Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Streams of Income

A theory in personal finance is that you should have more than one stream of income. A job only gives you one stream of income and if you lose that surviving can be tough.

Personally, I just invested in dividend paying stocks to get another stream of income when I was working. I invested in different industries, but it was only in the stock market. At one point I was making more in net income (income less taxes) from my investment portfolio than my job. That was when I stopped working.

What I liked about investing was investigating companies. There was nothing online at that time, after all this was in the late 1970's, so I spent a lot of time at Metro Library. I did not get connected to the internet at home until 1994. At that time is was all dial up networking. I know that www programming was out there but I saw nothing of it at first.

It was interesting getting on the internet. I convinced my boss that if I learned how to use the internet it would increase my marketability as an employee and therefore I would be worth more to the company. What better way to learn the internet than for me to have a modem attached to my home computer? My company paid for the modem. Someone told me about Pathway Communications. Through them I got internet access for $10 a month. But this is really off the subject.

I should go back to talking about streams of income. People can get other streams of income in different ways. Some get a part-time job. Some invest in real estate. Today you can get small and large jobs through the internet.

For me, I still love investigating companies and reviewing the companies where I have shares. I loved my job, but I was much more interested in reading and investing. I think that what people need to do is to discover what they are passionate about and then try to find a way of making some money from it.

On my other blog I am today writing about Wajax Corp. (TSX-WJX, OTC- WJXFF) ... continue...

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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I tell the grandkids about life before the internet (about the same era as the dinosaurs by their reckoning).

    Your skill at investigating companies has helped me stay focused when I jump on some new investing idea. Thanks, Susan. Much appreciated.

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