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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on why retirement planning is boring. The last thing you expect to hear is that retirement is boring. Retirement finances and strategies can consume and overwhelm any pre-retiree couple. During this episode, Christine Benz explains how retirement planning can be simple and boring.
As Christine said, Doing the boring stuff such as saving and living below your means can really impact your financial future. Having both spouses working and saving for the same goals can be challenging, yet rewarding. Don’t be confused by other advisors that may confuse you into buying something you don’t need or want. If you are wanting a second opinion, we’d love to have a complimentary coffee or call with you to learn more about your concerns, struggles, and goals. If you want to learn more, you can click here to learn more.
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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.