Christine Benz

BENZ: CAREER MOTIVATION

January 14, 2022

Morningstar’s longtime Director of Personal Finance, Christine Benz never loses her enthusiasm for the job. She explains what keeps her motivated.

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RISING INFLATION, INTEREST RATES & EXPENSIVE MARKETS CALL FOR REASSESSING RETIREMENT PLANS

January 14, 2022

One of the biggest changes of the past year has been the record number of Americans who are quitting their jobs. It’s so pronounced that it has a name. It’s called “The Great Resignation.” 

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2021’S FINANCIAL TO-DO LIST WITH MORNINGSTAR’S PERSONAL FINANCE GURU, CHRISTINE BENZ

January 22, 2021

Blast off! Stock markets are setting records, with tech stocks leading the charge once again. “Don’t fight the Fed” should now encompass “don’t fight the Treasury, fiscal stimulus, vaccinations and investor demand for ‘real’ (after inflation) returns.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the “S&P 500 rose 14.3% from Election Day through Inauguration Day, its best performance on record for that period.” (The Wall Street Journal “Stocks Climb To Records, Led By Tech Sector” 1/21/21)
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THE PANDEMIC ERA REQUIRES RETHINKING FINANCIAL PLANS SAYS PERSONAL FINANCE GURU CHRISTINE BENZ

January 15, 2021

COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our professional and personal lives, including the state of our finances.   Continue Reading »

GET YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER WITH PERSONAL FINANCE GURU CHRISTINE BENZ’ FINANCIAL TO-DO LIST!

January 10, 2020

At the beginning of every new year or at tax time when I am under the IRS deadline gun, I vow this year is going to be different and I will finally get organized and make decisions over time instead of at the last minute.
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