Set along the sun-kissed shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, a former celebrity residence resurfaced on the market after an extensive makeover — unveiling picture-perfect interiors, a beachfront location that dreams are made of, and a substantial appreciation in value.
Formerly owned by All-American & NFL linebacker-turned-Emmy-winning producer/actor Matt Battaglia, the property at 517 Beachside Gardens has undergone an extensive renovation, transforming it into a coastal masterpiece that blurs the line between luxury and paradise.
As the property graces the market once again, its allure is not just in its pristine design but in its substantial transformation of value.
Listed at a (somewhat) modest $6.95 million in 2019, this beachfront gem has now doubled in price, a testament to the irresistible combination of impeccable style and an enviable Gulf-front setting.
And we’re here to take you on a tour of the $12,900,000 house, now listed for sale with Lesly Simon of Corcoran Reverie.
Key facts & figures
Situated on over an acre, the property boasts an impressive 197 feet of Gulf frontage, showcasing panoramic views of the famed turquoise-hued waters of the Emerald Coast and sugar-white sand.
Square footage: 6,096 sq. ft.
Year built: 2019
Lot size: 1.49 acres
Amenities: private pool and sunning deck, oversized covered porch, sitting area with gas fire pit, and private beach walkover
Additional structures: a self-sufficient coach house with two additional bedroom suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and covered patio space
Listing price: $12,900,000
Nestled within the exclusive Carillon Beach community, the residence spans over 6,000 square feet across three meticulously planned levels.
Thoughtful design and amenities
With a focus on seamless indoor-outdoor living, the Florida house was beautifully redone by Jennifer DiCerbo of The French Mix out of Lafayette, LA.
The first level features a spacious living area, wet bar, and direct access to the outdoor oasis, including a private pool, sunning deck, and a covered porch with a gas fire pit.
Three luxurious bedroom suites, a laundry area, and a powder room provide convenience and comfort on this level.
On the second level, the main living area, dining room, and gourmet kitchen open onto expansive wrap-around porches, totaling over 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space.
The kitchen is designed for entertaining, equipped with custom cabinetry, an oversized island, walk-in pantry, wet bar, and professional-grade appliances. Additionally, an office area and powder room are located on this floor.
The upper level and guest retreat
The topmost level features two main bedroom suites, each with a carefully curated design, direct porch access, walk-in wardrobes, and luxurious ensuites. A sitting area with a wet bar and a dedicated laundry center add to the convenience.
Connected by a covered breezeway, the self-sufficient coach house provides two additional bedroom suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and covered patio space, offering a private retreat for guests.
Part of the upscale Carillon Beach Community
The property is part of the sought-after Carillon Beach community, offering residents a host of amenities, including a monitored gate with 24-hour security, three community pools, a children’s park, basketball and tennis courts, pickleball courts, walking trails, a meeting house, and the charming Market Street town center.
With over 3,900 feet of beach frontage, Carillon Beach remains one of the most desirable luxury communities in Northwest Florida.
With its prime location near world-class dining and entertainment venues along 30A and Panama City Beach, the property not only represents a sound real estate investment but also an opportunity to embrace the coveted coastal lifestyle in one of the most sought-after communities in Northwest Florida.
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When you look at your investment portfolio, does Rube Goldberg come to mind? Goldberg was a Pulitzer Price winning cartoonist famous for drawing complicated contraptions designed to perform simple tasks. In fact, Webster’s New World Dictionary defines a “Rube Goldberg” as a “comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation.”
Investing should be simple. It’s not necessary to have a dozen or more mutual funds covering a wide range of asset classes. Such “diversity” complicates the management of your investments and isn’t likely to increase your returns or lower your risk.
Rube Goldberg came to mind when I recently read an email from a reader named Jason:
This is a great email on an important topic. Are we going to invest to mimic the overall market, or are we going to collect a dozen or more holdings? What’s the right approach?
I addressed Jason’s question about “value” funds in the podcast. In short, an index is designed to determine value versus growth based on math. They use ratios such as the p/e (price to earnings), p/b (price to book), and other objective measures of value.
But let’s get back to Jason’s main question – how complicated should investing be? The starting point is the 3-Fund Portfolio.
1. Three-Fund Portfolio
There’s a group loosely referred to as the Bogleheads (named after Vanguard founder, John Bogle)who advocate the Three-Fund Portfolio. The three-funds cover the three main asset classes (I’ve included Vanguard ETFs one could use to build a 3-fund portfolio, but mutual funds and investments from other companies could be used, too):
Total Market US Equities (Example: VTI)
Total Market Intl EquitiesExample: VGTXS)
Total Bond Market (Example: VBMFX)
With those three ETFs, you’d have the investment markets covered, but only three funds to manage, allocate and rebalance. This is the direction I’m heading as I simplify my investing. Note that you could simplify this even further with a target-date retirement fund. Vanguard’s target-date funds, for example, use the above three investment types along with an international bond fund.
2. Slice and Dice
Many investors aren’t satisfied with the above 3-Fund portfolio. They look to further diversify their investments into sub-asset classes. Frankly, I’ve taken the slice and dice approach for more than two decades.
While there is no one way that one can construct a portfolio that goes beyond the core asset classes, here are five common sub-asset classes that many investors want more exposure:
Small-Cap – Smaller companies historically have produced higher returns, but also come with more volatility.
Value Funds – These funds seek to invest in undervalued companies, and historically have outperformed growth companies (although there is some debate on the relative performance between value and growth).
Emerging Markets: As with small caps, emerging markets historically have generated higher returns in exchange for greater volatility.
REITs – real estate investment trusts offer stock-like returns with some measure of diversity.
Commodities – While the returns aren’t as rich, many believe commodities offer valuable diversity to a portfolio.
I have positions in all of these sectors, although as I mentioned I’m working to simplify my portfolio.
3. Diversity Has Nothing to Do With the Number of Mutual Funds in a Portfolio
It’s critical to understand that even a 3-Fund Portfolio has exposure to each of these asset classes. As an example, a total U.S. equity fund has exposure to small caps, value, REITs, and even commodities. Simply by owning multi-national companies gives exposure to many asset classes.
In the case of VTI, one gets exposure to the following according to Morningstar:
Real Estate: 3.72%
Further, VTI gives equal weighting to value and growth stocks.
Similarly, a totally international market will have exposure to emerging markets. VGTXS, for example, has 14.52% in emerging markets. The point: Most investors will get little if any benefit from seeking additional exposure to these sub-asset classes beyond what a total market fund provides.
