using your IRA to buy property

Using Your IRA to Buy Property

If you’re looking to diversify your retirement portfolio and invest in alternative assets, you may be wondering if you can use your IRA to buy property. Traditional financial assets like exchange-traded funds (ETFs), stocks, mutual funds and bonds can all be great investment options, but diversifying your portfolio can give you greater returns and a […]

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can an IRA invest in a private company

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 […]

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Retirement investing strategies to help veterans get the most of retirement.

Retirement Investing Strategies For Veterans

For this article, we aren’t going into the programs set up for veterans but rather the strategies veterans should employ for retirement outside the programs offered by the government. The best retirement investing strategies for veterans are strategies that apply to everyone regardless of their career choice. […]

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assets for recession

Best Performing Assets for When a Recession Hits

A bear market and high rates of inflation have many people wondering if the country is heading toward another recession. When a recession hits, there’s a decline in economic activity that continues for several months. Sales, income, employment and production all tend to drop during a recession.  Even if the idea of a recession has […]

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Prohibited Transactions inside of an IRA

Self-Directed IRA Prohibited Transactions: What to Know

When self-directed IRA investing, it’s essential to be aware of the self-directed IRA prohibited transactions. These are transactions that could disqualify the tax status of your retirement account, so it’s crucial to avoid them. This blog post will go over popular self-directed IRA prohibited transactions and what you need to know about them. […]

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what investors need to ask their self-directed IRA provider

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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Due Diligence in a self-directed ira

How Due Diligence Works in a Self-Directed IRA

When you’re self-directing your IRA, it’s up to you to do the proper due diligence and research before investing. This means learning about all of the different investment options available to you and ensuring that each one is a good fit for your portfolio. It also includes investigating potential investments thoroughly before putting your money in them. The following are a few steps to help you do proper due diligence when investing in a self-directed IRA. […]

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private lending with IRA money

Private Lending with a Self-Directed IRA

Opening a self-directed IRA (SDIRA) unlocks multiple investment options for you beyond the basic stocks, mutual funds and bonds. SDIRAs offer the same tax advantages as standard IRAs, with the added benefit of greater portfolio diversification. One of the ways your self-directed IRA can help you build a nest egg is through loans because you can lend […]

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