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.
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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The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent safer-at-home mandates put quite a dent in the 2020 travel industry. If you or your self-directed IRA own vacation rental investments, chances are, the returns on those assets suffered, too. As we settle into 2021 and as more Americans get vaccinated, many … 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
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
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
Have you ever wondered why there is so much speculation revolving around the stock market and investing during presidential election years? It's important to keep calm while investing. But, often, that's not the case. Not only do people reconsider their current investments before the election takes place, … Read More
The last week in January, the Obama administration announced a proposal, which if approved will make retirement planning easier for many Americans. In the face of today’s retirement planning crisis, this is good news for many. A large number of individuals across the country are unable to … Read More