4. Why slice and dice
Having said all of that, there are times when exposure to sub-asset classes is justified. The first is that an investor’s personality is drawn to this type of investing. While this may surprise some, the behavioral side of investing should never be ignored. Those that like to dabble in more complex asset allocation plans won’t hurt themselves, so long as they keep costs low and stick to their plan.
Second, a good argument can be made for additional exposure to real estate. REITs enjoy stock-like returns and add diversity to a portfolio.
5. Problems with slice and dice
There are some realities to a complicated portfolio that should be considered:
There’s absolutely no guarantee that it will improve your returns or lower your risk compared to a basic three-fund portfolio. Just because small caps outperformed the general market in the past doesn’t mean they will in the future. In his book Don’t Count on It!: Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, “Mutual” Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes, John Bogle says that small caps have outperformed the general market mainly because there were a couple of years where they did very well compared to the overall market. There’s no guarantee such performance will repeat itself.
Each additional investment added to a portfolio increases the portfolio’s complexity. Additional funds add to the burden of monitoring investments and rebalancing them. It often requires one to allocate across multiple account types, which further complicates the whole affair. (See the Rube Goldberg image above for more details.)
My own feeling is both the three-fund portfolio and the slice and dice portfolio will work, but complication is the real difference. And for what it’s worth, robo advisors like Betterment use somewhat complicated portfolios. The difference is that they handle all of the rebalancing for you.
6. My Own 401(k) plan
Portfolio allocations can be more complicated with 401(k) plans. Unlike an IRA, we have limited investment options, many of which are expensive. Nevertheless, I’ve worked hard to simplify my own 401(k) portfolio by investing in just three funds. In the process, I’ve tried to create a standalone portfolio that doesn’t require additional allocations from non-retirement assets or other retirement plans. The plan will be fully diversified on its own.
Here are the three funds I use in my plan:
Dodge and Cox International Stock Fund (DODFX) – 40%
Fidelity S&P Index Fund (FXSIX) – 40%
Vanguard Total Bond Fund (VBTLX) – 20%
The Dodge and Cox fund is an actively managed fund with an expense ratio of – .64%. It’s a great fund in my opinion, and the fee is actually not high for actively managed funds. My total cost for keeping all three funds is .29%, even with the Dodge and Cox fund. With just three funds, rebalancing is easy. I don’t feel that slicing and dicing into a variety of funds will have a material effect on the long-term performance of my 401(k).
I’m not entirely closed to the idea of adding some additional asset classes to my plan, particularly REITs. Whatever you choose, however, work hard to keep it simple.
Rob Berger is the founder of Dough Roller and the Dough Roller Money Podcast. A former securities law attorney and Forbes deputy editor, Rob is the author of the book Retire Before Mom and Dad. He educates independent investors on his YouTube channel and at RobBerger.com.
Looking to learn the best ways to make money while you sleep? Do you ever feel worn out from your regular routine and tired of struggling to manage your money? Just picture being able to earn money even when you’re sleeping, without having to work long hours. In this article, I will show you 19…
Looking to learn the best ways to make money while you sleep?
Do you ever feel worn out from your regular routine and tired of struggling to manage your money? Just picture being able to earn money even when you’re sleeping, without having to work long hours.
In this article, I will show you 19 ways to help you reach financial freedom by earning passive income, such as while you sleep.
Having different ways to make money might seem like something crazy, but with the right plan and some hard work, it can actually happen.
In fact, I earn income all the time while I am sleeping and I love it. Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. Some of the ways below will be harder than others, and they may take up a lot of time still. But, you may be able to earn money throughout the day from the hard work that you put in.
There are many ways to make money while you sleep, such as by blogging, selling digital products on Etsy, renting out storage space or real estate, putting your money in a high yield savings account, earning dividends, and more.
Some are easier to start than others – so make sure to think about the pros and cons, such as how much time it may take you or how much money you will need to start (your minimum investment!).
19 Best Ways To Make Money While You Sleep
Below are 19 ways to make money while you’re asleep.
My favorite way to make money while I’m sleeping is by blogging, and it is a great way to make passive income while you sleep. I have been blogging for many years now (since I started Making Sense of Cents, I’ve made more than $5,000,000 from my blog), and I am able to work and earn money while I am asleep, such as by selling digital products, display advertising, and through affiliate marketing.
This is because readers read my blog posts throughout the day and night, even when I am not working. I have blog posts and advertising on my site, for example, that earn me income throughout the day.
So, what is a blog? A blog is like the article you’re reading now, written and published on a website. It’s basically a collection of written content. You can start a blog about many different topics, such as finance (like my blog!), recipes, family, health, wellness, pets, sports, outdoors, travel, and more.
Other similar ways to make money in your sleep include starting a podcast or a social media account, such as on TikTok or Instagram.
Recommended reading: The 25 Most-Asked Blogging Questions To Get You Started Today
Want to see how I built a $5,000,000 blog?
In this free course, I show you how to create a blog, from the technical side to earning your first income and attracting readers.
2. Affiliate marketing
If you want to learn how to make money overnight (such as when you’re sleeping), then my absolute favorite way is affiliate marketing.
This is one of the main ways I make money on my blog, but you don’t need a blog to do affiliate marketing either. You can do affiliate marketing on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, an email list, and more.
Affiliate marketing is when you share products or services from other companies with readers, subscribers, or people that you know. When someone buys through your referral link, you get a commission and earn some money from the company.
Here’s an example: Let’s say you write about a book on your blog and provide a link to it. If someone buys that book through your referral link, you get a commission.
You’ve probably bought things through affiliate marketing many, many times over the years. I definitely have!
Recommended reading: Affiliate Marketing Tips For Bloggers – Free eBook
3. Selling printables
Making and selling printables is another good way to make money without much active effort.
Printables are digital items that people can download and print at home. They can be things like games for a bridal shower, checklists for grocery shopping, planners for managing budgets, invitations, coloring pages, quotes designed to be printed and hung on walls, and more.
I buy printables all the time, and so do other people. In fact, I bought a printable the other day for my daughter – one that would help her learn the alphabet that I could print out at home for her.
Making printables can be a passive way to earn money. You only need to make one digital file for each product, and you can sell it as many times as you want. All you need is a laptop or computer and an internet connection, which makes it a low cost way to start a business.
Recommended reading: How I Make Money Selling Printables On Etsy
Do you want to make money selling printables online? This free training will give you great ideas on what you can sell, how to get started, the costs, and how to make sales.
4. Investing in real estate
Investing in real estate is a popular way to make passive cash flow while you sleep.
By purchasing rental properties, you can earn a steady flow of rental income from tenants and guests. Also, your property’s value will most likely appreciate over time, which can increase your net worth.
