Real estate IRAs are popular with people who want diversity and leverage against potential losses in the stock market. You can choose your own assets including commercial and residential property, raw land, as well as tax liens and deeds.
Self-directed IRAs and other savings plans are used by people who want to control their own retirement funds and investment decisions. After all, who is better qualified to secure a successful future for yourself than you are? If you agree, we encourage you to explore a new … Read More
Private equity is part of the alternative asset class available to self-directed IRAs. Not long ago, private equity was reserved specifically for high-net-worth individuals—accredited investors like Peter Theil and Warren Buffet. However, those rules have been relaxed for certain opportunities, allowing average individuals who meet specific requirements … Read More
The pandemic has caused significant health and financial issues over the past two years. True to form, the stock market has played its typical part of rising and falling during this period of economic uncertainty and rising inflation. If your retirement plan has suffered or if you … Read More
Even though 2021 is almost over, you have time to implement a few retirement planning tax strategies that can impact your potential income tax liability due on April 15. These strategies can help you now and set you up for a successful 2022. This article is short, … Read More
A self-directed health savings account (HSA) follows the same IRS rules that regular HSAs do. Self-directed plans have the same annual contribution limits and eligibility requirements. They provide a way to build tax-free funds you can spend on qualified medical expenses throughout your lifetime. So, how is … Read More
It’s that time of year again. Fair market valuations (FMVs) are required by the IRS for the assets in your retirement plan. These valuations must be assessed by the end of the income tax reporting year. You may be allowed to perform certain valuations yourself, but it … Read More
A health savings plan is a fantastic tool that can lessen the burden of health care costs now and in the future. Unused funds in the account roll over year after year, accumulating growth that can significantly supplement your retirement income. A self-directed health savings account gives … Read More
While most of us start preparing our income taxes at the beginning of the year, there are moves you can take now to help relieve your tax burden. When it comes to retirement planning, there are strategies that can maximize your savings benefits, too. The following explains … Read More
Those in favor of Biden’s infrastructure bill would have you believe that only the uber-wealthy will be taxed to pay for its provisions. This is simply not true. If passed in its current form, specifically sections 138312 and 138314, the bill will have a direct impact on … Read More
The House Ways and Means Committee recently released proposed tax legislation intended to pay for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Several provisions severely restrict your freedom to self-direct the investments in your IRA. Continue reading to find out how you can protect your self-directed IRA.
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