Securing Your Future: A Self Help Guide

BUSINESS WEEK and leading financial planners clear a path through the thicket of choices

Life would be much simpler if there were one formula that everyone could use for retirement investing. But there isn't--and so we labor over asset-allocation ratios, scour mutual-fund reports, and endure guilt-inducing financial sales pitches. Alternatively, we hire a planner to do the work or put our fate in the hands of, um, a trusted stockbroker friend.

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