I love this article from Bigger Pockets . I have taken some salient points which made good sense to me
Passively Investing in Real Estate is Critical for Retirement
Passive real estate investing allows investors the freedom to choose when to retire and without passive income, many will not be able to do so.
Definition of Wealth
What is wealth? Have you ever really thought about it? Or more importantly, have you ever thought about what wealth looks like for you? Wealthy is when we are able to stop… to stop doing the things we have to do so we can do the things we want to do. Each of us has a lifestyle that we live and hopefully we have identified hobbies or activities that we enjoy; wealth is simply a mathematical equation that tells each of us how long we can enjoy those hobbies and our lifestyle before our funds run out!
Here is a simple mathematical equation for determining wealth:
There are many retirement forecast sites you can visit (**some are at the end of this article) but essentially this is the equation and it’s easy enough for me to do it!
Balance of Accounts (cash on hand, retirement) = Retirement funds:
Monthly expenses (Mortgage payment, car notes, living expenses, insurance, required funding):
Monthly passive income (Net cash flow after debt service & expenses):
Monthly Expense - Monthly Passive Income = Total Monthly Flow (Positive or Negative) Multiply this number by 12 to get Yearly Flow
Retirement Funds/Yearly Flow = number of years
*Ideally your passive income is larger than monthly expenses, but for most, it is not. Subtract the passive income from the expenses and divide your Retirement funds by this number and you have how many years you can maintain your current lifestyle before your funds ran out. Most people are often surprised to see that after a short handful of years their funds are gone.
Since very few of us are built with the notion that working until our last day is our idea of enjoyment, putting together a plan for growing passive income becomes critical for securing a comfortable retirement.
Develop Passive Investments for Retirement
By adding passive investment properties to a portfolio, an investor gives themselves the freedom to choose which activities are most important to them
Passive Income and Real Estate Investing
I’ve flipped some properties and I hold some as a long-term rental. Essentially, I do nothing except choose what I wish to invest in today! I leave the hard work to others who manage the whole process I simply just enjoy choosing what to invest in today!
Luckily, I am building a ***passive income that will allow me to experience retirement on my terms for many years to come
Go well till the next time