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Real Estate Investing for Emergency Medical Services Workers

emergency medical servicesThose who work in the emergency medical services field are busy. Maybe even busier than the average Joe Schmoe on a regular day. We get that. It’s hard to find time to study your investments, so you end up handing them over to a financial adviser, probably one who steers you into stocks or mutual funds. That’s all fine and dandy if you want to retire from your job and go straight to work as a Wal-Mart greeter to make ends meet.

Nothing wrong with Wal-Mart greeters. People do it for different reasons but at least give yourself the financial option to say “No.” With a slight shift in focus of your investment strategy, hard-working emergency medical services workers could be reaping the rewards of a financially independent retirement. We like the idea of financial independence. It means never having to check the bank balance before taking off for a long weekend to the Bahamas, sending the grand kids NICE birthday presents and, maybe most importantly, never having to worry about when or how a bill gets paid.

Chances are, Wall Street investments have been pulling the wool over your eyes for a while now but the statistics show it’s not even close to being the best bang for your investment dollar. Real estate is much better, particularly income property investing. This is where you buy a house with the purpose of renting it out. It’s like free money. Hear us out. All you have to come up with is a 20% down payment on the purchase price. The bank foots the rest. Tenant checks should be enough to cover your mortgage payment and you own the property after it’s paid. Plus, historically, property value doubles every seven years.

Stocks wish they could say that. The time for emergency medical services workers to begin paying attention to retirement plans is now. Make the second half of your life the best it can be.

The Heroic Investing Team


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