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.
Millions of investors are seeking professional advice for investing trillions of dollars in U.S. retirement assets. Understanding and embracing self-directed IRAs means a new source of clients, investors, and capital.
There are some people who believe investing in gold and other precious metals is critical to survival if the global economy faces trouble. Well, it’s facing trouble now as the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic. And, in times of crisis, gold and other precious metals may, … Read More
Do you know how the SECURE Act impacts retirement plans? Below is a short list with explanations of the main elements that impact our clients. This list is not comprehensive. We advise you to consult your financial and/or tax professional to help you navigate the new law. Take … Read More
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement act, also known as the SECURE Act, passed in December 2019. The new law is designed to help more Americans save for retirement. But, of course, detractors don’t agree with everything the final law imposes, such as the elimination … Read More
Stock market volatility is often a worry for many investors, despite the fact that we are told to buckle up and ride the highs and lows for the long haul. But, if your IRA is heavily invested in stocks, it can be hard to protect your retirement … 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 end of the income tax reporting year. You’re not allowed to perform them yourself—a qualified, independent third party must … Read More
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is touted to help Americans save for retirement. But, a few “enhancements” might compel you to contact your senator to express concern (after you pick your jaw up off the floor). For instance, inherited IRAs would be … Read More
There is currently a bill in the Senate designed to help more Americans save for retirement. While the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act does pose a few regulations to help the average American do exactly that, there’s one provision that has alarm bells … Read More
One of the most recent (and controversial) directives President Trump has issued regards reforming large chunks of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (more simply called Dodd-Frank). One aspect that’s under his radar is the fiduciary rule that would more strictly govern investment advisors … Read More
The Dow Jones hitting 20K on January 25 was quite a moment. Not only was it the first time in its history (and that would be since 1896) that the Dow has been so high, its ascent during today’s rough political climate signifies hope and confidence in … Read More
As of December 12, 2016, the Dow is up almost eight percent since the election and facing yet another record close. What does this mean for you in terms of your investing practices and goals? Are you hoping to jump in the fray and take advantage of … Read More