You can invest in residential properties, commercial real estate, short-term rentals (such as starting an Airbnb), REITs (real estate investment trusts), and more. There are pros and cons of each, so you will want to think about that before you get started.
5. Starting a YouTube channel
Starting a YouTube channel is another way to make money while you sleep. This is because you can add affiliate links to your videos, generate ad revenue, form brand sponsorships, and sell products within videos as well.
You’ll need to create videos that entertain, educate, or inform viewers, and get as many views to your videos as you can (for the most part, more page views usually does mean more income).
As your YouTube content becomes more popular, you will earn passive income from past videos while working on new content.
Recommended reading: How I Grew From 0 Subscribers To Over $100,000 On YouTube In Less Than One Year
Dropshipping is a type of business where you sell items on an online store, but you don’t do the shipping. Instead, you have a supplier that does the shipping for you.
So, this means that you don’t need to keep any products in stock yourself.
That doesn’t mean that this is easy, though – you have to find trustworthy suppliers and make sure your customers get their orders on time. You will also need to create a website, find a way to differentiate yourself from other dropshippers, take pictures of the items you are selling, answer customer questions, and find ways to grow your store.
The types of items that you can sell in a dropshipping store include clothing, electronics, home decor, pet supplies, luggage, stationary, craft supplies, books, and more.
7. Online courses
I have made over $2,000,000 from selling courses over the years – courses that I have personally created.
Making and selling online courses is a great way to earn money at any time of the day – even while sleeping.
Some examples of courses that can be created include:
Parenting and family
Health and wellness
Standardized tests preparation
Playing the guitar
Teaching a language
And so much more!
I have taken courses on all sorts of topics over the years, such as baby sleep classes, personal finance, credit card rewards, and so much more.
Creating an online course is one of the fastest ways to use your time, increase your earnings, and help more people.
Recommended reading: How I’ve Made Over $1,000,000 From My First Course Without a Big Launch
8. High yield savings accounts
A high yield bank account is a low-risk method to make extra cash while you sleep.
These types of savings accounts earn a higher interest rate than a regular savings account, so your money grows faster.
You will want to make sure that you pick a trustworthy bank and check the interest rates regularly because they can go up or down. Some people move their money into high yield savings accounts often so that they can get the highest interest rates.
Remember, these accounts usually over the long run have lower interest rates compared to stocks or real estate, but they give you a stable and secure way to earn money.
I personally use Marcus by Goldman Sachs as they have a very high rate. You can get up to 5.40% at the time of this writing through a referral link bonus. According to this high yield savings account calculator, if you have $10,000 saved, you could earn $540 with a high yield savings account in a year. Whereas with normal banks, your earnings would only be $46.
Buying stocks that pay dividends is another way to earn money while sleeping.
When you invest in these stocks, you get a portion of the company’s earnings on a regular basis.
Here’s how dividends work: If you have shares of a company that gives you money because you own them, that’s called a dividend. So, if you own 10 shares of Company XYZ, and they give you $5 in dividends every year, you’ll get $50 in total for that year. Usually, companies give out dividends four times a year. In the example, the $5 they give you every year will likely be divided into $1.25 for each quarter (four times a year).
Recommended reading: What Are Dividends & How Do They Work? A Beginner’s Guide
10. Rent out your garage
If you have extra land or space in your home that you’re not using, you can make money by letting other people use it for storage.
You can rent storage space for things like cars, boats, boxes, and more. This could be your garage, driveway, closet, basement, attic, or even just a shelf.
A website where you can list your storage space is Neighbor. On this site, you can make between $100 and $400 or more every month. How much you earn depends on how much people in your area want to rent and what kind of space you’re renting out.
Recommended reading: Neighbor Review: Make Money Renting Your Storage Space
You can use this website to list your unused space for rent and make up to $15,000 per year by doing so. With Neighbor, you can rent out your garage, driveway, basement, parking lot, shed, warehouse, carport, attic, street parking, or even a closet.
11. Hosting webinars
Webinars are like online classes or workshops about specific subjects (I’ve included a list below of some examples). If you’re an expert in something, you can record a webinar and charge people to attend or sell products and services related to the topic during the webinar.
You can also record your webinars and let people watch them whenever they want, which can bring in money while you are sleeping or on vacation.
For example, you could host a webinar about:
Starting an e-commerce store – Teach participants the ins and outs of setting up and running a successful online store.
Digital marketing strategies for small businesses – You could share online marketing techniques to help businesses grow their online presence, such as tips for TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, Google SEO, and more.
Stock market investing for beginners – You could share advice and tips for newbies in the world of stocks, mutual funds, index funds, bonds, S&P, and investment portfolios.
How to make money with affiliate marketing – You could teach the strategies behind successful affiliate marketing sites.
How to invest in fine wine – Or, any other type of investment! If there is something specialized that you invest in that is different from normal, you may be able to generate interest in your webinar.
And so much more.
12. Peer-to-peer lending
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is when you lend money to people or businesses who need loans, and they pay you back with interest.
Websites like LendingClub and Prosper let you spread out your money to lots of borrowers, which lowers the risk if someone can’t pay you back.
As borrowers make their payments, you get a part of the interest, which adds to your passive income streams that you can make without working.
With a peer-to-peer lending site, people can borrow money from a group of lenders like you and me, rather than from a traditional financial institution like a bank. People use peer-to-peer lending sites for all sorts of reasons such as debt consolidation, home improvement, small business financing, investment opportunities, and more.
13. Selling stock images and graphics
If you like taking pictures, you can make money in your sleep by selling stock images on websites like Shutterstock, Getty Images, or Adobe Stock.
People buy stock images for all sorts of reasons, such as to put on their website, within articles and blog posts, on social media, and more. I buy stock images all the time because they can help to make a blog post more enjoyable to read (you can find several stock images within this blog post, in fact).
A great thing about stock content websites is that they can bring in money even when you’re not actively working. You take pictures, put them on the site, and they can keep making money for a long time.
Some common types of pictures that you can sell include travel, business, people, food, animals, health, fashion, sports, and more.
Recommended reading: 18 Ways You Can Get Paid To Take Pictures
14. Start a membership site
Creating a membership site where people pay a regular fee (such as each month or each year) for special content, resources, or services is a way to make money.
Some examples of membership sites that you can start include:
Stock image library – You can sell a collection of pictures or videos that subscribers can use for their own projects (such as their own business). Subscribers pay for access to this media library. I personally have been paying for a stock photo membership for years, and I think they are amazingly helpful.
Newsletter – Send valuable and special content straight to your subscribers’ email inboxes regularly where you charge a subscription fee for access.
