Posted on: 11 Sep, 17
Investing for income means choosing assets that are able to provide you with a regular income. This is in contrast to investing for growth, which focuses on how much your assets could gain in value. In our Guide to Income Investing, we consider the main investment asset classes that are used to generate a regular income.
People are living longer. Simple demographics mean that supplementary income is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. With historic ultra-low interest rates on savings, many investors over the past decade have turned to income-paying funds as an alternative to cash-based savings.
Changing life plans and priorities mean we now encounter varying income needs and goals throughout our life, and, when investing, certain innate behavioural traits will influence our decision-making. For many people seeking to generate income from savings, the years since the financial crisis in 2008 have been a major challenge.
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