My friend is businessman and does not earn regular income. He wants to invest money to get regular monthly income.
Who don’t like regular income? I know you also want to have regular income by investing money in financial product. To help you we have evaluated various investment option and we are herewith 10 best investment option to get regular monthly income in India.
10 Best Investment to get regular monthly income
(1) Post office MIS
MIS broadly known as Monthly Income Scheme as name suggests one can get assured monthly return from investment under this scheme. Rate of return under this scheme is fixed 8%. Investment period under this scheme is 5 years. One will get back his principal amount along with a 5% bonus at the end. One can invest only up to 4.5 lacs for an individual account and 9 lacs in a joint account.
MIS Example – Suppose Mr X invests 3 lacs in MIS. Monthly returns in this case will be 2000 Rs/- per month and Mr.X will get 15000 Rs/- additional bonus at the end of six year on maturity.
Interest Income from MIS should be added to your income and necessary tax to be paid.
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(2) Fix Deposit
Fixed Deposit (FD) is a low risk financial instrument where an investment is made for a fixed period of time resulting in a fixed rate of returns. This is best suited for investors with a low risk appetite and who wants to invest a fix sum of money to earn a fixed rate of interest.
Fix deposit is most popular investment option which can offer monthly, quarterly, yearly return. The interest rate will depends on the tenure for which you open fixed deposit. Bank FD would offer 8-9% return per annum.
FD Example – Suppose Mr X invests 1 lac in FD for 1 year with 9% return per annum. Yearly interest under this case will be 9000 Rs/- with monthly income of 750 Rs/-
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(3) Senior citizen saving scheme
Senior citizen saving scheme is special scheme only for senior citizens. Investment in this scheme can be made only by people of 60 years of age or above.
The Senior Citizen’s Savings Scheme has a maturity of 5 years, which is extendable by 3 years. Rate of return offered in this scheme is 9 % per annum. Interest income will be paid every 3 months.
(4) Monthly Income Plan of mutual funds
Certain mutual funds have inbuilt structure of providing regular income which is called as MIP (monthly income plans). Like MIS, FD or SCSS return in MIP is not guaranteed it will fluctuate and are in range of 8-9% .
Amount paid by MIP is called as dividends. The dividends are tax-free in hands of investors.
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(5) SWP from mutual funds
Mutual fund is most popular investment option in India. If you have invested in equity or debt mutual funds you can generate regular monthly income from mutual funds by selecting SWP (systematic withdrawal plan).
SWP is reverse of SIP; It is withdrawal of fixed number of mutual funds unit and selling it in market. This is slight risky way to generate monthly income and not advisable for those who are looking for fix kind of return.
(6) Dividend from Mutual funds
Certain Mutual funds have option of dividend payout. If you don’t want to invest in equity directly you can opt for mutual funds with dividend payout.
This mutual funds provide dividend on yearly basis & not monthly, but if you have diversified and invested in multiple mutual funds like this you can get regular dividend income.
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(7) Dividend from Equity
Equity investments are risky in nature. But if you have knowledge and skill you can make very good money in stock market.
Apart from appreciation in stock value you can take benefit of dividend. Dividend payout from equity is on yearly basis. If you diversify your stock investment in 10-12 good stock you can defiantly generate regular income.
(8) Rent from Real Estate
Real estate is another good way to generate regular income. Real estate investment is high risk high return affair. You can generate income by renting property purchased by you.
There are risks involved in this option risk like not getting tenants or right tenants or fall in property rates.
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(9) Long term Government Bond
Long term government bond is one of the safest options to get regular income. Government bond usually offers 8% return half-yearly. These bonds are long term bonds and at the end of the tenure you will get back your principal amount.
These bonds are also tradable in secondary market, so you can also sell them if you want to get rid of them.
(10) Annuity from Insurance companies
Annuity from Insurance plan is also one option to generate regular monthly income. But this option will take time to generate income. Returns on these plans will depend on pension tenure and which option you have taken while buying the product.
As per me this is last option and not advisable, if you are not capable of doing anything else with your money you can opt for this option.
10 Best Investment to get regular monthly income
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What do you think about these investment options? Which one of these is your favorite? Please share your views in comment section.