Boy do I get a lot of blowback every time I share my findings about why the government has declared ROBS illegal! Why is there not a specific government ruling on ROBS? Great question! It's because once an issue has been ruled on, they don't repeatedly consider it. "They" are the Department … [Read more...] about The “Jury” Decides on ROBS – Can you legally fund a business purchase or startup with a Self-Directed 401k?
In the last post, you learned about how doing an active "entrepreneurship-ish" deal inside your IRA is an open invitation for the IRS to tax the hell out of you. In this post, you'll learn the solution. The solution is not to avoid doing active deals. The solution is not to stop pursuing … [Read more...] about The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice – Part 2
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 … [Read more...] about The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice
“One of the issues is should we be spending 30 billion on small business investment when there’s this big deficit that we need to address and that certainly concerns me,” says Internet small business CEO, Elizabeth Pitt. She’s not alone. The cries to stop the government spending are being heard … [Read more...] about Internet Business Not Waiting For Government’s Proposed “Small Business Lending Fund”
Poor economic times are not dampening the desire for entrepreneurs to start their own business. A study recently showed that there's little change in the number of U.S. business start-ups in good or bad times. With more people out of work, many are deciding to start their own company, instead of … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs Pursue Business Start-Ups Even in Bad Times
[This is a continuation of a previous post. You should read that one first so this makes sense.] The IRS Responds For the first time ever, the IRS actually addressed the "financing a small business with an IRA or 401(k)" strategy. They called it "ROBS" for "roll over business startup," and issued … [Read more...] about The End of Small Business Financing with IRA and 401k Funds? (Part 2)
Guidant calls it Audeo. Benetrends calls it Rainmaker. SDCooper calls it ERSOP. It goes by many names and it's gotten a lot of attention from the franchise industry and, as of about a year ago, the IRS. The IRS calls it "ROBS" for Roll-Over Business Startup. What is it? It's a strategy where a … [Read more...] about The End of Small Business Financing with IRA and 401k Funds? (Part 1)