5 Reasons to Explore Alternative Assets With Your IRA

5 Reasons to Explore Alternative Assets With Your IRA

By investing with your self-directed IRA, you are continuously growing your retirement funds and setting yourself up for future financial freedom. But what if you could go beyond your portfolio’s traditional investments and try something new? Through alternative assets, you can broaden your investing horizons to enjoy an array of benefits. What Are Alternative Assets? […]

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401k rollover basics

401(k) Rollover Basics

If you leave your job or retire, you may be wondering what your options are for a 401(k) rollover. Determining where you want to roll over your 401(k) is a crucial decision that can result in significant savings or costs. When you roll over your 401(k) with high-fee investments to your new employer’s 401(k) plan […]

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IRA Transfers vs. Rollovers

IRA Transfers vs. Rollovers

If you are new to investing, you may be unsure about the difference between an IRA transfer and a rollover. These two processes are similar, which is why they can be so easily confused. Still, they have key differences. If handled incorrectly, you may face greater costs, so it is crucial to know the difference […]

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9 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Precious Metals 

Precious metals have long been considered valuable investments and are often featured in investors’ portfolios. Savvy investors may invest in precious metals to diversify their portfolios, reduce portfolio volatility and protect assets against inflation.  If precious metals may be in your investment strategy, there are a few things to remember. Precious metal investment carries risk […]

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Preparing for retirement

Preparing for Retirement – A Story

The following story is meant to inspire us to think about our lives and if we live them how we want. If we are aware of our current financial situation and plan for retirement. Whether you can relate to this story or not, the purpose is to help you take control of your finances, especially retirement, and prepare to live the retirement you dream of. Now for the story. […]

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financial planning for your 50s

Financial Planning for Your 50s  

In your 20s, 30s and maybe even your 40s, retirement can feel like a distant reality. In your 50s, the horizon is beginning to inch closer. As such, it can be one of the most important decades for financial planning and developing a retirement savings plan. If you find you aren’t quite where you want […]

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how to diversify your retirement account

How to Diversify Your Retirement Account  

Investing all your retirement funds in one type of asset can be risky. If something happens to that asset class, your investment portfolio could be in jeopardy. Fortunately, you can mitigate the risk by spreading your funds to multiple types of assets. This is known as diversification.  Diversifying your investment portfolio can help decrease your […]

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tax-deferred vs tax-exempt retirement accounts

Tax-Deferred vs. Tax-Exempt Retirement Accounts

Tax planning is a significant factor in choosing which type of retirement account best fits your financial goals. Tax-deferred and tax-exempt accounts may help you minimize your tax responsibility. While these retirement accounts handle taxes differently, both can help you retain more wealth over your lifetime.  The advantages of tax-deferred and tax-exempt retirement accounts come […]

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financing real estate with a self-directed ira

How To Finance Real Estate Through a Self-Directed IRA

Investing your retirement funds in real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio for retirement. Sadly, not all investors have enough funds to purchase a real estate property outright in their retirement accounts. This does not mean you still can’t buy real estate through your retirement account. What is a non-recourse loan? While it […]

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how do interest rates affect cryptocurrency

How Do Interest Rates Affect Cryptocurrency Investments?  

Cryptocurrency is a relatively new, exciting investment opportunity. In recent years, the value of cryptocurrency has grown significantly. Cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital token that uses cryptography to control the creation of units and secure their transactions. Cryptocurrencies can be used to purchase a wide range of goods and services. Cryptocurrency is — currently […]

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Financial planning for your 40s

Financial Planning for Your 40s  

For many Americans, your 40s are your peak earning years. At this point, you are halfway between the point in your life when you entered the workforce and when you’ll reach the traditional retirement age. This is why this decade is an essential time to stay on track or get on track with saving for […]

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