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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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Bullying in the Workplace? Half the Time the Bully Is the Boss

By Brian O'Connell

Even worse, there's often also a lack of support from co-workers who can be just as afraid of the boss as you are.

06:13AM 10/30/14

Shoppers Remember Year-Old Data Breaches, Won't Go Back to Stores

By Brian O'Connell

Some are willing to forgive, though, and credit cards remain the payment method of choice for those with higher levels of education.

09:49AM 10/28/14

No Savings? Try Stashing for Sunny Day With ‘Opportunity Fund’

By Brian O'Connell

This opposite of a rainy-day fund offers a good way to reward yourself with savings with a morale-building purchase or expense.

06:45AM 10/27/14

Experts Says Widening Income Gap Poses Risk to Financial System

By Brian O'Connell

Income inequality is becoming a concern for banking risk management professionals.

06:00AM 10/27/14

Widening Income Gap Is Risk to U.S. Financial System, Experts Say

By Brian O'Connell

On a bank risk managers' list of worries about the economy, the income gap is just one item — but it's the biggest.

06:07AM 10/24/14

Rent Plays No Role in Most Credit Scores, and 77% Wish It Would

By Brian O'Connell

Americans seem to have a problem figuring out what is included in their credit scores and what is not — in particular about payments.

06:15AM 10/22/14

FICO: 30% of Americans Don't Know Their 'Financial Rights' 

By Brian O'Connell

As the income gap widens, finance experts say it's increasingly important for the average consumer to understand how their finances work.

01:14PM 10/21/14

Rise Could Be Blip, but We’re Far From Done With Foreclosures

By Brian O'Connell

Housing is especially volatile, with mortgage rates down, mortgage applications up and — after a long period of dormancy — foreclosure activity on the rise.

01:10PM 10/21/14

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

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