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Christine Benz

Christine Benz

is Morningstar's director of personal finance.

Experts forecast stock and bond returns: 2024 edition
Markets
Experts forecast stock and bond returns: 2024 edition
Bond outlooks improve, but stocks’ prospects drop on the heels of 2023′s rally.
We need to talk about your retirement ‘spending’
Retirement
We need to talk about your retirement ‘spending’
Big inheritances can be a sign of underconsumption and suboptimal planning.
Cage match: Traditional index funds vs. ETFs
ETFs
Cage match: Traditional index funds vs. ETFs
How do they stack up when it comes to costs, trading capabilities, and taxes?
3 ways to uncomplicate your retirement portfolio
Personal Finance
3 ways to uncomplicate your retirement portfolio
Retirement planning is complicated. Your retirement portfolio shouldn’t be.
4 dangerous assumptions that could ruin your retirement
Personal Finance
4 dangerous assumptions that could ruin your retirement
By the time retirement savers realise the error of their ways, it may be too late
How to benchmark your portfolio
Personal Finance
How to benchmark your portfolio
If you’re evaluating your portfolio, make sure you’re using a benchmark that reflects what you’re actually trying to see.
I have a ‘too hard’ pile for financial information. And you should, too.
Personal Finance
I have a ‘too hard’ pile for financial information. And you should, too.
How to avoid becoming overwhelmed with incoming information.
Do as I say (Not as I do)
Personal Finance
Do as I say (Not as I do)
On my failings as an investor.
6 tips for investing in your 40s and 50s
Personal Finance
6 tips for investing in your 40s and 50s
Key financial priorities for investors in the peak earnings years of their 40s and 50s.
Are you making these 4 common portfolio mistakes?
Personal Finance
Are you making these 4 common portfolio mistakes?
Problem spots in real-world portfolios—and how to fix them.
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