Interested in creating passive income through index fund investing? Then you probably already know that the path to financial wealth is to have your money work for you. Investing in index funds allows your money to compound over time so that you can earn money while you sleep.
Not interested in stock picking and day trading? Want to sleep soundly at night despite the volatility of the markets?
Then you’re in the right place.
While it is important to invest early, it is also important to invest wisely. So why not invest like the top investors of our time?
Read up to find out how the best investors were able to create their wealth, even during the Great Recession. These three investment books have been a game changer for my path to financial freedom.
A Corporate Dropout's Guide to Passive Income:
For years, I experimented with different types of side hustles. There are many different methods to create passive income streams. The possibilities are endless!
Creating passive income through index fund investing helped me leave the 9-5 lifestyle once and for all.
Ready to start investing with confidence too? Read on to gain indispensable insights to investing in the stock market...
1. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
Want to be able to sleep through the night even if the economy crashed? Or be able to have peace of mind about your finances despite the uncertainty in the world?
In the book Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook, Tony Robbins provides the key steps needed to accelerate the path to financial freedom. The book also covers simple investing tips from top investors who made money during the Great Recession.
Regardless of salary, age, or previous money mistakes, Unshakeable helps readers achieve financial freedom like a boss. I have a copy of Unshakeable as a reminder to continue mastering the money mindset to true wealth.
2. The Simple Path to Wealth by Jim L. Collins
Looking for ways to create multiple streams of income to achieve financial freedom? Maybe you want to retire early? Then consider creating passive income to help you reach your financial goal.
I learned a lot of simple personal financial strategies the hard way. Through bouncing back from mistakes big and small, I’m living proof that financial freedom is within reach regardless of past money mistakes.
After reading “The Simple Path to Wealth”, I was able to really understand simple strategies for index fund investing. I rebalanced my portfolio by investing in the low cost index fund, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX).
Yes, the majority of my investment portfolio is VTSAX. And I sleep very well each night. Interested in taking a deeper look into this strategy?
3. The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, and Michael Leboeuf
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing is a straightforward guide to investing for beginners to advanced investors. The guide provides practical advice, no matter what your age or net worth.
The easy-to-use strategies are quite similar to “The Simple Path to Wealth”. The guide aims to help you build financial wealth so that you can profit more from the investments you make.
If you face a financial challenge, or simply want to know what is prudent to do with the money you save, The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing will likely have the answers to help you gain and maintain financial footing.
Financial independence retire early (FIRE) like a boss!
Get FIRE’d up about financial freedom!
There are a endless ways to create side hustle income and reach FIRE. Investing in stocks, owning rental property, creating your own online biz, and so forth.
But it doesn’t mean you need to do it all. Just pick 1 or 2 that gets you excited.
Everyone's financial situation and personal interests is unique. It’s important to try out different side hustles to see what works best for you.
Create multiple income streams.
Whether it's passively or actively earned, millionaires have an average of seven income streams. After all, having multiple income streams is one of the great keys to wealth.
There are many ways to have a side hustle these days. You don’t even have to start a business to do so.
This includes freelance writing to renting out your car. Investing in rental properties is a great way to create cash flow too.
Different Ways I Created Multiple Income Streams:
Freelance marketing and editing on UpWork
Guest write for wellness websites
Rent out my condo on Air BnB
Blog: Affiliate marketing
Invest in index funds
Sold digital products (courses, e-books)
Creating passive income helped me leave the 9-5 lifestyle once and for all. It wasn't easy leaving a steady paycheck and company benefits behind.
Those golden handcuffs are no joke!
Having passive income allowed me to leap with more peace of mind. To help others create passive income streams, I put together this Passive Income Quiz.
Which passive income strategy is best for you?