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

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FINAL WORDS

There are three main reasons why rental property is an essential ingredient to an authentically diverse retirement plan. As a refresher, to be diverse means to be different in as many ways as possible, not merely diverse across different risk-tolerance levels within the same vehicle.

First and foremost, rental property operates on a different time scale from typical retirement accounts. Instead of building up a fixed—and exhaustible—pool of funds over your lifetime (the “nest egg”), rental property operates on a monthly income scale, similar to a paycheck or a pension . . . or even a chicken. By definition, it is unending. It makes unnecessary the ever-vexing question with which we all grapple: “How will I know when I’ve saved up ...

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