Christine Benz

Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar Inc., Chicago, which tracks 530,000 investment offerings. Morningstar.com

Financial Planning

Your Inflation Rate Is Not the Same as the Government’s

Many retirees and older ­consumers on fixed incomes keep an eye on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Misleading Fund Returns

Investors are notoriously bad at choosing when to buy and sell mutual fund shares. And certain funds make it especially…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Asset-Allocation Mutual Funds

Do you have trouble creating a portfolio with a great mix of stocks and bonds—and keeping it on track? Many…