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Know Your Business Retirement Accounts: Simple IRA, SEP, Solo 401K and ESOP (Updated for 2021)

Being aware of the different types of self-employed retirement accounts that are available to you is important to get the most out of your retirement and retirement planning. The accounts that are available to most employees are your typical IRA and 401K with Roth and Traditional kickers. However, your account options are much more plentiful […]

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Taxes, Contributions, and a Self-Directed IRA: Your Questions Answered

Ultimately, what makes or breaks a decision on what type of self-directed IRA is right for you will probably come down to tax structures within the account. That means it’s crucial to understand what these benefits mean, the limitations placed on them, and what that means to you. Self-directed IRAs are powerful tools that can […]

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Self-Directed IRA Accounts – Introduction to a Roth IRA (updated)

With more than one retirement account option it can be hard to know which account would be best for you. If you are setting up your first or fifth retirement account it can be hard to know which is best for you. The main types of retirement accounts are Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, 401K plans, […]

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How and When a Hardship Withdrawal is Allowed in an IRA or 401K

First off, what is a hardship withdrawal? A hardship withdrawal is defined as an emergency withdrawal of retirement funds from a retirement plan. This type of distribution can be allowed without penalty from retirement savings vehicles like Traditional IRAs or 401Ks, given that specific requirements are met. It’s important to note that even if all […]

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What are the Potential Pitfalls With a Self-Directed IRA?

Opening up and operating a self-directed IRA is more intensive than a traditional IRA. It can be more intensive because you’re the one in charge. You choose the investments and do all the work that generally someone else does. The other awesome and daunting thing about a self-directed IRA is that there are endless investing opportunities. […]

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Invest in What you Didn’t Know Was Possible with an IRA

It’s not difficult to imagine that the majority of U.S citizens have heard of an IRA. It’s equally imaginable that most have not heard of a self-directed IRA. A self-directed retirement account gives you the ability to invest in non-traditional investments. In all reality, though a self-directed IRA is the same thing as a regular account. […]

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Inflation Can and Will Deplete Your Self-Directed IRA Income – How to Fight it

Inflation is something most Americans don’t think about much, but it has a significant influence on all of our financial lives. Not only does inflation impact the prices of consumer goods; but the federal government also uses it as a benchmark in determining whether to increase contribution limits to qualified retirement plans or to raise […]

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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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