian O'Connell

Expect a Federal Reserve error, a Keystone pipeline win and bad news for our luck to run out on cyberterrorism, a Blackstone exec says.

11:00AM 01/07/15

Too Broke to Save Money? Millions of Americans Apparently Think So

By Brian O'Connell

Anyone can save at least 1% as long as they budget carefully, spend intentionally and take advantage of financial tools, an expert says.

09:00AM 01/07/15

Drivers Saved $14B on Gas in 2014, and Estimates for '15 Are Huge

By Brian O'Connell

This year promises to provide much bigger savings to consumers as long as crude oil remains relatively cheap, AAA says.

11:00AM 01/06/15

5 Ways to Make Sure Your References Help, Not Hurt, a Job Search

By Brian O'Connell

Nearly two-thirds of hiring managers found supposed references saying bad things about the job-seekers who used them. Don't make the same mistake.

09:00AM 01/06/15

You’re Probably Paying Too Much for Your Gym Membership

By Brian O'Connell

People commonly join gyms for the wrong reasons. Here are a few ways to make sure you're joining for the right reasons, in the right way.

11:00AM 01/05/15

What Americans Think They’re Doing With Their Money in 2015

By Brian O'Connell

Most people want to save in the coming year, especially higher earners on the East Coast. Baby boomers just think they spend too much.

09:00AM 01/05/15

Economic Tale of 2014 Helped This Year Start With Burst of Optimism

By Brian O'Connell

Overall, last year was good for Main Street consumers, and many economists expect that to continue into 2015.

11:00AM 01/02/15

'Digital Estate' Is Easy Way to Take on Finances After Family Death

By Brian O'Connell

To improve communications between parents and older children, have a digital-based conversation about estate planning.

01:29PM 12/31/14

Go ‘Island-Hopping’ for 2015 Finances, and 3 More Money Resolutions

By Brian O'Connell

Take a fresh approach to your financial-based New Year's resolutions with these four tips.

12:50PM 12/31/14

Average American Stuck With Around $100 in Unused Gift Cards

By Brian O'Connell

Gift cards too often turn out to be gift not for the recipient, but for the business whose name is advertised on the card.

11:00AM 12/30/14

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