Mastermind groups – You can form small, focused groups of individuals who come together to support and challenge each other in achieving their goals, and you charge a membership fee for participation. I have seen mastermind groups go for anywhere from free to tens of thousands of dollars a year to participate.
Freelance job board – You can start a site where freelancers can find real job listings and opportunities. Members pay for access to these job listings because they want to find real jobs that pay (instead of having to weed through fake ads or low paying ones).
Consulting or coaching services – You can give personalized advice, coaching sessions, or access to a private community for members looking for guidance in a specific area, like life coaching or business consulting.
Fitness membership – You can create a platform with workout plans, meal plans, and wellness tips. Members pay a monthly fee for access to this content.
Digital downloads library – You can create a library of downloadable resources like ebooks, templates, or software. Subscribers gain access by becoming members.
Community forum – You could create a community around a shared interest or hobby where members can engage in discussions, ask questions, and share experiences, and you charge a fee for access.
Online courses membership – You can start a platform where you have courses on a specific subject, like photography, cooking, or digital marketing, where subscribers then pay a monthly fee to access the content.
Keep in mind, the secret to a successful membership site is giving real benefits to your subscribers. So, whether it’s great content, a helpful community, or useful resources, make sure your members feel like they’re getting what they paid for so that they keep their subscription for months and years to come.
15. Sleep studies and mattress testing
Taking part in sleep studies and mattress testing will most likely not be a long-term, reliable source of income, but it can earn you some extra money while you literally sleep.
You can find these by researching local sleep clinics or mattress companies that have paid studies or testing. Many universities also pay for sleep studies, such as the Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine.
The amount of money you can make depends on the specific study or testing, but it can be an interesting way to earn some extra money or get a free mattress for your time.
16. Vending machine business
Running a vending machine business can be a good way to make money, and you can sell different kinds of products. You may be able to earn over $1,000 a month with a well-run vending machine business.
Here are some ideas of what you can sell in a vending machine:
Snacks and drinks:
Nuts and seeds
Healthy and organic food:
Coffee (regular, decaf, specialty)
Salads (in sealed containers)
Personal care and hygiene items:
Tampons and pads
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Vitamins and supplements
First aid kits
Electronics and accessories:
Office and school supplies:
Pens and pencils
Fishing bait and supplies
Beauty and skincare products
Baby items (diapers, wipes, toys, snacks)
Recommended reading: How I Make $7,000 Monthly With A Vending Machine Business
17. Amazon FBA
Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) is where sellers store products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and Amazon handles customer shipping, returns, and customer service on the seller’s behalf. By using FBA, you can sell a variety of products without worrying about storing inventory or handling shipping logistics.
You would be finding the products to sell, though. Even if you have no experience selling on Amazon, you can earn money selling household goods, toys, books, electronics, and so on.
If you want to learn more about starting an Amazon business, I recommend signing up for this free training that will teach you how to sell products on Amazon and make $100 to $500 per day.
Recommended reading: How To Work From Home Selling On Amazon FBA
18. Write a book
People can buy books at any time of the day, including while you are sleeping.
Self-publishing online platforms, such as Amazon KDP (Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform), allow you to reach a broad audience without the need for a traditional publisher.
Writing your own book is a great way to make money from home, and there is probably something helpful that you could write about (even if you think otherwise!). One very popular topic right now is romance novels, in fact.
Recommended reading: How Alyssa is making $200 a DAY in book sales passively
19. Develop and sell an app
If you have technical skills, developing and selling an app can be a way to make money overnight while you are sleeping.
Creating your own app, whether it’s a helpful tool, a fun game, or something else, can help you to make passive income.
Even though it will take some work and money up front, once your app is in the app stores, it can generate revenue no matter the time.
Some ideas for apps that you could create include a budgeting tracker, meal planner, fitness tracker, meditation app, travel itinerary planner, and more.
You will want to do some research, and make sure that there are people who want to use the app that you are thinking about creating, of course. You could start brainstorming ideas by thinking about what kind of app you think could be helpful in your life to have.
Frequently Asked Questions On How To Make Money While You Sleep
Below are answers to common questions on how to make money while you sleep.
What is passive income?
Passive income is money you earn without actively working, and instead, it comes from investments, businesses, or assets that require minimal effort on your part. Now, that doesn’t mean that making passive income is easy, as you will most likely have to put in a lot of work in the beginning to get started. But, it can be well worth it to make money at any time of the day. Passive income is personally my absolute favorite way to make money.
Which businesses make income overnight? What businesses make money while you sleep?
A few businesses that can generate income even when you’re not actively working are online stores, affiliate marketing websites, and selling printables. These businesses run online, making them accessible to customers 24/7 so people can use them.
What did Warren Buffett say about making money while you sleep?
Warren Buffett, a successful investor and businessman, is quoted as saying, “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” This goes to show how important it is to find ways to make money without constantly working a regular 9-to-5 job.
What is the best way to make money while you sleep? – Summary
I hope you enjoyed this article on how to make money while sleeping. As you can see, there are many full-time jobs and side hustles to make money while you sleep such as:
Investing in real estate
Starting a YouTube channel
Selling online courses
Putting your money in high yield savings accounts
Rent out your garage
Selling stock images
Start a membership site
Sleep studies and mattress testing
Vending machine business
Write a book
Develop and sell an app
Do you want to learn how to make money while you sleep?
Real estate finished November as the second best performing group in the S&P 500 Index adding 12%, trailing slightly behind tech’s 13% gain. The momentum was fueled by bets the central bank may begin cutting rates as early as next year.
RELATED: Mortgage rates will decline further, economic signs indicate
In November, the interest-rate sensitive sector was a market outperformer as investors poured capital into the group. A pullback in Treasury yields has also supported trader optimism that the worst of it could be over. Additionally, U.S. real estate investment trusts, which have been beaten-down by surging interest rates and economic uncertainty, are now flashing signs of strength.
The group rallied 12% in November versus the S&P 500’s 9% gain, notching its best month since 2011. Bank of America said it’s overweight the real estate sector ahead of 2024, with Jeffrey Spector calling the REIT sector equity’s “diamond in the rough.” He listed American Homes 4 Rent, Americold Realty Trust, Empire State Realty Trust, Kimco Realty Corp., Prologis Inc. and Welltower Inc. as his top picks in a note to clients Friday.
Battered office landlord stocks have placed a overcast on the REIT sector as a whole, though office only represents a sliver of the group. Investors have been fleeing the office sector as fears of remote work and elevated borrowing costs destabilize the sector.
“Real estate has seen the biggest de-rating since 2021 among all industries on concerns over office, but office is less than 5% of real estate’s market cap,” he said.
