Craig L. Israelsen

Craig L. Israelsen, is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he teaches Personal and Family Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in Family Resource Management from Brigham Young University. Craig received a B.S. in Agribusiness and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Utah State University. Primary among his research interests is the analysis of mutual funds and the design of investment portfolios. Craig writes monthly for Financial Planning magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of Indexes and His research has also been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Asset Management (U.K.), Journal of Performance Measurement, Asia Financial Planning Journal (Singapore), Journal of Family and Economic Issues, and Financial Counseling and Planning. Craig is the developer of the 7Twelve Portfolio and a principal at Target Date Analytics LLC (

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