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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on the retirement bucket approach. During this episode, Christine expounds further on the bucket approach and behavioral finance. Hans and Christine talk about situations where investors reacted poorly to market situations. Christine stresses the importance of sticking to your financial planning during uncertain times.
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Christine Benz Bio
Christine Benz is Morningstar’s director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois. Christine lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg. She is an avid cook, a political junkie, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Follow Christine on Twitter.