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Christine Benz

author Image Christine Benz is director of personal finance for Morningstar and senior columnist for Morningstar.com. She is a frequent speaker at AAII Investor Conferences and Local Chapter meetings.


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Area of Expertise: mutual funds

Website: morningstar.com

Books:30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances” and “Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Morningstar’s Best Ideas for 2010 and Beyond”

Email: christine.benz@morningstar.com

Biography:
Christine Benz is director of personal finance for Morningstar and senior columnist for Morningstar.com. She is also author of “30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances” (John Wiley and Sons, January 2010), co-author of “Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success,” a national bestseller published in 2003 and author of the book’s second edition, which was published in 2005. Before assuming her current role in 2008, Benz served as Morningstar’s director of mutual fund analysis. She has also served as editor of Morningstar Mutual Funds, Morningstar FundInvestor and Morningstar Practical Finance.

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  1. Portfolio Strategies »

    Using the Bucket Approach With Your Retirement Portfolio

    By segmenting their portfolios based on when they will need the money, retirees can fulfill both short-term cash and long-term growth requirements.

    October 2013 | Journal

  2. Stock Strategies »

    Uncovering Opportunities in a Tumultuous Market

    Opportunities exist for investors willing to seek out stocks with discounted valuations and wide business moats.

    September 2012 | Journal