Written by Amy Legate-Wolfe at The Motley Fool Canada
Many of us are on the hunt for passive income these days. We’re looking for the best deal on the best dividend. And that’s fine! But it’s important to take into consideration all the factors when seeking out passive income.
While dividend income is great, investors must also consider that returns are another form of passive income. After all, passive income is income you make by doing anything else! Whether that’s driving, eating, or sleeping, you’ll still be bringing in passive income if invested properly.
So, let’s invest properly! Here is how to create the ultimate amount of passive income in 2024.
First off, make sure you’re able to contribute to your investment account on a consistent basis. I say investment account, but really, you should have something like a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). That way, you won’t be subject to capital gains and can take out your returns and passive income whenever you like.
To make this consistent, first create a budget. See how much you can comfortably put aside from your paycheque each and every month. Then, set up automated contributions to your TFSA! That way, you never have to remember or even think about contributing to your TFSA. It’ll just be done for you.
Just make sure you’re always staying within the contribution limit for your TFSA. This can be found through your bank, online through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), or by calling them directly.
Consider dollar-cost averaging
Dollar-cost averaging is a great way for investors who are looking to contribute regularly to see long-term gains. Furthermore, it’s great for investors who don’t have time to look into stocks constantly but want to invest regularly.
By using this method, you’ll invest the same amount at the same time every month, no matter what. Over time, the cost of your investment will average out. Sometimes you’ll buy shares lower. Other times, they’ll be higher. But over time, your shares will only increase higher and higher.
That’s especially true if you get into dividend stocks, which brings me to the last point: reinvestment.
Reinvest again and again
The best way you can increase your portfolio over time is by using what your investments give you. Dividend income, in particular, is a great way for you to use the income from these companies to reinvest right back into the stock.
Let’s say you pick up a company such as Brookfield Renewable Partners (TSX:BEP.UN). The company is a steal right now. That’s because higher interest rates and inflation have created higher costs while the market has lowered its fair value. Yet even just a small investment can create massive passive income from this dividend stock.
Shares are down 5% in the last year, yet there is huge value. The company trades at 1.48 times sales and 1.52 times book value, and its enterprise value is 12.32 times over its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). And it has a 5.2% dividend yield, which is far higher than its 3.79% five-year average. So, here’s how much you could create from a $5,000 investment over the next year should shares reach 52-week highs.
NUMBER OF SHARES
BEP.UN – now
BEP.UN – highs
Now, remember, this isn’t even considering investing through dollar-cost averaging. So, you could end up with even more! Meanwhile, even through this method, you walk away with $1,292 in returns and $261.69 in dividend income. That’s passive income of $1,553.69! So, stay consistent and get investing.
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