Brian O'Connell is a freelancer specializing in personal finance and consumer news for TheStreet. He is a former Wall Street bond trader and the author of two best-selling books: “The 401k Millionaire” and “CNBC’s Creating Wealth.” He also writes frequently for major corporations as a ghostwriter, specializing in long-form content, thought leadership pieces, and books and e-books in the business, finance, fintech, and cryptocurrency sectors, among others. His work is bylined in national finance and business platforms like TheStreet.com, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fox News, and many others. His corporate clients have included SoFi, Experian, Prudential, Compliance.ai, Oanda, General Motors, the Kaufman Foundation, PNC, and others. With 20 years of experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the business and financial sectors, he believes education is the best gift a financial consumer can receive -- and brings that philosophy to every story he writes. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and currently resides in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico during the winter months, and in historic Bucks County, Pa., when Mother Nature cooperates. You can email Brian here.