While Bank of America remains cautious on the market entering 2024, it still sees real estate as underappreciated.
For homebuilding stocks, the bulk of the monthly advance was made during the first three sessions of November after the Federal Reserve announced it would hold its benchmark rate steady for a second meeting. The index posted three back-to-back gains of more than 4%, ultimately sending the index to post its biggest monthly gain since 2020.
The recent pullback in mortgage rates is likely to further support the sector’s gains, enabling builders to buy down rates to 5.5%, a level that has previously helped demand, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Drew Reading said.
“This would actually make new home payments more favorable versus resales heading into the spring selling season, so the timing is great for the group,” he noted.
Although builder confidence has been on the decline, Capital Economics U.S. Property Economist Thomas Ryan says the sentiment is a misrepresentation of where larger public builders actually stand, as the gauge is largely comprised of smaller private builders.
As such, the typical strong correlation between NAHB homebuilder confidence and housing starts has broken down recently, he said. That divergence was underscored in November after the confidence gauge fell to its lowest level this year, despite housing starts unexpectedly rising to the highest in three months.
“While smaller homebuilders are finding it increasingly difficult to access the credit required to maintain construction activity, their giant competitors are in an extremely strong financial position,” Ryan wrote.
The real estate sector still lags behind the broader market year-to-date, but according to Bank of America, the group may be a bright spot heading into 2024.
Mortgage rates have pulled back in recent weeks giving consumers and loan originators some breathing room, but headwinds in the industry are far from over.
The decline in the 10-year Treasury yield and agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) yields — due to a soft jobs report in late October — led to a slight pick up in seasonally-adjusted mortgage application volume. This marks a “welcome near-term reprieve for originators and many mortgage real estate investment trusts (mREITs),” according to a note from Piper Sandler, a leading investment bank.
“But this move is immaterial relative to the continued downward trend that has persisted throughout the past two years – particularly as we face the seasonally slow winter months,” the note said.
Piper Sandler forecasts further consolidation within the mortgage industry over the next few months with demand near multi-decade lows before picking up in 2024 as consumers re-adjust to higher mortgage rates.
Here are the three factors that Piper Sandler noted for continued mortgage industry headwinds:
Application demand remains low
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) weekly mortgage application volume index reached the lowest levels in October since tracking the data in 2020. Application volume index declined 19% year over year as of Oct. 25 and decreased 45% below the previous trough in 2018, according to Piper Sandler.
Overall, purchase volume is now down 56% from the near-term peak in January 2021 and 9% below the previous trough in 2014.
Prepayment speeds continue to trend lower
Mortgage prepayment speeds on 30-year fixed rate pools of agency and government mortgages in October dropped 15 to 40 basis points from the previous month to 4.8% for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pools, according to Piper Sandler.
The drop in prepayment speeds indicates mortgage servicing rights (MSR) amortization expense should continue to decline, a positive development for mortgage companies with large servicing fee revenue streams.
Piper Sandler expects a drop in prepayment speeds to continue despite the near-term dip in mortgage rates, because very few borrowers have mortgage rates above current levels.
The industry would need to see a more persistent mortgage rate decline to near 6% for a more meaningful pickup in prepayment speeds, the note said.
Affordability remains a problem
Affordability has declined for nine straight months in October as median home prices have increased 8% and mortgage rates have increased 123 bps during this time period.
Piper Sandler estimates the median monthly payment is now $2,313 as of October 2023. That’s a 12% year-over-year increase and a 130% increase from the pre-pandemic levels in October 2019.
The median mortgage payment exceeds 30% of the median household annual income while home prices are 4.2 times the median annual income, Piper Sandler said. This finding is in line with the financial crisis high and well above the 2000-2022 average of 3.4x.
The industry would need to see a more meaningful decline in home prices and/or mortgage rates before home sales will start reverting back to pre-pandemic levels, Piper Sandler projected.
While investors can buy both secured bonds or unsecured bonds, the main difference between the two is the amount of risk for the investor. Secured bonds are secured with collateral, e.g. by an asset or assets of commensurate value. Unsecured bonds are not secured with collateral, but investors who buy these bonds put their faith in the creditworthiness of the issuing company.
An example of a secured bond might be a mortgage bond, which is secured by the value of the underlying mortgage as well as the payments on that mortgage. An unsecured bond might be issued based on the promise of revenue. For example, a municipal bond that’s issued to raise money for a new hospital.
• Secured bonds have collateral backing, reducing risk for investors, while unsecured bonds rely on the creditworthiness of the issuer.
• Secured bonds may be backed by physical assets or income streams, such as mortgage bonds or revenue bonds.
• Unsecured bonds, like U.S. Treasury Bonds, depend on the issuer’s creditworthiness and are riskier than secured bonds.
• Secured bonds offer the benefit of potential collection from issuer assets in case of default, but the process can be complex.
• Investors should consider their risk tolerance and goals when choosing between secured and unsecured bonds for their portfolios.
What Are Secured Bonds?
A secured bond is one that has an asset as collateral to back up a person’s investment. This asset can be something physical, such as a piece of property or equipment, or an income stream. A government agency might issue bonds to raise money to build a bridge, which is a common example of how bonds work.
In the government bridge-building example, the bonds could be secured — but, in this case, not by the bridge itself; rather, by the future revenue stream that will be generated after construction is complete when a toll will be charged for people to drive over that bridge.
This type of bond can sometimes be referred to as a revenue bond. These are often considered non-resource — meaning that, if the source of revenue dries up, the investor often doesn’t have an ability to get paid.
And a bond can actually be secured by both a physical asset and an income stream. An example of bonds that are secured by both is a bundle of mortgage loans. This has the physical property being mortgaged by borrowers as collateral, as well as the income stream that comes in when people make their mortgage payments.
A key benefit of choosing a secure bond is that, if the entity issuing the bond defaults on making payments to bond purchasers, then the investors can attempt to collect from the assets of the issuer to get their money.
The process isn’t necessarily as straightforward as an investor owning or buying bonds in default might like, however, in part because the collateralized assets may not be significant enough in worth to cover the totality of what’s owed — and in part because issuers may challenge the investors’ right to those assets. So, in reality, it can take weeks to months, or even longer, to actually get bond-related money from an issuer in default.
Investors who want to purchase secured bonds typically seek them out from corporations and municipalities. That doesn’t mean, however, that all corporate bonds are secured; in fact, many of these types of bonds are in fact unsecured.
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What Are Unsecured Bonds?
Unsecured bonds are those that don’t have assets backing them. Instead, investors are given the “full faith and credit” of the entity issuing them that the bonds will be paid upon, as promised. U.S. Treasury Bonds, for example, are considered unsecured (although these are also considered one of the lowest risk investments available).
