There’s something that most “successful” Self-Directed IRA investors do that can spin them out of control and get them into trouble.
I say “successful” in quotation marks because I’m talking about the particular kind of Self-Directed IRA success that is sexy enough to be frequently written about.
What is this dirty deed that leads to massive profits and the potential implosion the very same Self-Directed IRA that got those profits?
Yep. Entrepreneurship is so powerful that it seems to be the source of all aggressive wealth creation. So where’s the danger?
Let me explain. Some of the most [initially] profitable Self-Directed IRA stories sounds something like this…
Joe, a Self-Directed IRA investor, knows how to work real estate deals into profits. So he buys and sells real estate in his Self-Directed IRA. Sometimes he involves bank financing. Sometimes he involves private financing and partnering.
But one thing is for sure: Once Joe purchases a property, the work has just begun. He has a system. He only buys properties that meet a certain criteria. After the closing, he usually has repairs and/or remodeling work done.
And his system works. He’ll put $30k or $40k of his Self-Directed IRA money into a deal and get $80k to $100k out, often less than a year or two later.
First, applaud Joe for [Read more…]