The 4 horseman of products that keep the middle class in prison: 401K, home, credit cards, and college. How can a house be an investment? It produces no money. Investments produce money. People have a dream of getting a doormat that says “The Johnsons” and owning a home for 30 years. Assets pay you—liabilities are thing you pay for. A house is a liability. When you buy a home you pay for the following: Property taxes, Property insurance, Maintenance, and HOA Fees. The expenses are funded by the owner, not the income. Over the past 50 years, a home has returned 1% when adjusting for the rate of inflation. Get involved in multi-family real estate if you want to own a real asset.