Hi Doug,

Thanks for the comment.

The point I make in the article is that true passive income (which you are currently living off) cannot exist without lots (say, 38 years worth) of active income.

Active income + A lot of time = passive income.

This article is directed at the many articles and videos that claim people can start living off “passive income” if they “simply follow these steps”. The “myth” is that passive income can be achieved easily and without a lot of work. Which it sounds like you would agree with.

Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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