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)
2008 was a very interesting year to say the least. Possibly the most productive outcome of the year was the restless message of "rethink things" coming from the little voice beckoning each of us in our minds. Myth #1... The SEC keeps investment information honest and accurate The Securities and … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Investing Myths of 2008
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?
I recently sat down with Eric Wikstrom - CPA, CFP, & Founder of Integrated Wealth Strategies. In this segment we briefly discuss the Solo 401k and how it differs from a Self Directed IRA. The following clip observes the benefits of unrestricted investment choices. … [Read more...] about Video: Self Directed Solo 401k
Do you have an IRA/401k-owned investment property that has a mortgage and negative cash flow? Something I've been running into lately is Self Directed plan investors who speculatively bought a house or condo in previously hot markets (think Vegas, Florida, Phoenix, etc). Some of these areas have … [Read more...] about Loaning money to your IRA/401(k)
The most notable difference between endeavors down the path of using a self directed IRA versus traditional investing is the unique rules that apply to the former. The extremely simple rule is that an IRA (specifically) cannot buy life insurance or collectibles (such as rugs, works of art, alcohol, … [Read more...] about Prohibited Transaction Basics