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What You Need to Know About Annuities in an IRA

What are annuities and IRAs? How do they differ? IRA is short for “individual retirement account,” an account that you can use to purchase stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other assets to build a retirement nest egg. There are two types of IRAs, traditional and Roth. Traditional IRA: You contribute pretax dollars — in 2020 […]

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How The CARES Act Will Impact Your Retirement Accounts

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has gotten a lot of attention because it promises stimulus checks and expanded unemployment for millions of Americans, but there’s a lot more to the 880-page law than that. It contains several provisions that affect retirement savings, including some that give you immediate, penalty-free access to […]

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Starting at the Basics with Self-Directed Individual Retirement Accounts

A self-directed individual retirement account is an account held with a custodian that allows investments in a range of alternative assets inside of that account. Depending upon what your custodian allows, these could include IRAs (both Traditional and Roth accounts), SEP-IRAs and Solo 401Ks. Why a self-directed individual retirement account? A self-directed individual retirement account, […]

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What you need to be Asking your Self-Directed IRA Custodian

Making the decision to self-direct your own retirement account is simple. Selecting the right self-directed IRA custodian is fairly straightforward — at least on the surface. But not every self-directed IRA custodian or administrator is right for every self-directed investor, even if that custodian is a great service provider. With that in mind, there are […]

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What Changes are Coming in 2020 for Social Security?

A new year often brings slight changes to some of America’s most popular programs, and Social Security is no exception. The amount each beneficiary should expect to receive in 2020 will be slightly higher (like many years), after inflation adjustments. And taxes may affect different swaths of the population. The program is an important piece […]

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