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A Guide for Small Business Retirement Savings Plans

Running a small business or being self-employed can offer flexibility, freedom and control over your earning potential. While the perks are plentiful, there’s one thing that’s usually missing when you own a small business: an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Self-employed people don’t have 401Ks, and small business owners tend not offer them, citing the time and […]

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Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Get a better understanding of what REITs are and how you can incorporate them into your trading or investing strategy. What are REITs? A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a security that trades like a stock on the major exchanges and owns—and in most cases operates—income-producing real estate or related assets. Many REITs are […]

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A Guide to Non-Recourse Loans in an IRA

What is a non-recourse loan? When real estate is purchased through a self-directed IRA using leverage, the IRS requires a non-recourse loan. The main difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan is which assets a lender can go after if a borrower fails to repay the loan. Non-recourse debt is usually limited to a 50-60% […]

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Utilizing your IRA to Buy and Sell Real Estate

Self-directed IRAs are the less offered and lesser known of the IRA options. That’s simply because they’re seen as needing too much effort to utilize correctly. The truth is that self-directed IRAs aren’t as complicated as they’re made out to be. Especially if you have the right custodian who offers the services you need to […]

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Self-Directed 401K Plans Broken Down and Explained

A self-directed 401K lets you invest as you see fit. You can choose your own mutual funds, stocks and bonds rather than sticking to the pre-made funds typically associated with a retirement savings account. You can even invest in more unconventional assets like real estate and commodities if your employer allows it. The types of […]

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The Importance of Diversification of Your IRA Portfolio

Whether you’re new to the investing game or a novice, there’s something that everyone needs to learn, and that’s diversification of assets. Diversification is fundamental, not only for your portfolio’s sake, but also for your future retirement’s sake. When you have a self-directed IRA, and the investment options available to you are practically limitless, that’s […]

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