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Christine Benz

Christine Benz

Christine Benz is Morningstar's director of personal finance and retirement planning 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. Follow Christine on Twitter: @christine_benz.



Christine Benz shares her favorite fixed-income picks for the intermediate-term portion of her ETF bucket portfolios for retirees.

Alex Bryan's ETF picks include one that's plain-vanilla, two minimum volatility options, and a dividend-payer.

Even plain-vanilla index funds that track the S&P 500 are making some active bets that investors need to be aware of, says Morningstar's Ben Johnson.