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How Much Do You Need To Invest To Live Off Dividends?

Let me give you an example. Let's say your annual expenses are $60,000, which is the average US household expenses according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you wanted to generate $60k in dividends a year at a more realistic 3% dividend yield, you'd need a portfolio worth around $2,000,000.

 

Replace Your Income With Dividend Investing

Suppose you're like me and love the idea of passive income and retiring whenever you'd like; consider replacing your income with dividend investing. It's low maintenance, a relatively safe place to park your cash, and does all the work for you! I'm going to teach you:

  1. How much you need to invest to live off dividends.

  2. How to grow a massive dividend portfolio with little to no money.

  3. How you can speed up the process and retire well before the age of 50.

 

What is a Dividend?

A dividend is the distribution of a portion of the company's earnings, decided and managed by the company's board of directors and paid to a class of its shareholders. Common shareholders of dividend-paying companies are typically eligible as long as they own the stock by the ex-dividend date. Dividends may be paid out as cash or in the form of additional stock. 

High Risk and Low-Risk Dividends

Dividend yields (how much you get paid per share) vary widely between different publicly traded stocks. Typically anywhere from 2% to upwards of 6.5%. And though the higher-yielding dividends may seem appealing to someone looking to replace their income, they do come with their own risks.

How Much Invested to Live Off Dividends? (Calculation)

Annual Income You Want / Dividend Yield = Amount You Need to be Invested.

If you want a dividend income of $70,000 and your average dividend yield is 4%, you would need $1,750,000 invested.

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DRIP Method  - How to Grow Dividend Portfolio

 

Now $1.7 million is a lot of money and may seem unattainable in your lifetime. However, with the DRIP method, you can use the power of compounding to your advantage.

Two things must happen for this to work.

1) You must consistently invest a set amount of money EACH month into your dividends for years and years to come.

2) You must reinvest all the dividend payments you receive from owning these stocks.

By doing these two things, you can make amazing things happen.

If you had an initial investment of $5,000 and then continued to contribute $1,500 every month for 25 years with a dividend return of 4% and an average growth rate of the stock and the average growth rate for the dividend.

In 25 years, you would be worth $1.4 million. And at that point, Based on our calculations from earlier in the video, you would have an average annual income of $57,000, all completely passive dividend payments, and you could finally become financially free.

If you want to be able to fire your boss, become financially independent, and do whatever you want, Whenever you want. Its time. We start talking about dividend investing; a powerful secret wealthy people don't want you to know.

 

And by the end of this article, you'll know exactly how much money you need to invest to be able to live off dividends forever. And by the end of this video, you'll not only learn all of the secrets to building a massive dividend portfolio and just living off the dividend payments alone. But I'm also wanting to give one of you watching right now a jumpstart on their investing journey.

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While it can be tempting to want to pick 4 passive income ideas to get started with, I'd really encourage you to pick one in the beginning. It would be best if you had the time and the ability to focus to really grow a passive income stream. Master one thing before moving on to the other.

 

It's going to take a substantial amount of time or money in the beginning, but I promise earning passive income is everything it's cracked up to be! Pick an idea, make a plan, and dedicate yourself until that income stream comes to fruition.

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