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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 writer with more than 600 articles published in major national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post (where he is the regular finance columnist), Consumer Reports, Reader's Digest, and AARP: The Magazine. He has written for a number of financial trade journals, including Financial Planning, Wealth Manager, Financial Advisor, and the newsletter of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Most of his articles have dealt with investments and retirement planning.

Prior to becoming a fulltime freelance writer, Wild was 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).

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