Active income is the money earned on work that is performed on a daily basis. Some people have the ability to produce passive income, also referred to as residual or recurring income. Passive income is money you continue to earn after the initial work is completed. The goal for many investors and entrepreneurs is to keep earning money after the heavy lifting is done, with a stream of income outside of their regular paycheck.
Creating a diversified stock portfolio will produce higher returns, because holding similar stocks tends to lead to similar returns for better or worse; whereas coupling alternative investments on top of your stock holdings can theoretically lower your portfolio’s risk, and even lead to better returns over time.
Gallup recentlyreleased reportsindicating that the majority of Americans believe that real estate is the best long-term investment. The esteemed polling organization determined 34% of Americans surveyed choose real estate as the best investment for the fifth straight year.