How to make more money even while working on a job? This will give you 2nd income
Warren Buffett has said if you cannot create a second source of income by the age of 45, then you have really done injustice to yourself.
Warren Buffett has said if you cannot create a second source of income by the age of 45, then you have really done injustice to yourself. The question is whether creating a second source of income is possible when you are employed? The answer could lie in mutual funds.
Create a corpus and let it pay you
The power of compounding means that if you invest small sums of money consistently in productive assets like equities, then you can create a tidy corpus for yourself. Let us look at some numbers. Rakesh is 25 years and earns Rs 85,000 per month in an e-commerce company. He can invest Rs 15,000 per month in an equity fund after meeting expenses. (See table 1)
The figures show that the wealth has multiplied by 4.46 times. There is a ready corpus of Rs 1.60 crore at Rajesh’s disposal, at age of 45. Now the question is how to use this corpus?
Steady returns means safe investments
If you are looking at steady returns then you cannot take on too much risk. You can put the money either in liquid funds or in short-term funds. (See table 2) As can be seen from the table, from the age of 45 onwards, Rakesh is able to create a big source of additional income by just planning and investing Rs 15,000 per month in equity SIP today. Here the investment is safe and you are assured an additional source of income from age of 45 till eternity.
But, what if you want to enjoy a higher income for limited time?
Answer lies in SWPs
The above arrangement would have worked fine if Rakesh was looking at inflows for perpetuity. But Rakesh wants his corpus of Rs 1.60 crore to generate a monthly income of at least Rs 1.25 lakh per month, till he turns 60. Since Rakesh requires the higher outlay only for 15 years, he can structure the funds as a systematic withdrawal plan (SWP) in a short-term fund. The corpus of Rs 1.6 crore if invested in a short-term fund, earns around 5.5% per annum. While a portion of the corpus is withdrawn each month for a period of 15 years, till the age of 60. For simplicity, we have considered annual periods, but the annual SWP of Rs 15,98,000 will translate into monthly income of around Rs 1,33,166. That more than meets Rakesh’s needs. Additionally, since the withdrawal is structured as an SWP, capital gains tax will only apply on the return portion and not on the principal portion, which makes this method a lot more tax efficient. Plus, from the fourth year, he will also enjoy indexation benefit, which will lower the tax.
(The writer is chief revenue officer, Angel Broking)
(Source: DNA Money)