MTI137: Should You Trust Fund Ratings? with Christine Benz

Morningstar’s Director of Personal Finance, Christine Benz, advises why an investor shouldn’t only rely on Morningstar® research, but should also do their own. She also breaks down the difference between index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Morningstar® researches mutual funds and rates them with stars to give investors a visual guideline of their performance. Our panelists discuss the benefits of using Morningstar® to help make the best investing decisions.

Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index

 

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Today’s guest, Christine Benz:

Christine Benz is Morningstar’s Director of Personal Finance after two years as Director of Mutual Fund Analysis. She authored “Morningstar’s 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances

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Today’s Panelists

Doug Goldstein | Rich as a King
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Miranda Marquit | Planting Money Seeds
Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins

For a quick bio of each of our show participants, head on over to our panelists page.

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About our sponsor, BUZZ Index

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