Christine Benz is director of personal finance and retirement planning for Morningstar and senior columnist for Morningstar.com. She also co-hosts a podcast for Morningstar, The Long View. She has been widely quoted in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, CNBC, and PBS. Barron’s named her to its list of the 100 most influential women in finance in 2020 and 2021, and as one of the 10 most influential women in wealth management in 2021.
Benz is author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances; co-author of Morningstar® Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success; and author of that book’s second edition.