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
Finally! I've received many requests to make the book available in Kindle format. We started working on that about 6 months ago, and as of just a few days ago, it's available. Go here to purchase 5 Steps To Freedom on Kindle. The book is more than financial education... it's an action plan. … [Read more...] about Get 5 Steps to Freedom Book on Kindle Now!
Just a quick, last-minute reminder... If your IRA owns mortgage-leveraged real estate, you owe UBIT. If your IRA or 401(k) owns an active business structured as a pass through entity (such as an LLC or partnership), you owe UBIT. If your 401(k) owns mortgage-leveraged real estate AND the … [Read more...] about Tax Return for UBIT – Does your retirement plan own leveraged real estate or an active business?
*** This is Part 3 of a series about the dangers of letting an administrator act as custodian. Make sure you read Part 1 and Part 2 first to make sense of this post. *** The illegitimate custodian test Ask "Who should the check be payable to for the rollover contribution or transfer?" Ask "If my … [Read more...] about Warning: Don't let administrators act as custodian – Part 3
*** This is Part 2 of a series about the dangers of letting an administrator act as custodian. Make sure you read Part 1 first to make sense of this post. *** Signs that your custodian may not really be a custodian They sometimes call themselves an administrator. "Administrator" is an accurate … [Read more...] about Warning: Don't let administrators act as custodian – Part 2
To have a self-directed IRA, unlike a Solo 401k, you must have a self-directed IRA custodian... and you should stay away from unregulated companies masquerading as a custodian. A self-directed IRA custodian is one that will have less investment restrictions than the more common tradition … [Read more...] about Warning: Don't let administrators act as custodian
We have seen some unbelievable things over the past few years... especially the past few months. The only thing certain is that there is a lot of uncertainty ahead. If you haven't already done so, right now I strongly suggest you watch the 30 minute condensed version of the film I.O.U.S.A. This film … [Read more...] about Why to self-trustee your Solo 401k plan: An argument for direct possession of your assets
After being asked "What's the difference between your Solo 401(k) and one offered by a custodian?" for the umpteenth time in the past few months, I figured it's about time to write a post about it. Why custodians exist IRAs are governed by section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code. There they are … [Read more...] about Nabers Group Solo 401k vs. Custodian Solo 401k