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.
Investors who follow IRA rules set and enforced by the IRS have one thing in common: They rarely get in trouble with the IRS regarding their retirement accounts. One rule that's important for self-directed IRA owners is to avoid dealings with disqualified persons.
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The IRS goes to great lengths to explain the prohibited transaction of your IRA dealing with disqualified persons. Prohibited transactions in your IRA can incur penalty, taxation, and even the loss of the tax-sheltered status of your account. However, there’s one tactic IRS regulations do allow that … 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
You may already know that real estate is a popular asset in self-directed retirement plans. But stock market alternatives include much more than real estate. The alternative investment class offers many possibilities beyond Wall Street stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This article provides a deeper look into … 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.
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Interested in commercial real estate investments but don’t have a million-dollar IRA? You aren’t alone. Commercial property can be a great asset. But commercial properties are often valued more than 10 times that of a residential rental property. However, there is a way your self-directed IRA can … Read More
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
The pandemic has caused significant health and financial issues over the past two years. True to form, the stock market has played its typical part of rising and falling during this period of economic uncertainty and rising inflation. If your retirement plan has suffered or if you … Read More
Even though 2021 is almost over, you have time to implement a few retirement planning tax strategies that can impact your potential income tax liability due on April 15. These strategies can help you now and set you up for a successful 2022. This article is short, … Read More
A health savings plan is a fantastic tool that can lessen the burden of health care costs now and in the future. Unused funds in the account roll over year after year, accumulating growth that can significantly supplement your retirement income. A self-directed health savings account gives … Read More