“This book isn't one that requires you to read it all the way through, as the author freely admits. But if you have a question about retirement plans, emergency funds, 529 plans or the right stock/bond mix, among many other subjects, it's a fine financial road map. Benz's conversational, straightforward make this a pleasant and very useful read.”
—Associated Press, January 2010
From the Inside Flap
Today's investor faces money challenges that were unimaginable just a few short years ago. How can you meet the demands of housing, college savings, retirement, and other financial goals without spending all of your spare time focused on them?
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance for Morningstar, gives you the tools for tackling your money challenges with this practical guide. Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions provides investors at all life stages with an effective road map to getting their financial affairs in order by breaking the process down into short, manageable 30-Minute steps. To keep your finances on track, you'll also receive access to an exclusive Web site where you can download worksheets, use financial calculators, find additional money-related articles, and view up-to-date lists of the best investments for your portfolio.
Written in a straightforward and easy-to-follow style, this reliable resource:
Lays out the tools to get organized, including setting up a system for tracking your money and important financial documents, setting financial goals, and developing a budget and financial plan
Shows you how to match the right investments to your goals—whether you're making your first investment or have an established portfolio of securities—using time-tested investment strategies and Morningstar insights
Coaches you on how to tend to other important financial tasks, such as estate planning and managing taxes
Read Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions in its entirety for a comprehensive money plan, or read select chapters to meet specific challenges, such as saving for college or reviving an ailing retirement plan. It's the ideal money guide for both new and experienced investors from the most trusted name in investment research, Morningstar.