Morningstar's director of personal finance outlines how to gauge your portfolio's viability, evaluate your allocation, troubleshoot risk factors, and more in this special Web seminar presentation.
Morningstar's director of personal finance recommends locking down short-term income needs in cash-like investments, stress-testing your bond holdings, and staying poised to buy on the dips.
Panel discussion: Christine Benz , advisor Mark Balasa, and Morningstar columnist Mark Miller discuss how withdrawal rates, asset allocation, Social Security decisions, and long-term-care insurance factor into portfolio sustainability.
In addition to moving from stocks to bonds, investors may also pivot away from more volatile intra-asset-class tilts as they move into retirement, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
When using the maneuver, mind the pro-rata rule, don't dally with your nondeductible IRA, and remember the do-over option, if you need it, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Morningstar's Christine Benz recommends these tried-and-true value-leaning stock funds, still-open foreign-stock favorites, and TIPS funds for investors who want to tilt against the grain.
A flexible withdrawal strategy, diversification across account types, and targeted Roth conversions can limit the tax drag for retirees, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Consider ticking up your savings rate, working a bit longer (but maybe in a different job), and nudging your portfolio allocations, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Home-price appreciation and a strong stock market have brightened the picture for savers, but not across the board, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Higher rates could bring much-needed yield to safer investments but could also crunch longer-term bond holdings and some areas of the stock market, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .