Russell Price is the Chief Economist for Ameriprise Financial, a role he has held since 2012. Prior to joining Ameriprise, Price was the senior economist for H&R Block Financial Advisors for seven years. He was also a generalist equity research analyst for more than six years before his role at H&R Block Financial Advisors.
Russell is frequently quoted in publications such as The Associated Press, Fox Business, Bloomberg News, Business Week and Reuters and has appeared in many other national media outlets.
Notably, he has been repeatedly cited by Bloomberg Financial as a “Bloomberg Best” for being one of the most accurate economic forecasters in their benchmark consensus survey. Through June 2021,Bloomberg ranked him as the sixth most accurate forecaster of U.S. economic fundamentals over the prior two years out of a field of 70 global economists. He’s been in the top 10 of the Bloomberg economic rankings every quarter since at least 2015.
Derek Tharp is the lead researcher at Kitces.com and an assistant professor of finance at the University of Southern Maine. He earned his Ph.D. in personal financial planning at Kansas State University.
In addition to writing at Kitces.com, Derek regularly contributes to the wealth management section of the Wall Street Journal’s Experts Blog. His research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Retirement and Journal of Personal Finance.