Are you looking for a safe & secure return for your hard-earned savings?
Well… of course! Aren’t we all?
We often hear from other investors and how disappointed they are with their returns. It seems that whether they are invested in mutual funds, stocks or GIC’s they are faced with the same dilemma – How do I achieve a higher rate of return while still keeping my investment dollars safe?
We also hear from soon-to-be retirees and their concerns – If I invest for safety then my return will not be high enough to meet my retirement goals. But if I invest with higher risk in hopes for a higher return then I might actually lose money.
You work hard for your money. Shouldn’t your money work hard for you?
Frustrated ourselves with these types of concerns, we felt there has got to be a better way. After exploring many different options and strategies we felt real estate deserved some further investigation and ooh boy… were we ever right!!!
Through the acquisition of carefully selected and impeccably managed real estate properties, you too can obtain financial freedom sooner than you ever thought possible.
What do you mean by “Financial Freedom”?
There’s a difference between financial freedom and a high salary. Many people assume that the higher your salary, the more financially free you are, well that’s simply not true. Financial freedom occurs when your monthly expenditures are equal to the passive income you generate. For example, mortgage brokers often receive “trail”, a small percentage of the monthly payment of loans they prepared. This is passive income: they have done 100% of the work associated with that loan, and now receive this money every month with no extra effort involved. Once a mortgage broker has written enough loans so that his or her trail is equal to monthly expenses, they could do absolutely no work and still be receiving enough money to live from. This is financial freedom.
Compare this to an executive of a company with a salary of 1 million dollars per year. Should they lose that job, their lifestyle will likely take a hit: they may have to downgrade homes, cut back on the use of vehicles, and maybe even sell a car. The executive’s lifestyle is directly related to their salary, their direct income, not their passive income.
One of the phrases you’ll hear me use the most often is that you should make your money work for you, not the other way around. Passive income is the perfect example of this. It’s not difficult to get passive income: I met a man once named Derek Foster, who retired when he was 34. When he was in University, he started putting aside $200 every month to purchase high-yield dividend stocks. These stocks accumulated, and every three months he would receive dividend cheques. These cheques became larger and larger, and there was no work required from him, other than saving $200 every month and choosing whether he should put it into Coca-Cola or Colgate Palmolive. When he was 34, these cheques became large enough that they equaled his expenses, and he retired.
Dividends from stocks, rental income from investment property, trail commission: it’s all ways to get passive income, which is the “true” way to get rich. Once you’re financially free and living off passive income, any extra money you make can go to other investments, savings, etc. You should always aim for passive income, always aim for this financial freedom. It’s much less stressful to be financially free than to have a higher salary but still be working that 9-5 job.