When building up your passive income streams, it is important to know what you are doing with your money. If you are diversifying your income, it is likely that you have multiple ways of generating income. Whether it is originating from dividends, peer to peer lending, rental properties, or another source of passive income, you need to know what you are doing with it once you receive the cash.
Many people miss out on some money that they could earn from interest in a savings account, for example, in the in-between stage. The one downside to passive income is that many people feel that they do not want to actively manage their accounts. What happens is that money earned often sits dormant, not collecting any interest and not being put to use. Instead, it’s best to plan to keep your money active and earning your money.
High Interest Savings Account
The first and easiest option is to put all extra money into a high-interest savings account. While a lot of thing can influence savings rates, a high-interest savings account is going to be a great option for your monthly cash flow. It not only gives you a better return on your money during this in-between stage, but it is also very secure. To make it even better, it’s easy. You can set up an automatic transfer from your various accounts and not have to worry about it. There are many reasons why this is a great option. However, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best for every situation.
Another option is to reinvest your earnings or dividends into the respective account from which they originated. This means that you won’t be touching your earnings right now (so make sure you don’t need the money), but the beneficial aspect is that it is continually working to earn you more money. Odds are that it will give you a higher return than a high-interest savings account (otherwise, why are you invested in that opportunity?). This is a great way to grow your net worth and cash flow quickly. All dividends being reinvested does wonders to increase your portfolio. If you don’t need the money and you feel secure in the investments, why not keep investing your cash flow in it on a regular basis?
Alternative Bank Accounts
If we are honest with ourselves, we all know that there is always a time when you need to either 1) use your dividend cash flow or 2) put your money in more secure accounts. There are many other ways to keep your money working for you, without a savings account. There are CDs, Mutual Funds, etc. It’s up to you to choose which account to use, but you may get better rates with a cash isa.
The important thing to consider when you finally start developing passive income streams is that it is not the end goal. Cash flow is nice, but you need to set up a system that works with your needs and wants that will keep your money out of the limbo stage and working to generate more passive income.