Weekend Reading

"The Right Way to Hire Financial Help: A Complete Guide to Choosing and Managing Brokers, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, Lawyers, Tax Preparers, Bankers and Real Estate Agents," by Charles A. Jaffe ($15.95, MIT Press). Most popular personal finance books focus on teaching the do-it-yourselfer. But that approach has its limitations, especially when real money is at stake. Boston Globe columnist Jaffe recommends putting together a financial team to help you, and offers solid, real-world advice on how to go about it.

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