How Investing in Property Can Help You Get Out
of the Rat Race
Lily Tomlin said, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” There is not a day that goes by that I don’t come across someone stuck in the rat race, and I feel so sorry for them. What has this world come to and when did we start allowing everything we allow?
Employers own their employees and expect the impossible from them, often at the expense of other areas in the employees’ lives. That is so sad for me, and believe me, I was there for a long time as well.
Surely there is more to life than work? Especially if you’re making someone else rich. My question is, what are you doing to get out of the rat race? Or are you going to keep running in circles for someone else forever?
Although one invests in property for the long-term, you can benefit from your property portfolio in the short-term. Most people are aware of rental income, but remember, you benefit from capital growth as well. The capital growth can be accessed by selling the property, but even better, you can access it by refinancing. Now combine that with using as little of your own money as possible (i.e. using the bank’s money), and you’ve got a lucrative way to get out of the rat race.
I started investing in property to create a secondary source of income, and that was my way to get out of the rat race. Slowly but surely my wife and I built up our property portfolio until we got to the place where our property portfolio is now taking care of us! No longer rats, but on our way to becoming fat cats!
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