If the issuer of an unsecured bond defaults, owners of these bonds would still have a claim on the issuer’s assets, but are paid only after holders of secured bonds are paid.
From a risk and return perspective, it might seem as though secured bonds present a lower risk because they have collateral behind them. There may be some truth to that, but investors wanting low risk often buy Treasury bonds — unsecured investments — because the U.S. government has made all scheduled payments over the past 200+ plus years.
When choosing what bonds to buy, here’s guidance: as a generalization, debt that’s considered riskier will offer more attractive interest rates. Those backed by entities with strong economic profiles will have relatively lower rates. And, although “secured” sounds more reliable than “unsecured,” the reality is that a secured bond of “junk” quality is actually riskier than an investment grade unsecured bond.
A person’s goals when investing, including when choosing bonds, should help to guide which ones make sense to purchase.
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Secured vs Unsecured Bonds
There are pros and cons to investing in both secured and unsecured bonds. Investors would be wise to take everything into consideration. Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons
Secured vs. Unsecured Bonds: Pros
Potential for higher returns
Low default risk
May be more choices on the market
Good diversification assets
May be a good middle-ground investment for less risk-averse investors
Secured vs. Unsecured Bonds: Cons
Subject to interest rate risks
Not completely risk-free
Lower potential returns
Subject to interest rate risks
Benefits of Investing in Bonds
In general, investing in either secured or unsecured bonds can have some benefits. Namely, that they provide a source of income, and can reduce portfolio volatility to certain degrees. But there are some differences, too.
Benefits of Investing in Secured Bonds
Bonds pay a fixed interest rate, typically paying investors twice a year, which creates the income that a bond holder may want. Plus, because they are typically lower in risk than stocks, they can help to reduce the overall levels of risk in an investor’s portfolio.
Because a person’s risk tolerance plays a significant role in the type of investing that is best for them, investors can determine their risk tolerance as a way of analyzing the degrees of risk that feel comfortable for them. Again, secured bonds are among the safest investments out there — but they’re not completely risk-free.
Benefits of Investing in Unsecured Bonds
The main benefit of investing in unsecured bonds versus secured bonds is the potential for higher or better returns. Since unsecured bonds are riskier, there’s a potential for higher rewards — the old adage is true, that there’s a correlation between risk and reward.
While unsecured bonds aren’t the riskiest investment on the market, they tend to be riskier than their secured counterparts.
How Bonds Factor Into Asset Allocation
Savvy investors typically create diversified portfolios, which contain a mix of assets, often including stocks and bonds with varying levels of risk and reward.
Diversification is the financial version of not putting all eggs in one basket, with asset allocation referring to the amount of money invested into each type of asset class within a person’s portfolio.
Individual investors can each decide what asset allocation makes the most sense for them, perhaps including 60% stocks and 40% bonds, as just one example.
Factors involved in determining asset allocation include an investor’s
• Financial goals
• Risk tolerance
• Investing timelines (when retirement is looming, for example, asset allocations may be different than for a younger investor)
By looking at these factors, along with possible investment options and their historical performances, an investor can choose a mix of assets that seem to dovetail best with his or her unique goals, challenges, and overall financial situation.
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Asset Allocation Models
There are four broad asset allocation models that can be shared to show varying investment strategies. Some, but not all of them, typically include bonds.
Capital Preservation Portfolio
As the name suggests, an investor creating this type of portfolio wants to preserve capital, and is averse to losing money, even short term.
This can be the type of portfolio created for investors who have short-term goals (meaning, those intended to be accomplished within one year), such as someone building an emergency fund, or saving to buy a car. Investors with capital preservation goals might put an entire portfolio in a money market fund because stocks and bonds alike can have short-term losses.
Investors using this strategy typically focus on generating income, rather than portfolio growth, often because they will be living off investment income to some degree. For example, someone who is already retired might invest in income producing vehicles to supplement a monthly pension.
This person’s portfolio might include bonds, whether secured or unsecured, from government entities or corporations with a history of steady profitability. Other elements of the portfolio might include shares of stocks that pay dividends and/or real estate investment trusts. Investing in I bonds is another possibility.
As a third investment model, a growth strategy can be chosen by people who want long-term portfolio growth. These investors may be willing to take more risk than those who fit into one of the two previous models described if they believe they can receive higher returns.
This investor may still be working and therefore not need to have their portfolios generate income yet. A portfolio focusing on growth may largely or even fully have stock investments.
This type of portfolio can be a blend of an income-producing and a growth portfolio. People of all ages along the investment journey may choose to use a balanced approach to manage portfolio volatility, and this type often contains a mix of common stocks with investment-grade bonds.
This type of portfolio, in other words, is created to balance assets that grow over time with less volatility with those that can produce growth.
Stock and Bond Allocation “Rule”
Financial professionals sometimes use formulas to determine the best mix of stocks and bonds in a portfolio for an investor. One such “rule” is to subtract the investor’s age from 110.
The number that remains may indicate the percentage of a portfolio that should go into buying stocks. So, while a 30 year old may use this to put 80% of funds into stocks, a 60 year old — using the same formula — would put in only 50%.
The remainder could be invested into a more conservative choice: bonds. Because different people have different risk tolerances, this is not a hard and fast rule; rather, it’s a starting point when deciding how aggressive or conservative an investor wants a portfolio to be.
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Secured bonds and unsecured bonds differ in one key way: One is secured by collateral, and the other is not. That plays a role in how risky each type of bond is, and thus, can inform an investor’s strategy. Both types of bonds may have a place in an investor’s portfolio.
Portfolios may be rebalanced more often if an asset class experiences a significant change, with the goal always being to keep an investor’s portfolio on track with stated goals. Bonds of all types can be a part of that, but it may be best to consult with a financial professional for advice.
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What is the difference between secured bonds and unsecured bonds?
The main difference between secured bonds and unsecured bonds is that secured bonds are secured by collateral, whereas unsecured bonds are more or less dependent on the issuers’ creditworthiness.
What does it mean when a bond is secured?
A secured bond refers to the fact that the issuer of the bond has put up some sort of collateral. In that case, the bonds are less risky, because if the issuer defaults, the collateral can be sold to pay back bondholders.
What is the purpose of an unsecured bond?
Unsecured bonds allow companies or organizations to borrow money without putting up any collateral – which can be extremely helpful if they don’t have any. That makes them riskier, however, than secured bonds.
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Inside: Are you confused about the differences in types of income? This guide will help you understand earned income, passive income, and investment income, and their importance in achieving financial stability. Learn about the different tax implications for each type of income.
