About: Russell Wild, MBA

Russell Wild is the author or co-author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books, including most recently, Bond Investing for Dummies, Second Edition (Wiley, 2012), Exchange Traded Funds For Dummies, Second Edition (Wiley, 2012), One Year to An Organized Financial Life (Da Capo, 2010, co-authored with professional organizer Regina Leeds), Index Investing for Dummies (Wiley, 2009), and The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce (Wiley, 2005; co-authored with ex-wife attorney Susan Ellis Wild). Wild is also a prolific magazine writer with more than 500 articles in major national magazines, including AARP The Magazine; AARP Bulletin; Consumer Reports, Details, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger’s, Maxim, Men's Journal, Health, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and The Saturday Evening Post. Wild's books and magazine articles have been reprinted or excerpted in Reader's Digest (on several occasions), Men's Health, New Woman, and in countless newspapers and websites. Most of his articles for consumer magazines have offered snappy, practical advice on personal finance, especially investing. He also contributes regularly to professional financial journals, such as Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, The NAPFA Advisor, and Wealth Manager, and on occasion to custom publications, such as investor newsletters for Fidelity, Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo. Wild is formerly a senior editor in the book division of Rodale Press, and the founding editor of Men's Health Books. Way back when, he worked as a credit analyst at a large bank. In college, he studied economics, graduated magna cum laude, and went on to get a master's degree in business administration (MBA) in international management. In addition to his work as a writer and author, Wild is also a fee-only financial planner and investment advisor registered with the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. He is a long-standing member and past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), as well as a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Posts by Russell Wild, MBA:

Know Your Wants From Your Needs

Your portfolio looks wilted. Your home’s value is seeping through the basement floor. Perhaps your income has been battered, too. In tough economic times, a... More

Back from the Abyss

Lessons in investing and a few other things learned from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.... More