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Precious Metals IRA: Investing in Silver

By |2022-01-18T13:50:08-06:00|Alternative Investments, IRA LLC, Self Directed IRA Rules, Wealth Building|0 Comments

The American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin is the only coin that is considered investment-grade and can be used as an investment to fund Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) in the United States. The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exempts the precious metal coins from IRS 1099 reporting. Global investment banks around the world also accept the [...]

IRA Catch Up Contributions

By |2017-09-16T00:29:20-05:00|IRA Law, Retirement, Self Directed IRA Rules, Wealth Building|0 Comments

For anyone in the 50 and over crowd, or approaching 50 this year, there is an opportunity to make retirement contributions that exceed the regular contribution limits. This is known as a catch-up contribution. Catch up contributions are like an extra boost for those nearing the end of the race and getting ready for retirement. Taking advantage [...]

SD IRA investing 101: What you need to know

By |2019-02-06T23:30:27-06:00|Real Estate IRA, Self Directed IRA Rules, Wealth Building|0 Comments

So you're dissatisfied with the limitations of your traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) investing and would like to have more control over your financial destiny. You understand the regulations and the risks and liabilities of self-directed IRA investing, or you're prepared to find out. You're a risk-taker and feel comfortable that risks are worth the benefits [...]

Best Self-Directed IRA for Conservative DIY Investors

By |2019-02-06T23:30:29-06:00|IRA LLC, Real Estate IRA, Retirement, Self Directed IRA LLC, Self Directed IRA Rules, Wealth Building|0 Comments

When people hear about self-directed IRA accounts, they jump to the conclusion that only aggressive investors buy alternative investments. However, many conservative investors move money from a traditional IRA or 401(k) account into a self-directed IRA so they can protect their assets. The best self-directed IRA for conservative investors includes ones that allows real estate, precious metals, [...]

Self-Directed IRA Custodians (Fact or Fiction)

By |2019-02-06T23:30:35-06:00|Self Directed IRA Custodians, Self Directed IRA Rules|0 Comments

I came across this great article put out by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) titled "Informed Investor Advisory: Third-Party Custodians of Self-Directed IRAs and Other Qualified Programs". Here are some facts and fictions about Self-Directed IRA Custodians you may find interesting: Fiction: A third-party custodian researches and recommends investments. Fact: A third-party custodian [...]

Checkbook IRA Rules to Keep Your Tax-Deferred Status

By |2019-02-06T23:30:40-06:00|Self Directed IRA Rules|0 Comments

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. This is the mentality of most checkbook IRA investors. Double or triple digit gains are the goal for many. At the same time, they don’t want to violate checkbook ira rules or risk the tax-deferred status of a self-directed IRA. Knowing the checkbook IRA [...]

Obama’s New Retirement Account

By |2016-09-06T22:47:14-05:00|IRA Law, Self Directed IRA Rules|10 Comments

This week during the State of the Union address President Obama announced his new retirement program (MyRA).  MyRA was implemented under executive order so unlike the proposed automatic IRA, Obama's new plan doesn't require legislation or congress approval.  MyRA is clearly a plan to start shifting retirement dollars into a government controlled fund similar to [...]

Government Takeover – Is Your IRA at Risk?

By |2019-02-06T23:30:48-06:00|Self Directed IRA Rules|2 Comments

You've probably heard the rumors about big changes in the IRA and 401(k) industry and even the potential risk of automatic enrollment or confiscation of qualified retirement plans. Of course, QRPs were not initially designed to start a new piggy bank fund for the U.S. Treasury Department -- at least that’s not what we signed [...]

What Assets Qualify for Inclusion in a Self-Directed IRA?

By |2019-02-06T23:30:48-06:00|IRA LLC, Self Directed IRA Custodians, Self Directed IRA LLC, Self Directed IRA Rules|2 Comments

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 [...]


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