Study: Work is actually good for your health and owning and caring for an investment property is work and you make money.

No one is saying investment property is easy, but it does have some nice features.

You get paid for it.

You provide a place for someone to live.

People treat you with respect.

You make money at it.

That’s a recipe for lower levels of stress, a study concludes.

What the study shows

In a new study published on line at Social Science & Medicine, researchers at Penn State University found significantly and consistently lower levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, in a majority of subjects when they were at work compared with when they were at home. It was true for men and women, parents and people without children.

Most subjects had lower levels of cortisol at work. It made no difference what their occupation was, whether they were single or married, or even if they liked their job or not. But for those who made $75,000 a year or more, their stress levels were about the same in either place.

Another reason for investing in real estate.

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