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Ecology of Money

Managing Real Estate Assets in Your Retirement Portfolio

Answers on asset allocation, mortgage debt in retirement, and rental properties.

Real estate is one of those quirky assets that often defies our best abilities to manage it. We crave ownership of it, yet unlike stocks and bonds, we never really know what it's worth until we sell it.

Owning real estate, of course, has long-term benefits, but you need to be cautious, especially when you enter the world of rental properties and include real estate as part of a larger retirement portfolio.