Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

Brian O’Connor is the award-winning, nationally syndicated  "Funny Money" personal finance columnist for the Detroit News, and author of The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese, from Portfolio-Penguin. In addition to positive reviews, The $1,000 Challenge was named Best Money Management Book of the Year by The Institute for Financial Literacy. A 2001 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business at Columbia University, O'Connor also was the founding managing editor of Bankrate.com.

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Mark Cuban Thinks You're More Stuck up Than He Is. Is That Even Possible?

Meanwhile, a honey alternative gets a bunch of sharks buzzed about making a deal.

Daymond John Bites Back: 'Tell These Bobos to Take a Walk'

An all-military themed episode finds servicemen and their spouses gunning for deals for mom-made handbags and landmine jewelery

Daymond John Tips Mark Cuban Out of the 'Tank'

A take-it-or-leave-it offer to invest cuts off Cuban from making his usual last-minute surprise bid.

LuminAID Founders Light up the Darkness, and Their Sales

A deal with 'Shark Tank''s Mark Cuban more than doubled these entrepreneurs' sales for a disaster-relief retail product.

Is the Video Profile 'Shark Tank's' Kiss of Death?

Like those red-shirted crewman on 'Star Trek,' few of the entrepreneurs profiled on the show seemed to survive -- until now.

'Shark Tank' Recap: Barbara Corcoran Gets Baffled by a 'Wild-Ass Entrepreneur'

Who walks away from two deals from the sharks? A woman with a better place mat.

'Shark Tank' Recap: Math Sinks an Offer That Would Have 'Burned' a Firefighter

A seemingly generous offer from Mr. Wonderful was nothing more than a shark smelling blood, and money, in the water.

'Shark Tank' Update: The Mensch Is Off the Bench

A Hanukkah doll has grown with the help of two very different sharks.

'Shark Tank' Update: The Sharks' Sour Reaction to a Vinegar Company Now Tastes Sweet

This Detroit entrepreneur saw her sales soar, even without a shark's investment. Take that, 'Mr. Wonderful.'

'Shark Tank' Recap: O'Leary Morphs From Grinch to Santa for a Christmas Entrepreneur

Last week's holiday-themed episode brought one company a lump of coal, and three others visions of sugar plums.

The Sharks Weigh in on 'a Business vs. a Product' and How to Tell the Difference

The sharks will happily invest in a great new idea, but only if there's an actual business behind it.

'Shark Tank' Recap: The Gadgets That Sparked a Feeding Frenzy

A week of weird inventions and some great deals for the innovative entrepreneurs behind them

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