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What Is an Easement and How Can I Invest in One?

Real estate is a popular investment option for investors. Some real estate includes easements that give another party the right to use a part of the property. While some property owners may see easements as a deal-breaker, they can be a great investment opportunity if you have a self-directed IRA. This article explains everything you […]

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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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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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What Investors Need to Ask Their Self-Directed IRA Provider

An individual retirement account (IRA) allows you to save for retirement, even if you don’t have a plan provided by an employer. IRAs can offer tax advantages, such as deducting your contribution the year you make them or withdrawing your contributions and earnings tax-free in retirement. A self-directed IRA (SDIRA) lets you take advantage of […]

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Is a Cannabis IRA Legal?

The cannabis industry is booming, and many people are looking to invest in this burgeoning market. Many have asked us here at Accuplan, “can I invest in cannabis with my IRA or 401k?” The answer is a bit of a gray area, but we’ll try to clear it up for you. Here is what you […]

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What Are Alternative Investments?

An alternative investment is exactly what it sounds like: a financial asset that exists outside the scope of traditional investment categories such as stocks, bonds, or cash. You can still use an alternative investment to contribute to traditional investments, but unconventionally, like shorting a stock or arbitraging a stock between two different markets. From cryptocurrency […]

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