There are definitely pros and cons to all investment vehicles. Rentals allow business expenses and depreciation. Stocks and bonds allow a smaller long term capital gains tax.
If there was only a crystal ball to know what would work best for the future, we would be all set.
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016
at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!