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Stop Trading Your Time For Money & Create Passive Income

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

I remember this happened to me. I was changing jobs, we moved from South Texas to Dallas and I had a couple of months off before starting my new job. I was happy because for the first time in several years I had a couple of weeks off. I was a bit anxious however, I knew I was not going to receive any salary for some time.

For most doctors or health care professionals, that means zero income for the following weeks.



Now, let’s pretend that during employment, you leveraged your money.


 

"The rich don't work for money. They make their money work for them." - Robert Kiyosaki

 

Three Types of Income


Most people’s income is active, which means it’s from a consistent paycheck. But wealthy people typically earn Residual or Passive income (or both!).


ACTIVE INCOME

Active income is from your employer (or from your practice) and requires activity in exchange for money. When you stop, the income stops.

RESIDUAL INCOM

Residual income means you receive money after the work is done. For example, every book an author sells provides residual income.

PASSIVE INCOME

Passive income is earned with very little effort and continues flowing even when you aren’t working. Real estate investments are one of the most stable sources of passive income.


Remember the job loss scenario? Let’s pretend you’d built passive income, on the side, during employment.

Since you stop working, your earnings decreased by your monthly salary amount, but you still have income.

Financial freedom is achieved when your earned passive income supersedes your active income.



Investing in Stocks vs. Real Estate

Historically, the stock market returns about 8% annually, which means $100,000 would produce roughly $8,000 per year. That’s only $667 per month.

To replace an income of $12,000 per month for example, you’d need $144,000 per year, which would be 8% of $1’800,000.

However, with real estate, $100,000 could buy a $400,000 rental home. How?

The bank brings $300,000 to the table.

You put in 25%, the bank puts in 75%, and you earn 100% of the profits.

A $400,000 home renting for $3,600 with a mortgage of $2,100 would net you $1,500 per month. Theoretically, 8 investments of this size could replace a $12,000 monthly income.

In the house example, the total rental income plus $25,000 in additional equity (based on 5% annual appreciation) equals $43,000, or 43% return in just one year.

But I Don’t Want to Be a Landlord

The numbers look enticing, but being a landlord does not. Instead, you can join a small team to acquire real estate.


When investing $100,000 in real estate syndication, it’s feasible to earn $8,000 per year (8%), similar to the stock market.

However, the real opportunity lies in the sale of the asset. Syndications hold the property for about 5 years. During this time, building improvements are made and the land market value typically rises.


Upon the sale, you receive $160,000 ($60,000 in profit). This, plus the passive income of $8,000 per year (totaling $40,000), equals $200,000, which is a 20% average annual return.


If, while working, you’re able to create passive income, you’ll be less stressed if you decide to leave your job (or when changing jobs). You may even find yourself working part time, or celebrating early retirement.

Next Steps

It all starts with a mindset shift. It takes courage to invest your hard-earned money and start creating passive income from real estate. But you can do it. And we’re here to help.

Are you ready to begin replacing your active income with passive income so you can build true wealth and achieve financial freedom?

If so, apply for THE DOCTORS INVESTMENT CLUB today!


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