A Wise Investment Plan

Now more than ever you need to figure out how much risk you can handle and create a well-diversified portfolio. Here are one expert's tips.

You're probably shellshocked from the investment bombs that have exploded all around you. Now more than ever, you need to develop and stick to a carefully thought out investment plan.

Don't have one? Take some advice from Larry Swedroe, director of research for St. Louis-based Buckingham Asset Management, and author of several useful investing books, including The Successful Investor Today and The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Andrew Tanzer is an editorial consultant and investment writer. After working as a journalist for 25 years at magazines that included Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, he served as a senior research analyst and investment writer at a leading New York-based financial advisor. Andrew currently writes for several large hedge and mutual funds, private wealth advisors, and a major bank. He earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University, an MS in Journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and holds both CFA and CFP® designations.