Christine Benz

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

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

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

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

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

Makeover Finds High Price for Peace of Mind

Without some changes, inflation could exact a heavy toll on this nest egg.