Why You Should Add REITS Into Your Retirement Portfolio
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So, the odds are not in our favour when it comes to retirement. According to an article in The Star, 68% of those aged 54 had less than RM50,000 in their retirement account.
That is really not enough for one to fund their retirement. According to the same report, 1 in 3 Malaysians do not have a savings account.
In fact, many of us have not saved enough to last us more than five years after leaving the work force. Talk about a gloomy outlook, but there is always a silver lining.
You may not have a hefty bank balance or a fat take-home salary. But start early and you have something far more precious – time. Used wisely, time can lend that extra zing everybody wants in their investments.
One way to boost your chances is investing in a REIT, which is a type of security that invests in real estate and often trades on major exchanges like a stock.
It is more liquid than physical property where you can quickly convert it into cash and it has a low-entry barrier, meaning you don’t need a huge investment capital to start off with.
Want in? Then check out the AmPRS – Asia Pacific REITs. It is the only Private Retirement Scheme that offers the option of investing into REITs and fits just about any investor appetite.