In finance, passive income describes money from a one-time investment that continually generates income flows, without requiring the investor to monitor or actively adjust their holdings. Some ways to generate passive income involve becoming a limited partner in a partnership. However, ordinary individuals can look to other ways to put their money to work for them. The passive investing strategies below warrant a closer look.
- Real Estate
Despite fluctuations over the recent years, real estate persists as a preferred choice for investors looking to generate long-term returns. Specifically, rental properties can furnish apartment owners with a regular income source. The investor can easily acquire a property for a 20% down payment, then install reliable tenants who keep the money flowing.
- Peer-to-Peer Lending
Although the peer-to-peer lending (P2P) industry (aka crowdfunding) is just over a decade old, it has grown by leaps and bounds. It is defined as the act of directly lending money to a person or a business entity, where lenders and the borrowers are connected via online platforms such as Prosper and LendingClub. Returns typically range from 7% to 12%, and there’s very little the investor must do after initially funding the loan.
- Dividend Stocks
Dividend stocks are one of the simplest ways for investors to create passive income. As public companies generate profits, a portion of those earnings are siphoned off and funneled back to investors in the form of dividends. Investors can decide to pocket the cash or reinvest the money in additional shares.
- Index Funds
Index funds are mutual funds or exchange traded funds linked to a particular market index. These funds aim to mirror the performance of the underlying index they track and are passively managed. Therefore, their underlying securities don’t change unless the composition of the index shifts. For investors, this translates to lower management costs and lower turnover rates, which makes them more tax-efficient vehicles than many other investments.
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