Brian O’Connell

Brian is a freelance writer with more than 17 years of experience covering business and personal finance. He’s written about credit and debt, technology and careers for a variety of publications including LendingTree, The Street, and The Wall Street Journal

Articles by Brian O’Connell

Quick-Fix Tips for Your Credit

In 2018, the average American credit score hit an all-time high of 704, up from a low of 686 in 2009, according to Fair Isaac... read more

Clearing Up Misconceptions on Credit Scores

Separating fact from fiction around credit reporting is a key factor in improving your credit score. The stakes are high when it comes to restoring... read more

You’ve Cleaned Up Your Credit Reports. Now What?

You’ve tackled the tough task of cleaning up your credit report. All errors have been fixed, all late payments have been addressed and all accounts... read more

8 Steps to Repair Your Credit on Your Own

If you’re struggling with personal debt and credit issues, you may think you need to spend even more money to have a credit repair company... read more