Everyone wants to be financially independent, especially with the ever-changing economy that causes rising prices for goods and services and job uncertainty. Many are doing their best to find opportunities to supplement their current income, from taking additional jobs or starting their own business.
But, some people pursue passive income sources, allowing them to do their current jobs while still earning extra. Some do so well with it that they are able to gain so much that they are retiring early and not worrying about funds.
What exactly is a passive income, and is it enough to help you retire early?
Here is our quick guide about passive income and why we believe you need to consider it if you want to retire early:
What is Passive Income?
When one talks about passive income, it means that funds were earned through means that do not require too much investment or effort. It even continues to make money even when the owner is sleeping.
It is essential to note that passive income is defined differently when taxes are filed. Special rules may be applied for certain types of revenue coming from rental properties or businesses you are not actively involved.
Can it really help me retire early?
While it is not guaranteed that you will earn a lot immediately with a passive income stream, careful planning and maintenance can help passive income streams run for a long time.
Passive income is also crucial to one’s financial independence in the long run because it is not restricted in how much you can earn. If you are a regular employee, there is a limit on how much you can earn per month based on your work hours, age, position, employer’s rules on pay raises and promotions and your overall performance. Even if you can still work in your later years, you will still be restricted with how much you can earn. If you get sick during your employment, your pay will take a hit.
With passive income, you do not have to worry about these restrictions. You can earn from it at any age and in any health condition. You can also pick a passive income stream that isn’t totally related to your current job, allowing you to explore your interests without resigning. As you continue to grow your passive income, it may help you become less reliant on your regular paycheck and have more opportunities to achieve key financial goals you could not reach before.
Whether you plan to retire early or want an additional income source that will help you achieve financial independence, having a passive income source can make a difference in your finances. If you’re going to get started with a passive income stream, research and see which one you are genuinely interested in. With some work and dedication, you may be able to build your passive income stream to the point it will generate a healthy source of financial means regularly.
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I shall look forward to reading your next post, Kally!
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I read posts like this and I light up and I am filled with hope. I will read more of your posts until it can be a reality for me too. It would be nice to have passive income. Maybe I don’t really believe it can happen for me.