Ok, now it's time to solve the mystery. (Final Post) [see previous here] In 1978 Jimmy Carter reorganized the government with this order, and this took the issue of retirement account prohibited transactions away from the domain of the IRS and gave it to the Department of Labor (DOL). This fact … [Read more...] about The End of Small Business Financing with IRA and 401k Funds? (Part 3)
[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)
Recently I received a question from somebody looking into self-directed IRA/401(k) investment for themselves. They said, "I ran this by my financial planner in New York who said to roll over my IRA to put some of its money into my home is illegal." This statement is technically correct. Putting IRA … [Read more...] about Is my home an investment?
Our economy is 70% consumerism. That means it is mostly based on individuals buying stuff. So the current setup of our economy holds two basic facts: Individuals buying more stuff than they can afford to buy (based on their income) has a net effect that is good for the economy. When individuals … [Read more...] about Could Obama's Stimulus Really Work?
In a Bloomberg article today, Italain Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said world leaders are considering the closing of world markets so they can rewrite the rules of how they work. He claims the solution can't be for one country, but instead it must be global. As terrorism and financial terrorism … [Read more...] about World Markets to close?