How Many IRAs Can I Have? If you are saving for retirement, you may be considering opening more retirement accounts. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) can be a great option if you want to contribute more to your retirement beyond your employer-sponsored plan or if you don’t have a retirement plan through your employer. While there is […]
Category: Self-Directed IRA
What Are UBIT and UDFI Taxes?
If you own a self-directed IRA or you’re looking to open one, you may come across some new phrases, such as UBIT and UDFI. At Accuplan, we want you as informed as possible so you can make wise investment decisions with your self-directed IRA, which is why we’ve covered the information you need to know about these taxes below. What Are UBIT Taxes? Unrelated […]
Investing in Real Estate and Tax Liens with a Self Directed IRA
With a self-directed IRA, you can invest in alternative assets that you may not be able to with a conventional IRA. These alternative assets include real estate and tax liens. Tax lien investments through a self-directed IRA are tax-deferred, so you can diversify your portfolio and retain tax advantages. Tax liens typically require just a […]
What Are Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)?
You can save for a comfortable retirement by contributing to your 401(k) or IRA throughout your working life. The goal is to keep as much of your savings as possible when you reach retirement age. However, if you don’t take your required minimum distributions (RMDs), you may lose some of that money you’ve worked to […]
Traditional IRAs vs. Roth IRAs
With an individual retirement account (IRA), you can save for your retirement while also saving on your taxes. If you are self-employed or simply looking to open another retirement account, you may want to consider a traditional or Roth IRA. Before you can decide which one is right for you, you must first understand what […]
Disqualified Persons for Self-Directed IRAs and 401ks
Setting up a self-directed IRA is a great way to take control of your retirement funds by investing in assets like real estate, gold and other options. The IRS has outlined several rules regarding investing in an IRA or 401k, including the disqualified persons rule. In short, a disqualified person is anyone in a position […]
3 Real Estate Investing Trends for 2023
Real estate trends tend to fluctuate, especially in recent years. Trends in 2023 suggest a transitioning period with higher borrowing costs, increased cash flow and restructured capital stacks. What does real estate investment look like now as we continue navigating the new normal? Prepare for the year ahead by reviewing these current trends and top […]
What Can You Do With Your 401k From A Previous Employer?
One type of employer-sponsored retirement plan is a 401(k). Self-employed individuals can also open a self-directed 401(k) plan. If you have a 401(k) from a previous employer, you may be wondering what you can do with your account. What Can I Do With My 401(k) Plan From a Previous Employer? You have a few options […]
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? […]
Non-Recourse Loans in an IRA: What You Need to Know
If you are looking for a way to invest in assets with your self-directed IRA, you may have come across the term “non-recourse loan.” This blog post will explain a non-recourse loan and how it differs from a recourse loan. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of using a non-recourse loan in your IRA. […]
REITs: Their Benefits, Risk and are They Right for Your IRA?
If you’re considering investing in real estate through your IRA, you may wonder if a REIT is the right choice. This blog post will discuss the benefits and risks of investing in a REIT and help you decide if it’s the right move for your IRA. […]
Can an IRA Invest in a Private Company?
When you open an IRA, you should understand the investment options available to you. Many Americans are aware that they can invest in stocks, mutual funds and bonds, but is investing in private companies possible with an IRA? If you have a retirement account, alternative assets can help diversify your retirement portfolio. Unfortunately, few people […]