Brian J. O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

expertise
Investing, assets, markets
currently
Freelance Financial Writer
education
Columbia Business School, Columbia School of Journalism, Sarah Lawrence College

Highlights

  • Has over 40 years of experience writing and serving as an expert source on all things investing and economics
  • Writer of “The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese,” voted Best Money Management Book of the Year in 2013 by The Institute for Financial Literacy
  • Has an MSJ from Columbia University, as well as credit from the Columbia School of Business.

Experience

Brian O'Connor has over 40 years of experience as a writer covering investing, assets, markets, and more. He has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CreditCards.com, Martha Stewart Living, The Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg News, and Debt.com. Brian has won awards for his writing and is a nationally syndicated columnist, editor, and author, and consultant for marketing and custom content.

From his home in Keego Harbor, Michigan, Brian curates white papers, branded content, and personal finance pieces for various publications. He has been quoted by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for his analysis and is a regular columnist on Entrepreneur.

In 2013, he wrote a business book that began his legacy: “The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese." The book was voted Best Money Management Book of the Year in 2013 by The Institute for Financial Literacy and has received various praise since its publication.

Education

Brian received a bachelor's in music and economics from Sarah Lawrence College. He then went on to receive an MSJ from the Columbia School of Journalism, as well as credit from the Columbia School of Business.

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