My Biggest Investment Lessons

Morningstar columnist Christine Benz reflects on the biggest lessons she has learned from 25 years of investing

Christine Benz 2 January, 2020 | 10:26AM

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I've worked at Morningstar for more than 25 years now and one of the best aspects of my current job is that I get to think about and work on a huge range of topics that have a real impact on people's lives, from constructing sturdy retirement plans to coping with cognitive decline to paying for college. I'm constantly learning new things, and I love hearing from Morningstar users about their strategies and successes. I also like to hear what they're worried about, because that helps me know what I should be working on.

As I reflect on the past 25 years and look forward, here are some of the key lessons I've learned:

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Christine Benz

Christine Benz  is director of personal finance at Morningstar and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances.

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