Prohibited transactions is a chief topic when exploring self-directed IRA & Solo 401(k) investing. When a person first discovers that his retirement accounts have been chained to Wall Street brokerages without necessity, his mind starts to imagine the possibilities. Real Estate? Yes. Private … [Read more...] about Getting Around Prohibited Transactions
Is my home an investment?
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?
Obama ashamed of Wall Street
$18,400,000,000.00 18.4 billion dollars. According the NY state comptroller, that's what was paid out in bonuses on Wall Street last year as the American people lost nearly half of their investment portfolios... about the same amount in bonuses that were paid out in the supposed boom of … [Read more...] about Obama ashamed of Wall Street
How to profit from real estate investments in a soft and declining real estate market
Three years ago real estate investing was hot. Today, many people act as if the opportunity has passed. I contend that the opposite is true. In the past, as a mortgage banker focused on originating mortgages for investment properties, I started listening to and learning from my real estate investor … [Read more...] about How to profit from real estate investments in a soft and declining real estate market
Landlording your IRA LLC's properties – Is it allowed?
A question I get all the time is "Can I personally mow the lawn, maintain, and/or repair properties owned by my IRA LLC?" My answer is "No" which usually creates the response "But another company said I could." First, let's summarize that the accountholder/participant of a retirement plan generally … [Read more...] about Landlording your IRA LLC's properties – Is it allowed?