The Trade-Off
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

ABDOMINAL ETCHING

Upside: Washboard abs sans sit-ups Downside: $25,000, plus the girdle you must wear for months. Page 90.

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.