Morningstar has been around for 36 years and is by far the best place to get information about all of the mutual funds available. Our guest in this episode, Christine Benz is the director of personal finance and a senior columnist at Morningstar. She is the author or co-author of five books, including 30-minute Money Solutions, which we will be given away at the WCI Conference https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/conference in March, where she is our keynote speaker. Christine has had a 30 year career at Morningstar so lots of investing lessons to be learned from her. See the full show notes here http://whitecoatinvestor.com/investing-lessons-from-christine-benz-of-morningstar-podcast-195 . In this interview we discuss the star rating system for mutual funds that Morningstar uses, her experience educating women investors vs men, owning individual stocks and cryptocurrency, complacency about equity risk these days, whether you should change anything about your investing plan with a new president in office, and what lessons we should take from our experience during this pandemic.
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