When converting to a Self-Directed IRA/401k, the reason to avoid custodians is simple. Well, there are 4 reasons really. UNNECESSARY DELAYS With a custodian, you give custody of your retirement funds to yet another financial institution who acts as a middleman. This means when you request a … [Read more...] about Due Diligence Tip #1 – Avoid Self-Directed IRA/401k Custodians
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Real Estate Harsh Reality
You may be wondering why I haven't blogged about real estate investing in a while. There's a very good explanation video at Nabers.TV for you to check out. … [Read more...] about Real Estate Harsh Reality
The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice – Part 2
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
The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice
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
Is the Health Care Bill a Distraction From What’s Next?
Everyone is talking about health care. "How could the politicians do this with a strong majority of American in opposition?" This video provides some insight into the never-ending string of government takeovers, and seeing the whole picture is alarming. One lesson from all of this is that … [Read more...] about Is the Health Care Bill a Distraction From What’s Next?
Arkansas Couple Realizes the Benefit of Managing their Own Retirement Accounts
The stock market implosion of 2008 has millions of Americans feeling financially helpless. Yet individuals who are investing their 401k & IRA money in ventures outside the stock market are singing a different tune. Janice and Jack Stoddard, real estate professionals in Arkansas, heard about … [Read more...] about Arkansas Couple Realizes the Benefit of Managing their Own Retirement Accounts
Drum roll, please…
The intent of this blog is to share information relating to: Self-Directed IRAs Solo 401(k) plans Private investments Raising capital Making your money work for you Taking control of your investments In 2003, I started what grew into the IRA Association of America, an educational nonprofit … [Read more...] about Drum roll, please…