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.
Want to invest and earn income using other people’s money? Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? And, why not? The concept is hardly unique. In fact, there’s even an acronym for it in the financial world: OPM.
Warren Buffet and many other sophisticated investors invest with other … Read More
Education savings accounts (ESAs) are cool little tools that allow you to save and accrue tax-sheltered income for your child’s education. The benefits of a self-directed education savings account work the same way. But a self-directed account allows you to use alternative investments instead of traditional stocks, … Read More
Simple employee pension plans, or SEP IRAs, are geared towards individuals who are self-employed, partners, and owners of corporations. These plans provide a low-cost and simple retirement savings option for people in these positions. These plans offer higher contribution limits than a traditional or Roth IRA. Administration … Read More
A health savings plan is a fantastic tool that can lessen the burden of health care costs now and in the future when you retire. To qualify to contribute to a health savings plan, you must be enrolled in a high-deductible healthcare plan (HDHP). And, while the … Read More
IRAs are one of several ways you finance your retirement. You may have a pension plan and/or Social Security benefits along with personal savings, but IRA tax benefits play a critical role in your savings strategy to retire in style.
It is well known that the savings you … Read More
The purpose of a Roth IRA is for you to save for retirement. However, the IRS allows a bit of flexibility within these accounts that make them highly attractive. For example (and providing you qualify) you can take penalty-free withdrawals for buying a home for the first … Read More
Roth IRA conversions allow you to move some or all of the funds from your traditional IRA account into a Roth account. If you’re going to convert, you must do so by December 31st of the tax-reporting year. And, as you know, that deadline is coming up … Read More
We live in a world of instant gratification. We want what we want, when we want it, and with today’s technology, we usually get it. But, there are exceptions to this rule, and achieving the desired returns on the investments in our retirement plans is one of … Read More
As you may already know, when people feel stressed, they turn to unhealthy habits such as poor eating, smoking, drinking, and often lose sleep. Your health today will directly impact what your future quality of life will be when you retire. And, the decisions you make now … Read More
In 2017, the stock market boomed as our country enjoyed encouraging economic growth and sizeable corporate profits. So far in 2018, stocks are continuing to perform well, hopefully adding much-needed funds to your retirement account. Another year to achieve desired returns in your IRA. Another year closer … Read More