Brian J. O’Connor, contributor at

Brian J. O’Connor

Freelance Contributor

Brian J. O’Connor is an award-winning personal finance journalist featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and other outlets. He was the financial editor and columnist for The Detroit News and founding managing editor of Bankrate and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University.

O’Connor is a two-time Best in Business winner for his columns, as well as winner of the Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize. His book, “The $1,000 Challenge,” was named Best Money Management Book of the Year by The Institute for Financial Literacy.