As volatile as the media sometimes presents investment markets, there are many safe and high paying options available. Here are three ways to securely increase your annual income.

Real Estate
Making money in real estate doesn’t require a license or a full-time effort. Smart investors can choose between wholesaling, flipping houses, buying property or even land lording. There are many online and in-person resources that help real estate professionals research and understand all of the applicable state laws and local regulations. Some people prefer to collaborate within online networks of real estate investors who post projects, seek help and find partners. There are also formal real estate investment groups that resemble small mutual fund-like organizations for rental properties. This is perfect for those who want to own a rental property, but want to avoid the hassles of land lording and dealing with renters.

The Stock Market
While the stock market offers plenty of ways to earn money, there are two basic and safe ways. First, purchase popular stock that is projected to continually appreciate in value. Wait until enough people want to buy the stock in question, such when the issuing company is experiencing improved earnings. Holding onto the stock that has increased in value will result in unrealized gains that cannot be locked until you actually sell the stock. Because stock prices constantly fluctuate, many investors prefer to use accurate information updates, such and receive tips from friends in the business. Some companies, like TradeZero, supply real-time alerts on stocks as they break highs and lows throughout the day. As a long-term, alternative option, focus on buying stocks in stable companies that consistently issue dividends.

The Safest Options
There are time tested investment options that are stable and safe. First, online savings or money market accounts offer liquidity and up to six non-penalty withdrawals a month. The high interest rates generally kick in when the account has over $10,000. There are two common types of savings bond: I and EE bonds. I bonds are inflation indexed bonds with interest rates that changes every six months. They usually pay between 2.5 to 3.5 percent interest annually. On the other hand, EE bonds have fixed interest rates that last 30 years. These bonds usually pay around one percent interest.

As an alternative, certificate of deposits (CDs) are a recommended investment tool when saving money for major purchases, such as a car or house. CDs are not recommended for long-term retirement growth, but they should make up at least 10 percent of your investment portfolio.

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