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Owning and Operating a Self-Directed 401K 101

Ever heard of a self-directed 401K? It might be what you need. It’s not very common for employers to offer a self-directed 401K, more than likely you’ve been contributing to an employer-sponsored 401K. While there are similarities, they’re both retirement savings vehicles, and they follow the same rules, but the fundamental difference is that there’s […]

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How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in a Real Estate Investment Trust

A real estate investment trust is a company that owns or finances real estate. A REIT will invest in rental properties (known as equity REITs), or finance the mortgages (known as mREITs), or both. If you know how a mutual fund works, REITs operate similarly. Investors pool their money to build enough capital to fund […]

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As a Small Business Owner, What Are Your Retirement Plan Options?

Being self-employed gives you a certain measure of freedom, but it definitely doesn’t give you an out on skipping on something as important as saving for retirement. There’s an argument that it makes putting money away that much more critical, because unlike an employee who might have access to a 401K, you’re on your own. […]

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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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