Ahead of Portfolio Makeover Week, Morningstar's Christine Benz offers tips to alleviate common concerns over retirement readiness, inflation, allocation, and more.
Retirement beckons, and this couple has some decisions to make.
May 20-24: Morningstar's Christine Benz helps investors assess allocations, check their progress, target holes and overlap, and upgrade their holdings.
With a toddler, and another baby on the way, a single-earner couple aims to get the most bang for their investment dollars.
After strong flows into stock funds earlier this year, investor interest in equities is waning as bond funds remain in high demand, says Morningstar's Mike Rawson.
These plans offer investors many benefits in saving for retirement, but they also have their drawbacks.
The decision about when to file for Social Security benefits is a complicated one, and it gets even more complex when two spouses are involved.
Although value funds have led the pack during this year's equity bull run, a handful of growth-oriented portfolios have held their own.
As investors debate the challenges of interest-rate and credit risks, they should also understand the role bonds play in their portfolios, says Morningstar's Sarah Bush.
Many let portfolio performance dictate how much they spend.