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Retirement Planning: How to Retire Wealthy With These 3 Easy Tips

Updated on May 24, 2012
Why Retire Old When You Can Retire Young?
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Where Can You Invest Your Hard-earned Money?

To ensure financial security during your retirement years, retirement planning at the early stages of your life is the key. Early retirement is not a short term vacation. You want a well-off lifestyle after you retire that is why it needs to be planned in advance. The financial freedom that you need in retirement is only attainable through passive income. Investing your hard-earned money to real estate is one of the many ways to create passive income which will surely make your retirement a fulfilling one. Here are three ways you can invest in real estate so that you can retire early:

1.Got a House? Great, it’s an Excellent Investment!

If you are a retiree and you got a house, chances are, it may be the most stable asset that you have. As the years go by, investing in your home can give you that stability when you retire.That's why it's very important to make sure that you invest in it throughout the years in order to have stability when you retire. If you don't own a home yet, you need to buy one. You do not want to invest and pay to someone’s home equity when retired for it is the worst thing that could happen. If you already own a home, you need to be working towards paying off your mortgage loan now. You don’t want to worry about fluctuating interest rates and mortgage payments in your retirement years. Use your savings to do the things you have always wanted to do or better yet, invest it to another passive income venture.

2.Having a Second Home is Another Great Investment

Second homes are great investments for retirees. If you love taking vacations, travelling and visiting other places, why not buy a house there? Practical-wise, it is much more relaxing so stay at the comfort of your own home compared to any hotels or lodge. Financial-wise, having a second home can also be a passive income generator for you. Rent it out as a vacation rental when you are not in the area or during off seasons. If it’s in a popular area, it can be a weekend or season rental. The high returns of these types of rental properties can support your early retirement.

3.Rental Property as an Investment

Rental property has always been known to bring in passive income. Your monthly rental income will not only pay for itself but for your retired lifestyle too. Manage your rental property or talk to your tenants from time to time if you are the type who likes to keep yourself busy. Then, there are those who want to just sit back and relax, doing no work at all during their retirement. Optimize the value of your profit by hiring an experienced property manager Your property manager will take care of collecting your rents, property maintenance, advertising and marketing vacant units and necessary paperwork. All you have got to do is oversee the checks coming in while relaxing.

Retire Early with Real Estate Investments

Secure your future with these many types of real estate investments. Choose the real estate investment type you pick according to your retirement planning. Either way, your ultimate goal should be creating passive income so you don't have to work so hard during your retirement. Counting on your 401K, Pension fund, and social security benefits is not enough. Start taking steps now to invest in real estate that will ensure the freedom you need to retire early.


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    • Allan D profile image

      Allan D 5 years ago from The Internets

      It is true when you said real estate can go down in value like what happened in the recent real estate downturn. But a)it can happen to any type of industry b)real estate is as tangible as it can get; it's still there and you can turn it into money whatever happens c)time and again has proven that the more real estate properties you have, the more you will profit that's why if possible, it's important to buy properties everywhere because somewhere, the value of property is higher than the rest. Thanks for leaving your interesting insight!

    • tipstoretireearly profile image

      tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

      Real estate can be a great way to fund retirement. As many people discovered during the real estate bust, however, real estate can also go down in value, and it can be difficult to liquidate if you need cash. So it makes sense to include real estate in a diverse retirement portfolio. Interesting hub!