Real estate IRAs are popular with people who want diversity and leverage against potential losses in the stock market. You can choose your own assets including commercial and residential property, raw land, as well as tax liens and deeds.
Millions of investors are seeking professional advice for investing trillions of dollars in U.S. retirement assets. Understanding and embracing self-directed IRAs means a new source of clients, investors, and capital.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is touted to help Americans save for retirement. But, a few “enhancements” might compel you to contact your senator to express concern (after you pick your jaw up off the floor). For instance, inherited IRAs would be … Read More
There is currently a bill in the Senate designed to help more Americans save for retirement. While the SECURE Act does pose a few regulations to help the average American do exactly that, there’s one provision that has alarm bells ringing. (If yours aren’t yet, they should … Read More
Fair market valuations (FMVs) are required by the IRS for the assets in your retirement plan. The valuations must be assessed as of the end of the income tax reporting year. You’re not allowed to complete these valuations yourself—you must request a qualified, independent third party to … Read More
One of the most recent (and controversial) directives President Trump has issued regards reforming large chunks of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (more simply called Dodd-Frank). One aspect that’s under his radar is the fiduciary rule that would more strictly govern investment advisors … Read More
The Dow Jones hitting 20K on January 25 was quite a moment. Not only was it the first time in its history (and that would be since 1896) that the Dow has been so high, its ascent during today’s rough political climate signifies hope and confidence in … Read More
As of December 12, 2016, the Dow is up almost eight percent since the election and facing yet another record close. What does this mean for you in terms of your investing practices and goals? Are you hoping to jump in the fray and take advantage of … Read More
Have you ever wondered why there is so much speculation revolving around the stock market and investing during presidential election years? Not only do people reconsider their current investments before the election takes place, they prepare themselves for the affects of post-presidential election investing—because these elections can … Read More
Most of us are well aware that not only are our federal tax returns due on April 15 every year, but that is also the deadline for contributions to be made in our individual retirement accounts for that tax-filing year. However, this year, these deadlines have been … Read More
The last week in January, the Obama administration announced a proposal, which if approved will make retirement planning easier for many Americans. In the face of today’s retirement planning crisis, this is good news for many. A large number of individuals across the country are unable to … Read More
A few weeks ago we blogged about how many different alternative investments are permissible in self-directed IRAs. From that article your takeaway should have been that just about anything you can do to earn income in your every day life can also be performed in a self-directed … Read More