Understanding the differences in income types is a vital component of your financial literacy.
Earned, passive, and investment income all play a distinct role in your financial portfolio and tax liabilities.
These types of income are important to grow your wealth.
We will quickly answer the difference, provide examples, and understand the tax implications.
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What Is Earned Income?
Earned income is the money you actively work for. You trade your time for money.
This comes in the form of salaries and wages, where you receive a fixed amount of compensation for your role or job. It can also occur as hourly wages in part-time or contractual jobs.
Other forms include tips received in the service industry, bonuses for achieving specific goals, and self-employment income for freelancers, consultants, and small business owners. Any income that directly results from your personal efforts and active participation falls under earned income.
Typically, this is the most common form of income for most people.
Real Life Examples of Earned Income
A supermarket cashier receives an hourly wage.
A financial analyst is being paid for salary.
A freelance graphic designer receiving payment for a recently completed project.
A waitress at a restaurant receives a tip from a satisfied customer.
A real estate agent receives a commission on the sale of a house.
A sales manager at a car dealership receives a bonus for meeting sales targets.
A renowned author receiving an honorarium for delivering a keynote speech at a literature festival.
A hairstylist at a salon receives income from the haircuts and styling services provided.
A fitness coach generating income through personal training sessions.
Any side hustle income is typically earned income.
How Is Active Income Taxed?
Active income, also known as earned income, is subject to income tax at various rates as determined by the IRS’s current tax brackets. Seven tax brackets, ranging from 10% to 37%, are set for individual taxpayers. 1
The tax treatment is wholly dependent on where an individual’s income falls within these brackets. Your employer typically deducts this tax directly from your paycheck, reducing net take-home pay. It’s advisable to understand the tax implications of your earnings to avoid any surprises at tax time.
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Role of Passive Income
Passive income refers to money earned that is not directly linked to active efforts or time spent, often described as income one can earn while sleeping, vacationing, or indulging in hobbies.
This kind of income usually demands some sort of initial investment, which could be financial, a substantial time commitment, ingenuity, or a mixture of all. For many, they invested 10k to get started. Examples include writing a book, creating a course, investing in real estate, or running an affiliate marketing program.
Despite the upfront work often required, passive income potentially provides a steady additional revenue stream and financial independence, making it an attractive prospect for many.
Common Forms of Passive Income
Dividends and interest income: Profits made from investments in stocks or bonds often involve receiving dividends or interest.
Rental income: This is earned from renting out property you own, like houses or apartments as a real estate rental.
Royalties: Income from allowing others to use your intellectual or creative properties, such as copyrighted books, music compositions, or patented inventions.
Capital gains: Profits from buying assets like stocks or property for a certain amount and selling them at a higher value.
Product or Course Sales: A small business owner receiving income from a product or sales that they created once and can resell.
Remember, there is still a level of effort involved in managing these streams, even though they are considered passive.
How Is Passive Income Taxed?
The tax liability of passive income can vary based on how the income is generated. 2
In general, how passive income is taxed depends on how the income is earned. The key note is you are not trading your time for money.
Some forms of passive income are subject to self-employment taxes, while others may be taxed at your regular income tax rate. For instance, net rental income, a form of passive income, may attract unique taxation rules.
However, the applicable tax rules can be complex. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to seek advice from a licensed tax professional when managing taxes for passive income.
Insights into Investment Income
Investment income is a distinct financial category mainly composed of profits resulting from various investments. This pathway consists of the strategic acquisition of assets with a prime focus on their long-term appreciation or regular income, potentially in the form of dividends or interest.
Unlike earned income which often demands a substantial time investment, and unlike passive income which may need initial setup, investment income principally necessitates strategic decision-making and periodic performance reviews.
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Examples of Investment Income And Strategies
Dividends: Income received from owning shares of a company. A long-term investment strategy generally works best here.
Bond Interest: Income paid from bonds for lending money to entities. Risk-averse investors often lean towards bonds for steady income.
Capital Gains: Profits from selling investments at a higher price than their purchase. This needs a strategic understanding of market patterns.
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): Income from investing in property-related assets. This strategy may provide steady cash flow with potential growth.
P2P Lending: Returns from lending money through online platforms. The ability to scale and diversify this investment depends on your risk tolerance.
Interest on savings accounts – Money earned on the balance held in your savings account.
All require a strategic approach, balancing risk and rewards, to drive income growth effectively.
Please note, that the successful generation of investment income often requires careful financial decision-making and strategic asset allocation.
Impact of Tax on Investment Income
Taxes on investment income include interest, dividends, and capital gains. However, the rate is usually lower than that for earned income.
Investment income is often taxed at a lower rate than earned income, however, the exact tax rates can depend on an individual’s tax bracket and the holding period of the investment.
In certain circumstances, Investment income can be subject to capital gains taxes, which apply if you sell a stock or other investment at a profit.
For some high-income individuals, Investment income may be subjected to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). The NIIT is an additional 3.8% tax on certain investment income, such as interest, dividends, and capital gains.
Capital gains from the sale of assets (like real estate or a business) are often taxed at a lower rate compared to ordinary income.
Therefore, it’s important to consider these tax implications when shaping your investment strategies. Proper tax planning can help mitigate the impact of taxes on your investment income.
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Major Differences Between Active (Earned) and Passive Income
The primary differences between active (earned) income and passive income revolve around how they are earned and managed.
Active (earned) income requires active, day-to-day involvement in work. For example, a full-time job where you’re on the clock. It’s often less scalable due to time and energy constraints. Earned income is also more prone to risks like job loss or health issues that prevent work. Furthermore, in most regions, earned income tends to fall in higher tax brackets.
Conversely, passive income demands initial setup and some regular review but not daily oversight. Examples include earning royalties from a book you wrote or income from renting properties. This is more scalable because you aren’t exchanging time for money in the same way.
Advantages of Diversifying Your Income Sources
#1 – Achieving Financial Goals with Flexibility
Diversifying your income source adds flexibility to your personal finance strategy, helping you achieve your financial goals effectively. An income diversified across active, passive, and investment income can cushion against financial downturns whilst providing multiple avenues for wealth generation.
An unexpected job loss, for example, maybe less devastating when you have additional income streams to bank on, such as rental income or dividends, providing you with the flexibility to navigate financial bumps. It also allows you to explore unique investment opportunities without undue stress.
Consequently, a multi-faceted income model can be a stepping stone towards financial freedom.
