Advantages: A business is the most powerful asset to own because you can benefit from tax advantages, leverage people to increase your cash flow and have control of your operations. The richest people in the world own businesses Disadvantage: business are “people intense” by that I mean you have to manage employees, clients and customers. People skills and leadership skills, as well as talented people who can work as a team are essential for a business to be a success. This takes the most financial intelligence to run and probably is the most prosperous of the 4 asset classes
Real estate Advantages: real estate can have high returns due to using banks money for leverage via financing and other peoples money (OPM) via investors, capitalizing form tax advantages like depreciation and collection Steady Cash flow from if the asset is managed well and is the most easy to leverage
Disadvantages: Real estate is a management intensive asset. is illiquid and if mismanaged can cost you a lot of money .after a business, real estate require the second highest level of financial intelligence.
Paper Assets Advantages: paper assets have the advantage of being easy to invest in.additonaly they are very liquid.
Disadvantage: they are very easy to Liquidate and you don’t have much control over them the majority of the time
Hard Assets Advantages: commodities are a good hedge protection against inflation Disadvantages: you have to find a safe place to put them
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