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.
What happens if you contributed more to your IRA than allowed? Often, excess IRA contributions are caught around the time you’re preparing your taxes. Hopefully, you catch the error in time to make adjustments that may ease the 6 percent penalty the IRS levies if you deposit … Read More
You’d think that you’d remember to take your required minimum distribution (RMD) every year from your retirement plan. But it’s a common mistake, especially if you’re working past retirement age and don’t need those funds to live on. Add the fact that recent laws passed changing RMD … Read More
Self-directed IRAs are growing more popular among individuals who want to invest in alternative assets like real estate and private equity. Account owners have complete control over investment acquisition for their plan and do not rely on plan administrators, investment bankers, or brokers to make those decisions … Read More
The SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022 delivered sweeping changes that effect retirement planning rules and benefits. The Act was passed in a continued effort to both encourage and help Americans save for retirement. We recently published an article outlining the highlights of the SECURE Act, but this … Read More
With inflation and interest rates on the rise this year, combined with the erratic state of the stock market, it’s more important than ever to create a solid financial plan that includes saving for retirement. Below are important tax payment deadlines and other dates you need to … Read More
As part of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022 was signed into law during the last few weeks of 2022. The act offers a great deal of incentives and enhancements meant to help Americans save for retirement.
How the SECURE Act 2.0 of … Read More
In times of economic turmoil, people may feel they need to wait to open a self-directed IRA. Some say they are hesitant to move forward until the market stabilizes. Others want to leave money in their stock account until they “recoup” their losses and get back to … Read More
Once again, there are retirement planning reforms for Americans on the horizon. The SECURE Act 2.0 recently passed through the House and is currently making its way through the Senate for final approval by the end of the year. Whether the provisions in the SECURE Act 2.0 … Read More
If your retirement plan holds stock, you’re probably aware that your portfolio will take a few hits over your lifetime. Everyone loves bull markets, but you should be prepared for bear markets, too. This article explains how alternative investments can help offset losses when the stocks tumble.
What … Read More
With inflation and interest rates on the rise this year, combined with the erratic state of the stock market, it’s more important than ever to create a solid financial plan that includes saving for retirement. Below are important dates you need to know on how to start … Read More