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Brian O'Connell

Special Contributor

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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How the Rich Budget for Holiday Spending (and You Should Too)

By Brian O'Connell

Here's what the world's wealthiest people would do if they were in your shoes (and carrying your wallet or pocketbook) this holiday season.

11:00AM 11/14/14

Post Office Breach: Time to Think About Identity Theft Insurance?

By Brian O'Connell

I.D. theft insurance is an often overlooked solution to dealing with a data breach — only 3% of consumers have it.

09:00AM 11/13/14

As Prepaid Card Industry Hits $100 Billion, CFPB Tightens Screws

By Brian O'Connell

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announces a new 'comprehensive slate of consumer protections' today.

08:12AM 11/13/14

Will Housing Really Rebound in 2015? Realtors, Lenders Need to Talk

By Brian O'Connell

Bankers and mortgage lenders see a 'neutral-to-negative' future, while Realtors see a housing slump correcting itself and on the rise.

11:00AM 11/12/14

7 Easily Avoidable Job Search Mistakes You’re Probably Making

By Brian O'Connell

Don't make these common job search errors. If you do, don't expect an offer.

09:00AM 11/12/14

Retailers Could Get a Welcome Shot in the Arm This Holiday Season

By Brian O'Connell

This holiday shopping season is expected to be a good one for retailers, with spending estimated to be up by 4.1% over 2013, according to the National Retailer Federation.

12:56PM 11/11/14

Shopping Online This Holiday Season? Don’t Log On Without These Tips

By Brian O'Connell

Millions of Americans will be going online to find holiday shopping deals, but they can still expect to spend 16% more than shoppers in bricks-and-mortar stores.

06:36AM 11/11/14

7 Financial Matters a Couple Must Discuss Before Marrying

By Brian O'Connell

Money issues are the leading cause of divorce. Head that issue off at the pass with a good money talk.

06:27AM 11/11/14

What the Demand for Cheap Car Insurance Can Tell Us About What Consumers Want

By Brian O'Connell

Research on car coverage provides a good lesson for anyone selling goods and services: when customers say "cheap," they don't mean low-quality

08:56AM 11/10/14

5 Ways to Soothe Seasonal Affective Disorder and Keep Your Sanity This Winter

By Brian O'Connell

Winter can demoralize the best of us, but seasonal disorders can be beat with some creativity.

08:36AM 11/10/14

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