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How cash bucketing keeps your retirement spending on track
Retirement
How cash bucketing keeps your retirement spending on track
Leaders in retirement research share how you can set a withdrawal rate that won’t leave you with leftovers.  
Jessica Bebel | 28 June 2022
A down-market survival guide for your 20s, 30s, and 40s
Personal Finance
A down-market survival guide for your 20s, 30s, and 40s
When you have many years until retirement, market volatility should be easy to shrug off, but it isn't always. A step-by-step guide to taking control.
Christine Benz | 26 May 2022
A down-market survival guide for retirees
Retirement
A down-market survival guide for retirees
These six steps can help you take back control in uncertain times.
Christine Benz | 23 May 2022
The good news about retirement income
Retirement
The good news about retirement income
A lower starting withdrawal rate doesn't guarantee you'll have to live on less.
Christine Benz | 03 November 2021
There's more to investing than just risk and return
Stocks
There's more to investing than just risk and return
In praise of what can't be measured.
Christine Benz | 06 October 2021
Risk, not volatility, is the real enemy
Markets
Risk, not volatility, is the real enemy
Grant us investors the wisdom to know the difference.  
Christine Benz | 27 July 2021
Some investments just aren't worth the effort: Benz
Personal Finance
Some investments just aren't worth the effort: Benz
My 'too hard' pile is pretty big, and yours should be too.
Christine Benz | 22 July 2021
Covid-19 and the future of financial planning
Personal Finance
Covid-19 and the future of financial planning
It’s time to rethink what our financial goals can and should look like, writes Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz.
Christine Benz | 14 October 2020
Retiring during a pandemic
Video
Retiring during a pandemic
How to handle this decision—even when it is made for you.
Christine Benz | 13 October 2020
Why your investment strategy should fit on an index card
Personal Finance
Why your investment strategy should fit on an index card
Distilling your investment approach into a few sentences can further some important goals.
Christine Benz | 07 October 2020