Banish the "Bag Lady Syndrome" with Turnkey Real Estate Properties:- In an article in Forbes by Emma Johnson, it was stated that the "Bag Lady Syndrome" was the number one financial fear for women.  Katie Couric - real estate investing In her superb piece, "Top 10 Money Fears and What To Do About Them," that everyone should read, both male and female, Johnson wrote that,

"The most documented female money fear is commonly referred to as the 'bag lady' syndrome," or anxiety about finding yourself suddenly destitute and on skid row.  Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, Shirley MacLaine and Katie Couric have all reported suffering from this fear."

According to www.celebritynetworth, Katie Couric makes $15,000,000.00 a year and is worth $55,000,000.00.

Whatever the fears of women that leads to anxiety about the "Bag Lady Syndrome" there is a time-honored and time-tested means for creating wealth.  Over the last two centuries, about 90% of the millionaires in the world, male or female, have been produced by real estate rising in value.  An excellent way for women to profit from real estate increasing in the future is through passive investing with a long term approach in turnkey properties.

Turnkey rental real estate is when experienced professionals find, fix up, rent out to a suitable tenant, and then manage the property for the buyer.  It offers the best of all worlds in investing: buying the expertise of others in real estate investing in only the properties that you feel most comfortable with in owning.

Long term, passive investing in turnkey properties also comports better with the financial style of women, according to studies. An article by Lisa Smith about this from Investopedia that was published on Yahoo! Finance opens with the sentence that says it all: "Study after study has shown that women are less aggressive than men when it comes to investing."

"Less aggressive" does not, however, have to mean "less profitable."

Passive investing for the long term has been the hallmark of the some of the most successful investors in history, no matter the asset class.  Warren Buffett, worth over $50 billion, and considered to be one of the best investors in history, has stayed away from high tech and dot.com stocks, even when the sector was exploding, as he never understood the business model.  According to Buffett, he only invests in a company he understands like Coca-Cola, Dairy Queen, Heinz, and others like that as, "I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not open it for five years."  For these acquisitions, Buffett prefers the passive approach to investing as he has noted that, "For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases."

As for the length of time Buffett prefers owning an investment: "...our favorite holding period is forever."

This all points to why passive investing for the long term in turnkey rental real estate should forever banish any fears of the "bag lady syndrome" for the female owners of property.  Even during The Great Recession, when stocks and bonds plunged in value, rental real estate income still rose in the United States.  On average, rental income increases 4-5% yearly in the United States, doubling in less than 15 years.  Returns like that should calm the fears about the future for all investors.