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Retire on Real Estate by Amanda Han, K. Kai Anderson

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WHY YOU NEED A “CHICKEN”

The Rewards and Risks of Rental Property

So, what’s with all the talk of chickens and eggs? Well, it’s simple. Just as chickens provide eggs day after day, income-producing rental properties provide cash flow month after month. If you aim to retire one day, and if you won’t have a pension to provide stable monthly income, you are going to need some monthly eggs. Sure, one big fat nest egg would also be nice, if you have that luxury. But as we’ve already discussed, you can never be totally sure how long that nest egg will last you. This means living in constant anxiety of the possibility that it could run out, as well as possibly having to live with the consequences of it actually running out. Best-case scenario, it ...

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