Passive Income Investments: How to Make Your Money Work for You

Michael Daudelin |

Passive income is an extremely misunderstood concept, many people believe that they will need large amounts of money and time to start earning passive income because it requires buying and renting expensive property. 

This is simply not the case, passive income can be generated with even smaller size investments, and the benefits of doing so include better tax breaks, higher income limits, and earlier retirement.

Allegiance is an independent Registered Investment Advisor(RIA) with over 25 years of experience, at Allegiance we help our clients work with what they have and find ways for them to generate passive income and retire comfortably.

We believe income is the key to building wealth and is usually associated with working a full-time job. But what if you could potentially increase your income without working any extra hours? Passive income is defined as money that’s earned with little to no daily effort. Allegiance takes care of the extra work involved in setting up passive income investments, they can create a great opportunity for boosting your income long-term while still enjoying your free time outside of work. 

Here’s what you need to know about passive income investments. 

Benefits of Passive Income Investments 

If you’re working on an ambitious wealth-building goal, passive income seems like a no-brainer. But there are plenty of other reasons to consider passive income investments, even if you’re not concerned about building wealth. Making your money work for you is a great option for those who are looking to retire early. Many people in the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement choose passive sources of income to maximize their retirement savings. Or, if you’re getting close to retirement age and you’re concerned about your savings, you may consider a passive income investment to help boost your income for your last few working years. 

Another benefit of passive income investing is that it can act as a backup plan in case of job loss. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us understand the importance of staying flexible during a crisis, and those with passive income especially have the benefit of continuing to earn income even during times of temporary unemployment. Similarly, if you’re no longer able to work for any reason, passive income can help you get by while reducing the risk of draining your savings. 

Downsides to Passive Income Investments 

If you’re considering a passive income investment, make sure you’re informed of everything that’s required to get your investment up and running. Passive income doesn’t manifest from nothing—while it’s a great way to boost your income long-term, it may be difficult to find the best way to start, this is where Allegiance comes in. At Allegiance we help our customers choose which investments fit their specific needs and can yield the best results for their retirement. 

For example, owning a rental property is a form of passive income investing. But in order to get started with rental income, you’ll need to factor in expenses like down payments, closing costs, renovations, and maintenance. If you’re planning to fix up your rental property on your own, you’ll need to plan to work extra hours until the property is in livable condition. Allegiance can help you find better passive income investments with smaller initial investments and similar returns. 

No matter what your financial goals are, passive income investments have the potential to help you reach them quickly and efficiently. If you’re considering a new investment strategy, talk to a financial professional to figure out what plan works best for you. 

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