#2 – Stable Financial Standing with Multiple Income Streams
Having multiple income streams provides a buffer that can significantly enhance your financial stability. “You’ll catch more fish with multiple lines in the water,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. 4
If one income source dwindles or disappears, other income streams continue to provide essential financial flow. This duplication shields you from the full brunt of economic or occupational changes, ensuring you maintain your standard of living while working towards your financial goals. Thus, a diverse income portfolio lays a foundation of financial resilience and prosperity.
#3 – Tax Benefits and Deductions: Navigating the Complexities
Income diversification presents an opportunity to mitigate taxes through various benefits and deductions. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be eligible for specific tax breaks or deductions on passive or investment income. For instance, certain expenses related to generating rental income may be deductible, or long-term capital gains might be taxed at a lower rate.
It’s also noteworthy that certain types of income like qualified dividends or long-term capital gains can offer potential tax advantages over regular income. While tax laws can be complex, a basic understanding of these concepts could be beneficial to reduce your tax obligations.
That said, always consider seeking the help of a tax professional to navigate these intricacies, especially with an S corporation or with a schedule C.
FAQ About Different Types of Income
Earned income and passive income are two distinctly sourced income channels. Earned income is money received as a direct result of work performed or services provided. This includes wages, salaries, tips, and self-employment income.
Passive income, on the other hand, is money earned without active, daily participation. Although it may require initial efforts to set up, its subsequent generation entails minimal direct input. The key difference between the two lies in the level and timing of involvement required to generate them. Passive income gives you more time freedom.
Portfolio income and passive income are often misunderstood as the same. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) distinctly categorizes them. 3
While passive income generally refers to earnings gained without active involvement, portfolio income specifically relates to income derived from investments such as interest, dividends, or capital gains. Although both involve some lack of active participation, their origins, and tax implications are different.
No, investment income and earned income are not the same. The key difference lies in the source: one is actively earned by working, while the other is accrued through investing or letting money work for you.
The variance also manifests in their respective tax treatment by the IRS.
Earned income refers to wages, salaries, bonuses, and other income earned by providing a service or actively participating in a job or business.
On the other hand, investment income is generated from things like dividends, interest, and capital gains from the sale of financial assets such as stocks or bonds.
Diversification is the Key to Types of Income
Choosing the right income channel—earned, passive, or investment income—depends heavily on your financial goals, resources, risk tolerance, and time commitment.
Earned income may provide stable, regular income, but requires active participation.
Passive income, while enticing with its offer of money while you sleep, requires initial effort and savvy management.
Investment income may promise attractive returns, yet it can involve significant risk and demand financial acumen.
Diversifying your income streams could provide economic stability, flexibility, and potential tax benefits.
One wise woman, Teri Ijeoma, once stated, “It is better to make more money than you know what to do with rather than worry about how the taxes work.”
Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to financial prosperity, but understanding the nuances of various income types is a step in the right direction toward financial literacy and independence.
Now, let’s move to how to become financially independent.
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New York-based Rithm Capital, the parent company of Newrez, announced on Friday it completed the acquisition of Sculptor Capital Management for $719.8 million.
The deal was made public four months ago and created a dispute among investors to take the firm, leading Rithm to increase its price by 14% compared to the original bid. The transaction also created legal battles with Sculptor’s shareholders and founders, including Daniel S. Och, but the parties settled the cases in court.
In a special meeting on Thursday, Sculptor’s stockholders of 89% of the Class A common stock and 97% of Class B common stock voted in favor of the agreement with Rithm. They also approved the compensation to directors to consolidate the deal. As a result, Sculptor will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
Michael Nierenberg, chairman, CEO and president of Rithm, said in a statement that the company plans to “create a superior global asset management business focused on delivering significant, long-term value for our shareholders and fund investors.”
Rithm announced on July 24 its plans to acquire Sculptor for $11.15 per share. After the deal was public, Rithm faced competition from a group of investors, including Boaz Weinstein, Bill Ackman, Marc Lasry and Jeff Yass. They offered $13.50 per share.
It resulted in Och and other founders filing lawsuits opposing the deal, saying it aimed to protect current CEO Jimmy Levin rather than maximize shareholder value.
Rithm only received the blessing of Sculptor’s founder at the end of October after increasing its price to $12.70 per share. It had previously increased to $12 per share without success.
Rithm reported a $194 million GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2023 — lower than the $357.4 million the prior quarter. The company targets transitioning from a real estate investment trust to a global asset manager.
Sculptor is relevant to this plan because it will bring to Rithm $34 billion of assets under management, including real estate, credit and multi-strategy investing spectrum.
Citi acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Rithm. PJT Partners was the financial advisor to the Sculptor’s special committee. The sculptor’s financial advisor was JP Morgan Securities LLC.
Welcome to Episode 9 of The Kings Table Podcast, a captivating new show hosted by Ashish, Mike, Aaron, and Matt. Join us for an unfiltered, authentic experience as we gather weekly to delve into the raw discussions that drive our lives, businesses, economics, and the world.
Meet the hosts:
1. Mike (The Sage) Ayala is an accomplished investor, speaker, and podcast host, who stands at the helm of Investing for Freedom, guiding busy professionals and entrepreneurs toward the path of genuine liberation and optimal living. 2. Ashish (Hostess with the Most-est) Nathu is a founder and CEO, entrepreneur, real estate investor, triathlete, and host of the Rich Equation Podcast. 3. Matt (Hero of Hospitality) Aitchison is a distinguished real estate investor, captivating speaker, and committed philanthropist. 4. Aaron (The Trend Spotter) Amuchastegui is a seasoned real estate virtuoso with a remarkable track record of over 1,000 house transactions, predominantly acquired through astute foreclosure purchases at courthouse auctions.
In this episode, we navigate the complex terrain of economics, wealth building, and real estate investment. We launch into a comprehensive discussion on inflation, dissecting its impact on the purchasing power of the US dollar, particularly since the creation of the Federal Reserve. We explore how inflation and leveraged debt play pivotal roles in wealth building and empower you to take control of your financial future. We share our observations regarding real estate investing trends and explore the concept of finding opportunities amidst crises.
Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of inflation, wealth creation, and the intricate world of real estate investment.
00:39 – Kicked off the episode with the topic of inflation 06:35 – The purchasing power of the US dollar since the creation of the Federal Reserve 19:15 – Impact of inflation and leverage debt in wealth building, understanding the system so you can be in control 27:28 – How people wanting to build wealth see or think about inflation 34:34 – Make more fake money and invest it in real assets 50:24 – Observations of what each of the hosts is seeing from people on the topic of real estate investing 1:05:34 – Don’t waste a crisis, learn to see opportunities in times of crisis 1:08:31 – Union negotiations 1:27:27 – Investing in real estate 1:32:33 – Creative ways to structure deals
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