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.
Self-directed IRAs come with a great deal of freedom, giving you control over your retirement funds and the unique ability to choose your own assets. However, the responsibility of performing due diligence on investment options also falls on your shoulders, as well—and it is critical to the … Read More
You work hard for your money. Why not have more control over where it’s invested? With an Advanta self-directed IRA, you can break free from conventional investing that is limited to stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Adding alternative assets to your portfolio can help you earn tax-free … Read More
Self-directed IRAs are able to use a plethora of alternative investments to build retirement income. Alternative assets include real estate, private equity, futures and forex trading, farm land, timberland, private mortgages, and much more. However, you can also invest in stocks in a self-directed IRA.
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Are you a fan of do-it-yourself projects? Do you like to maintain a bit of control over the things you can in life? Did you know you can take control of your retirement funds and investing decisions? Well, you can if you use a self-directed IRA, which … Read More
Private lending investments in an IRA offer many different avenues to earn income. Investors can choose to extend money to individuals for mortgages or other things (like a car or a boat). They can also loan money to businesses and other entities in much the same way … 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
Saving for retirement can be tough. The cost of simply living and paying bills, buying groceries, keeping a roof over our heads—and all that adulting stuff—often prevents many people from being able to save, much less contribute to an IRA. However, that thought is often a misconception: … Read More
Life insurance and collectibles are the two prohibited investments in an IRA. There are other well-known opportunities allowed within IRA requirements, such as purchasing real estate, holding secured loans, and forming LLCs to make your portfolio more diverse. Foreign exchange trading (forex) is yet another option that … Read More
Transfers and rollovers in IRAs are two ways retirement plan owners can move funds or assets from one plan to another. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. However, the IRS has defined critical differences between the two transactions that are important for you to clearly understand before … Read More
Here’s the deal. There is a definite retirement savings crisis going on. There are several concrete factors contributing to said crisis, and that’s a fact. One of the main reasons cited by those discussing it is the lack of employer-sponsored plans, such as 401(k)s. Another reason lies … Read More