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Financial Crisis: Is it safe to invest again?

Five years after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, investors are still leery of the markets.

Those who once thought their investments were a sure thing are now obsessed with playing it safe.

(Read more: Financial crisis: Lessons learned by investors)

A Federal Reserve study reported the median wealth of U.S. families fell by a median of nearly 40% between the years of 2007-2010. The Investment Company Institute, according to published reports, said individual investors pulled out $395 billion from mutual funds in the four years ending in 2011.

Which brings us to now; as those investors who were burned and lost their money – and their faith ask, is it safe to jump back in?

CNBC's Sharon Epperson gets some expert advice – and caution – from three top financial advisors.

(Read more: Financial crisis: Lessons learned by advisors)

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