IS THE REWARD WORTH THE RISK?
(MONEY Magazine) – This month: Strategies for retirement security and eternal youth
HIGH REWARD / LOW RISK
MAXING OUT YOUR 401(k)
Upside: Tax breaks, plus free money from your employer Downside: None, since you were going to save that money anyway, right? Uh, right? Page 76.
HIGH REWARD / HIGH RISK
INVESTING AGGRESSIVELY FOR YOUR TRUE AGE
Upside: You might be able to make up for a late start. Downside: Likely payoff is no better than safer strategy. Page 76.
LOW REWARD / LOW RISK
FINALLY UPGRADING TO DVR
Upside: TV without ads! Plus, your kids stop thinking you're clueless. Downside: Another remote to learn. Page 123.
LOW REWARD / HIGH RISK
Upside: Washboard abs sans sit-ups Downside: $25,000, plus the girdle you must wear for months. Page 90.