Your assets are things you have that are valuable. Money, property, and skills are all assets.

When you talk about assets, you're talking about things that are good to have: they're worth something or they're useful. Money is certainly an asset. A house you own is an asset. If you're an employer, good employees are assets to the company. Personal qualities can be assets, too: if you're smart, brave, or even just good looking, consider it an asset.

Definitions of assets
  1. noun
    anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
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    part, percentage, portion, share
    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    tax base
    collective value of taxable assets
    money that you currently expect to receive from notes or accounts
    crown jewel
    the most desirable assets of a corporation
    deep pocket
    a source of substantial wealth (usually plural)
    reserve assets
    capital held back from investment in order to meet probable or possible demands
    amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money
    a quantity of money
    available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
    intangible, intangible asset
    assets that are saleable though not material or physical
    current assets, liquid assets, quick assets
    assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)
    investment, investment funds
    money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
    protection, security
    defense against financial failure; financial independence
    material resource
    assets in the form of material possessions
    wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
    capital, working capital
    assets available for use in the production of further assets
    cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource
    assets in the form of money
    hole card
    any assets that are concealed until they can be used advantageously
    money available for a client to borrow
    a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations
    accounts receivable
    a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services
    the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
    gross, receipts, revenue
    the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    cash surrender value
    the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured
    an amount of money contributed
    endowment, endowment fund
    the capital that provides income for an institution
    (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
    the sum of money that is misappropriated
    a portion of something (especially money)
    a share that has been dispensed or distributed
    a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
    a portion of something divided into shares
    a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
    an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    piece, slice
    a share of something
    a promised or claimed share of loot or money
    interest, stake
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    profit sharing
    a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
    a share of the profits
    allocation, allotment
    a share set aside for a specific purpose
    loss, red, red ink
    the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
    paper gold, special drawing rights
    reserve assets in the International Monetary Fund; designed to supplement reserves of gold and convertible currencies used to maintain stability in the foreign exchange market
    an amount of money expressed numerically
    natural resource, natural resources
    resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
    labor resources
    resources of available manpower
    good will, goodwill
    (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
    the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    speculation, venture
    an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    easy street
    financial security
    hedge, hedging
    any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    coverage, insurance coverage
    the total amount and type of insurance carried
    promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
    riches, wealth
    an abundance of material possessions and resources
    means, substance
    considerable capital (wealth or income)
    risk capital, venture capital
    wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises
    operating capital
    capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
    corpus, principal, principal sum
    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    seed money
    capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise
    the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
    bankroll, roll
    a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    a supply of money
    Medicaid funds
    public funds used to pay for Medicaid
    coffer, exchequer, treasury
    the funds of a government or institution or individual
    money supply
    the total stock of money in the economy; currency held by the public plus money in accounts in banks
    bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, support, sustenance
    the financial means whereby one lives
    backing, financial backing, financial support, funding, support
    financial resources provided to make some project possible
    ways and means
    resources available to meet expenses (especially legislation for raising revenue for a government)
    advance, cash advance
    an amount paid before it is earned
    cheap money
    credit available at low rates of interest
    export credit
    a credit opened by an importer with a bank in an exporter's country to finance an export operation
    import credit
    credit opened by an importer at a bank in his own country upon which an exporter may draw
    bank line, credit line, line, line of credit, personal credit line, personal line of credit
    the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    commercial credit
    credit granted by a bank to a business concern for commercial purposes
    letter of credit
    a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit
    payroll, paysheet
    the total amount of money paid in wages
    an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount
    a sum of money offered as a prize
    a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
    escrow funds
    funds held in escrow
    matching funds
    funds that will be supplied in an amount matching the funds available from other sources
    type of:
    anything owned or possessed
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