As investors, we often look to the market to identify investments such as for stocks to increase in price over time. This centers around the thought of owning companies that increase in value over time will increase wealth. This is true – if it happens in time. But can you retire on the hope of a stock increasing in price? My argument is simply based on the theory of true wealth is the income you generate from your investments. You shouldn’t measure your wealth by the amount of assets, but by the income it generates.
To generate a great retirement, you will need an income stream to maintain the lifestyle you choose to live. It is income that pays the bills and gives you money for the vacation and travels you wish to have in your life. Simply, income is what you live on.
This can be achieved many ways such as owning dividend paying stocks, bonds and other investments such as rental properties. According to studies, dividends have accounted for about 43% of the performance of stocks in the S&P 500 since 1926. But don’t be blinded by focusing on the Wall Street pitch of this stock is the one!
At Get Rich Investment, we view income as the means to financial independence. We focus on generating multiple streams of income from various sources to diversify risk. We start with world class dividend stocks that raise their dividends to produce a growing income stream. Then, we may sell covered calls against these stocks to collect monthly premium income. Another strategy is to sell cash-secured puts to generate income on those stocks we have an interest in purchasing. We also create income from investing in closed-end funds (CEFs) that pay monthly distribution (and also diversifies type of investment classes).
You can guess what happens when your investment income meets or exceeds the amount for your lifestyle. Live the life you want. Get started generating more income today!