The assets of a typical Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are usually limited to investments in equities such as corporation stocks and are overseen by a commercial bank. However, did you know that you could construct a Self-Directed IRA that may hold assets in a wide variety of investments? The IRS rules on Self Directed IRAs [...]
In this piece, a respected strategist from Citigroup says he believes in the coming years gold could rise from the $1,500 an oz it is now to as high as $3,500 in coming years. While a very wild prediction, this does make for some food for thought.
Found this unique investment advice gem written by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. In addition to bodybuilding and semi-par for the course acting, Schwarzenegger was actually extremely successful in his investments and businesses. Check it out for some interesting, definitely unique insight on investment ideas.
What’s the top concern for the vast majority of people anticipating retirement? Is it their health? Is it where they’re going to live? No. The number one question that keeps potential retirees up at night is whether or not the money they've saved will be enough to last. The goal is to be able to [...]
Found this article on Forbes about how to handle your index funds much more effectively. It really stresses simplicity over complexity when picking your funds, but take a look for yourself. IRA investment tips for index funds.
When you're saving for retirement you want to stick to items that will give you plenty of long term growth. This growth does not necessarily need to be very large, but it is going to need to be steady so you can predict exactly how much you are going to have on hand when you [...]
The question that comes to mind if you have a small IRA is; what can you do with it? If you ask most successful IRA holders, they will tell you they started out with a small IRA and ended up with a large one. The tactic that led to their success is they started out [...]
The term self-directed IRA sounds simple enough, right? Isn't it about gaining freedom over your own destiny? Well maybe not so simple! When you call self-directed IRA providers you find many different strategies, restrictions, fees and organizations, all of which seem to claim they have exactly what will suit you. Sound familiar? In an industry [...]
Individual retirement accounts are required to be held at an institution that meets the requirements of being a Trustee or Custodian under IRC Section 408. The difference between a Trustee and a Custodian can be confusing, especially when dealing in the world of IRAs. A trustee is an institution that has fiduciary control over the [...]