TFSA Investors: How to Earn $250/Month in Passive Income

Utilize your TFSA to earn tax-free passive income on a regular basis! Check out this simple portfolio that earns $250/month!

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The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is an exceptional place to earn and grow passive investment income. You can invest in everything from bonds to exchange traded funds to individual stocks in your TFSA.

The best part is any dividend, interest, or capital gain earned is completely tax-free. That means you keep all that you earn. If you don’t immediately need the cash, you can re-invest into more passive income-producing assets.

In fact, with as little as $60,000 invested in your TFSA, you could earn nearly $250 averaged monthly. As you collect your income, the more you can invest, and accordingly earn more income. Even better, if your stocks consistently increase their dividends.

While a diversified portfolio is recommended to limit concentration risk, here is a simple three-stock portfolio that demonstrates the amount of passive income you can potentially earn in a TFSA.

A top renewables stock for your TFSA

The first stock that is an ideal fit for a TFSA is Brookfield Renewable Partners (TSX:BEP.UN). BEP.UN is a premium renewable power stock across the world. It has operations across the renewable power spectrum, including nuclear power services (after it completes a major acquisition in the space).

Brookfield operates over 21 gigawatts (GW) of power, but it has plans to build out more than five times that over the coming years. Given the trends towards ESG, energy security, and electrification, it has a very long runway of growth ahead.

After a recent decline, Brookfield earns a 4.5% dividend yield. So, $20,000 would buy 510 units of BEP stock. That would earn $221.85 every quarter, or $73.95 averaged monthly. The company has a great track record growing its dividend by the mid-single digits, so there is passive income upside as well.

A top telecom stock

Another passive income stock that would make a great fit for a TFSA is TELUS Corp. (TSX:T). This stock plays both defence and offence in a portfolio. Its major business is providing cellular, internet, and cable services to Canadians. These services are generally contracted and are essential for most Canadians.

The big thing that differentiates TELUS is its vertical investments in technology, healthcare, and agriculture. These are faster-growing segments and could eventually (given time) contribute a lot of value to the stock.

In the meantime, TFSA investors can collect a 5% dividend that is expected to grow by about 7% annually for the next several years. A $20,000 investment would buy 704 shares and earn $246.40 quarterly. That would average $82.13 every quarter.

A royalty stock for a TFSA

Topaz Energy (TSX:TPZ) is an interesting bet for dividend growth in a TFSA. It was spun out of highly regarded natural gas producer Tourmaline Oil just a few years ago. It owns royalty and energy infrastructure assets across Western Canada.

Its assets are in some of the highest production growth regions in Canada, and it has very high-grade counterparties (like Tourmaline). As a result, its royalty stream is expected to enjoy some solid growth in the coming years.

Since its IPO in 2019, it has raised its dividend five times and increased its payout by 50%. Given the strength in energy, more increases are likely. Today, this stock yields 5.8%. A $20,000 investment could buy 925 shares that would earn $277.50 per quarter or $92.50 averaged monthly.

COMPANYRECENT PRICENUMBER OF SHARESDIVIDENDTOTAL PAYOUTFREQUENCY
Brookfield Renewable Partners39.15510$0.435$221.85Quarterly
TELUS Corp.28.38704$0.35$246.40Quarterly
Topaz Energy21.60925$0.30$277.50Quarterly
Prices from January 19, 2023

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Robin Brown has positions in Brookfield Renewable Partners, TELUS, and Tourmaline Oil. The Motley Fool recommends Brookfield Renewable Partners, TELUS, and Topaz Energy. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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