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.
Even though 2020 is over, you have time to implement a few retirement planning tax strategies that can impact your income tax liability due on April 15. These strategies can help you now, and also set you up for a successful 2021. This article is short, sweet, … Read More
You don’t have to work for a big company to have a 401(k). Small business owners and self-employed individuals can open and contribute to an individual 401(k) and enjoy the same retirement-saving benefits that the traditional corporate plan offers. A self-directed solo 401(k) has the same features … Read More
Do you understand the difference between self-directed IRAs vs. traditional IRAs? Each plan is governed by the same IRS rules and enjoys tax-advantaged earning. A self-directed IRA is a traditional IRA, but it’s more powerful than the conventional traditional IRA. Self-directed IRAs give plan owners control over … Read More
Real estate has a long history of holding its value during tough economic times. Of course, that depends on the property, its location, and the potential use. But for a large number of investors, real estate is a tangible asset that appreciates over time, always retains some … Read More
In times of economic turmoil, people may feel they need to wait 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 … Read More
Are you aware of how the provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act impact your retirement planning? The act’s main purpose is to provide immediate financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses that face somewhat dire financial straits due to COVID-19. It … Read More
Affordable housing is always in demand. The cost to purchase and/or rent homes, apartments, and condos today is high. This makes mobile home living appealing to people in low-income brackets. But there are also many affluent retirees who enjoy mobile homes as a second-home getaway in their … Read More
What are alternative investments? You may already know that real estate is a popular alternative asset in self-directed retirement plans. But, what you probably don’t know is that this asset class includes much more than real estate and offers a whole new world of possibilities beyond Wall … 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.
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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