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20 Ways To Improve Retirement



  • Making your personal income statement work in retirement can be difficult.
  • 10 ways to improve your revenue in retirement.
  • 10 ways to cut back on expenses.

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.

Many retirees are forced to make difficult choices.

Their personal income statement may leave quite a bit to be desired. Much like a company, the retiree must manage their revenues and expenses. Unfortunately, many retirees are sacrificing their balance sheet in an attempt to pump up revenues. That poor strategy comes back to bite investors in the end.

Today, I want to share several ideas about how you can improve your income statement.


There are several techniques to raise revenue in retirement. Most of them are dramatically better than buying sucker yields.

Option 1 - Bet on sporting events

By betting on sporting events, you can pretend you’re making money while you’re losing your retirement.

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This is a terrible suggestion and I threw it in to make sure you were paying attention.

Option 2 - Take dogs for a walk

If you live in the city, you may have access to dog walking opportunities. Walking the dogs won’t pay a great deal, but it can provide a little additional revenue if your monthly income is a little too tight. The added benefit is the opportunity to get some exercise and play with some loveable canines.

Option 3 - Write articles on the internet

That may sound easier said than done, but I am writing this article by voice while walking my own dog. This lets me save money from not having to pay a dog walker and earn additional revenue from writing articles.

If investors are wondering where to write, I might suggest the same place your reading this article.

Option 4 - Start a vending business

The easiest way to start a vending business is to use gumball machines. You want to

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