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
I just started watching the State of the Union address on Youtube and was immediately sickened. I guess I should tell you that I've been physically ill since last weekend, but Obama's speech isn't helping. It was way too reminiscent of the scenes in the book (or movie) 1984 where the public is … [Read more...] about The Hidden Meaning Behind the State of the Union Address
Each year entrepreneurs pitch Venture Capital firms in hopes that their startup company or business expansion will get funded by them. The vast majority do not get funded. Furthermore, "getting funding" almost always means the entrepreneur must sell a sizable piece of his company to the VC. Getting … [Read more...] about The Next Generation of Small Business Funding
Headlines abound, the stock market is up 40% from its March lows!!! Let's all celebrate. Those who spoke badly of Obama, Bernanke, and Geithner have their foots in their mouths, right? Not even close. These types of misleading headlines are the very weaponry of a financial system that tricks you, … [Read more...] about How you just lost money in a stock market that's up 40%
Mature investors close to retirement age are likely kicking themselves wishing they had pulled their money out of the market while they had the chance. But too often these investors were told to “stay the course” and that “the market will come back.” Truth be told, no one knows for sure what the … [Read more...] about Think you’re too old to get in on alternative investments? Think again
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?
If you are choosing to stay in the stock market right now because of any of the following reasons... It is poised to bounce back You don't want to close out losing positions Stocks are cheap right now ...then the simplicity of the following information may shock you. Last week … [Read more...] about S&P Price-to-Earnings Ratio Says Market is Still 70% Overpriced