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Understanding the Three Different Types of Income
Part of learning to become financially free is to begin to understand that there are three different types of income. They are: capital gains, passive income, and earned income. They are the three types of ways to make money, and are very easy to understand.
Capital Gains - When you buy a stock, and sell it for a higher price, you have made a capital gain. If you buy a house and then later sell it for a profit, you have made a capital gain. If you buy an antique at a low price and then sell it for a nice profit, you have made a capital gain. Capital gains are not passive income. They are a one-time payment that you receive from an investment because your investment has increased in value. Investing for Capital Gains is great because you can keep your money moving, instead of just letting it sit in the bank. The government loves to tax capital gains, especially if you bought and sold your investment in less than one year. Lets say you buy a stock, and the stock doubles in price during the week so you decide to sell it. You've made a nice capital gain, but the government could take as much as 35% on that capital gain, depending where you are in the income-tax bracket. If you hold onto your investment for a year or more, the government rewards you with a more favorable capital gains tax rate.
Passive Income - Passive income is payments that you receive from the assets you have created. These payments usually come monthly, and require little or no work for you to receive them. Some types of assets that produce passive income are rental properties, dividend stocks, and businesses. Assets that produce passive income continue to do so until the asset is liquidated (sold). Passive income is what makes a person rich. If a person has more than enough passive income to cover his or her expenses, that person is rich.
Earned Income - Earned income is the primary source of income for most American's today. Any type of job that pays an hourly wage, pays earned income. People who rely only on earned income, pay the most taxes. Federal, State, Unemployment, Social Security, and Medicare taxes are all deducted from a persons paycheck. With passive income and capital gains, the types of taxes you pay (if you have to pay any at all) depend on your investment. Earned income is not necessarily a bad thing. Having a job or career is a great way to earn the capital required in order to create assets.
Almost everyone who starts his or her own journey to financial freedom begins with earned income. Relying solely on earned income should be temporary. In America today, many people rely on earned income alone, and saving most their earned income for many years until they retire. The path to financial freedom requires making the transition from relying on earned income, to passive income
Michael Press is an investor and teenage entrepreneur. He currently owns and operates PassiveIncomeInfo.com, a free website with articles about how to build wealth.
Creating Money, Prosperity, and Abundance Now (Part 1)
I have given many prosperity lectures over the years and, in light of the current massive restructuring of all world and financial systems, I feel that now is the time for all of us to review our beliefs and refocus on manifesting prosperity and abundance in our lives. I do "walk my talk" and so I would love to share my experiences and knowledge with you. On the following pages, I will present you with some valuable tools that you can begin to use right away, to create money, prosperity and abundance in your life - with almost instantaneous results.
Building Wealth: Its An Inside Job ? Part 2
Let's quickly review the principles discussed in the first part of building wealth. We established that prosperity consciousness must first be developed mentally to acquire any real wealth. A person that constantly worries about money most likely is living in scarcity consciousness regardless of the size of his or her bank account. We talked about some methods and daily exercises that can be employed to start developing a stronger level of prosperity consciousness. The first exercise uses written affirmations, the second utilizes visualization, and finally we need to become more aware of how willing we are to give and receive prosperity on a daily basis. If we start using these methods, we'll begin to see gradual changes in our lives that will become larger over time.
Who Will Become Wealthy in the Information Age?
As you know, we're now well and truly in theInformation Age. It began about 10 years ago. In fact,many economists say it began in 1989, with the Fall ofthe Berlin Wall (and the start of the World Wide Web).
One Pipeline Is Worth A Thousand Paychecks
It is with great pleasure of having you here at this hour. Let me get it straight and be honest with you at the very outset. First of all, I'm not going to sell you anything here. And second of all, if you are hoping that you could learn some tricks to earn Quick & easy Money, you are definitely in a wrong place.
Thieves Continue to Pull Off the Biggest Heist in History?Until Now!
Imagine being able to steal untold millions of dollars in plain view without getting caught. Impossible you say. Be careful because you are most likely a victim of this heist. In fact, you may actually be giving these thieves referrals so that they can dupe your friends and family.
Real Estate Stories that Show You How!
Let's begin easing you out of the pits. I mean, comfort zone! I'm going to slowly and methodically give you as many little sparks and insights to the relatively simple ways that ordinary people use real estate to achieve extraordinary results.
Cost Averaging - It Makes Sense (Dollars & Cents)
It's no secret that the market goes UP...the market, goes DOWN. That's the basics of Investing 101.
Net Worth Nympho
There are plenty of people who are in love with their bank books. In life, there will always be extremists.
Financial Intelligence - Natural Marketing For Lone Rangers
"Ooooooh," you may say, "I could NEVER be good at marketing, I'm just not that sort of person.� I'm just not pushy enough".�
Trustee Fees: How Much is Enough and How Much is Too Much?
I am often amused by the ads and offers I see concerning living trusts.
Wealth And Your Net Worth
Most people know it's important to keep and organize all of your vital financial information. But knowing you should and knowing how are two different things!
The Top 10 Steps to Extraordinary Personal Wealth
I recently came across startling figures about the average American's finances. Only 4% of us have significant savings when we hit age 65, and a majority of Americans have less than $1000 in savings. Perhaps even more troubling, nearly one-fifth of us have a negative net worth, meaning that we owe more in debt than the total value of our combined assets. In a land of wealth and opportunity, and in an age of unlimited freedom, attaining wealth is primarily a matter of choice and determination. The following are my suggestions for rapidly increasing your personal income and wealth.
My Ambitious Niche - A Completely NEW Way To Find Ambitious Wealth
Turn to the year 1999, a couple of friends sitting on a deck drinking beer and having a few laughs. The intelligent looking one (ME) sips a bud as he looks over to where his wife is, over through the window in the kitchen.
Early Retirement The Dream of the Working Classes
Everyone dreams of early retirement. The idea of no longer having to work at an early age is very attractive to some people and they dream and wish all day long about the day that they can afford to say, "Take this job and?" well, you know. Unfortunately, for many people, early retirement is a dream that will never be realized. It is not because they are in a job that won't allow early retirement or because they love their work so much that they can't bear to leave it. It is simply because they spent their time dreaming about early retirement rather than planning for it.
Investors - What Separates the Good Traders from the Bad Traders?
There are many forms of investing online. While I can give you a list that is a mile long, these are the most common forms of successful investments. Some of the following know how to invest terms are:
The Hawk and the Mouse - Saving for Retirement
There once was a hawk, ferocious and swift. He was young and agile with many years of life to hunt the open ranch lands. In a nearby field, a mouse scurried about the ground. The hawk saw the hurried motion and swept speedily toward the rodent.
Lesson 2 - The Commodity Of Kings!
What is "The Commodity of Kings"
How I made $122,000 and lost $132,000 - A lesson in Assets vs Liabilities
This is a true story from my own experience that illustrates how buying assets for wealth creation works.
Online Retirement Opportunity: Freelance Copywriting
For most of us, the idea of retiring simply on our pension is not a happy prospect.
Profit from Your Own Information Empire!
Would you like to profit from your own information empire? Here are a few ways of doing so.
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