The author, a fee-only financial planner, is president of Altfest Personal Wealth Management, a financial and investment advisory firm in New York City, and an associate professor of finance at Pace University.
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After the collapse of the housing bubble, you might think that real estate is still a risky investment. Learn why you might want to reconsider that assessment.
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