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.
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
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
If you’re saving for retirement, you probably know you there are investment alternatives to the stock market. You can invest in things besides stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. In fact, many individuals use self-directed IRAs to acquire real estate, gold, private equity, Bitcoin, and much more. But, … 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
Guest blog by investor Laura Oldanie
It feels so good to invest my retirement funds in socially responsible investments, knowing my money is working to solve social and environmental problems instead of causing them. The vehicle that enables me to direct these funds this way is the checkbook … 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 disparity in the amount of retirement savings women accumulate compared to men is vast according to experts. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that women as a whole tend to earn less than men who are employed in the same positions. But that … Read More
Education savings accounts (ESAs) are cool little tools that allow you to save and accrue tax-sheltered income for your child’s education. The benefits of a self-directed education savings account work the same way. But a self-directed account allows you to use alternative investments instead of traditional stocks, … Read More
A health savings plan is a fantastic tool that can lessen the burden of health care costs now and in the future when you retire. To qualify to contribute to a health savings plan, you must be enrolled in a high-deductible healthcare plan (HDHP). And, while the … Read More
IRAs are one of several ways you finance your retirement. You may have a pension plan and/or Social Security benefits along with personal savings, but IRA tax benefits play a critical role in your savings strategy to retire in style.
It is well known that the savings you … Read More