Christine Benz is director of personal finance for Morningstar. Benz is also editor of Morningstar Practical Finance, a monthly personal-finance newsletter, and writes a weekly column on Morningstar.com. She is also co-author of The Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success, a national bestseller.
Recent Articles By The Author
Financial Makeover: Get Real on Retirement
A couple in their late 50s mulls the prospect of coming up short.
Financial Makeover: Making Up for Lost Time
A retired military serviceman crafts a portfolio with an emphasis on income generation.
Makeover Matures Younger Retiree's Portfolio
The mission: Transition a stock-heavy portfolio to a more age-appropriate asset allocation.
Makeover Gets Serious About Saving, Investing
A 36-year-old IT executive crafts a plan for fulfilling his financial ambitions.
Makeover Finds High Price for Peace of Mind
Without some changes, inflation could exact a heavy toll on this nest egg.