Russ Wiles, Burlington TimesNews

Russ Wiles

Burlington TimesNews

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Russ:

Take control of your money: What you need to watch out for in your mid-year review

Here are some important recent financial trends and developments to consider for your finances as the economy shifts. → Read More

Take control of your money: What you need to watch out for in your mid-year review

Here are some important recent financial trends and developments to consider for your finances as the economy shifts. → Read More

5 crucial money decisions you'll make in your life

Good choices can pay off handsomely over time, lifting you up the wealth ladder. Bad judgment calls can condemn you to years of financial struggles. → Read More

Retirement wealth gap: Here's who benefits from the proposed round of retirement rule changes

The many federal retirement incentives adopted in recent decades have made a difference, but there's still a big divide in the retirement wealth gap. → Read More

Cash was ‘not king’: Many expected financial chaos during the pandemic but it wasn't all bad

Despite millions of job losses and other economic pressures, key indicators like bankruptcies and loan delinquencies are mostly stable. → Read More

Local board makes decision in millionaires' squabble over iconic Arizona golf courses

A nearly two-year legal fight over non-golf activities at two of Arizona’s most iconic courses has been decided. → Read More

IRS says it's sent all stimulus payments. What can you do if you didn't get one?

The Internal Revenue Service said eligible Americans who haven't received stimulus payments will need to claim them on their income-tax return. → Read More

The pandemic altered financial behaviors for many. Here's what we can expect to change for good.

Everyday life barely resembles what it did a year ago. Many of us work differently, save differently and certainly spend differently. → Read More

While an economic recovery may come, many will deal with COVID-19's financial fallout

Improvement won't come overnight, and some problems from pandemic — tax payments, debts and saving deficits — could get worse before they get better. → Read More

The special retirement plan rules of 2020: What you need to know as year comes to end

Congress enacted changes to help people tap into their accounts to stay afloat during the pandemic. Some apply to 2020 only. Others will last longer → Read More

As 2020 comes to an end, consider these tax and investment tips

From tax planning for stimulus payments and charitable contributions to planning for what the future may hold, these are five things to consider. → Read More

What Biden and other Democrats have proposed for 401(k) plans, home ownership and building wealth

It's too early to know if these proposals will ever get enacted, especially if Republicans hold onto the Senate, but a few would affect many Americans. → Read More

From cannabis to cars: 5 industries that might offer long-term investment potential

Analysts at investment researcher Morningstar dusted off their crystal balls for a glimpse of where they see growth potential by 2030. → Read More

Emotions can mess up an investment plan. Beware of 6 irrational ways to make decisions

Researchers have identified more than 100 biases or tendencies that lead to poor decisions. These are six of the most common ones. → Read More

Arizona-made electric car to get 500-plus miles on single charge, manufacturer says

An electric car to start rolling out of an Arizona factory next year will get more than 500 miles on a charge, according to manufacturer Lucid Motors. → Read More

How will the stock market react if Democrats win the White House and Senate? Here's what history suggests.

Stock prices have marched relentlessly higher in recent months, even as the former vice president maintains a lead over President Trump in the polls. → Read More

Here's what Trump's executive order deferring payroll taxes means for workers

The impact could be muted compared with the $1,200-per-person stimulus checks that were sent out earlier this year. But there’s a chance those who → Read More

Beyond job losses, Americans face many types of coronavirus financial fallout. The impact will linger

Some Americans will see an erosion in their credit scores, affecting their ability to borrow, while others could fall behind in retirement preparation. → Read More

Pay attention to these key tax changes caused by coronavirus pandemic

Several key changes, some designed to ease the financial burden of the resulting recession, are notable this year. → Read More

Big IRS backlog: Months after filing their taxes, some still wait for a refund

As of April 17, the original filing deadline, the IRS had processed 24 million fewer returns than it had last year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service said → Read More