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How You Can Invest in Tech with a Self Directed IRA

It’s sometimes forgotten that with a self-directed IRA, people can invest in pretty much anything. While there are exclusions in what you can invest in, technology definitely isn’t one of them.This last year, the technology sector has delivered some of the best returns since the recession in 2008, and while these stocks have the potential […]

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How Could The Federal Rate Hike Affect Your Retirement?

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the Federal Reserve may be closer than ever to hiking interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, and already, there’s already been an uproar from the market in anticipation. The Washington Post reported that mortgage rates have surged […]

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What is an IRA? Roth or Traditional: Which is Better

An Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is an account that payments are made into bi-monthly or monthly, earnings such as interest, dividends or capital gains are accumulated, investments can be made with it through a self-directed IRA, and it is meant to supplement income after a person is retired. The account, depending on the type, […]

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Here are the Stats: Why You Should Start Retirement Planning Today

According to the 2014 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, conducted by the Federal Reserve, American’s are very ill-prepared for retirement. A whopping 38% of the more than 5,800 respondents answered that they had no intention of retiring, or planned to work for as long as possible. 31% of non-retirees had no retirement savings or […]

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What’s Prohibited Within your Self-Directed IRA?

Before opening a self-directed IRA, it’s important to know the rules that are in place. Failure to understand, to partake in prohibited transactions, or deal with disqualified persons can have serious implications like the disqualification of your self-directed IRA, which may lead to penalties and taxes. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to […]

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New to Self-Directed IRAs? Here’s a Breakdown {infographic}

Self-directed IRAs are what we do best at Accuplan. They’re perfect for the investor that wants absolute control of their retirement funds, and know exactly what they want, and how they envision their future. But if you’re just starting out, say you’ve been funding your retirement accounts for the last 20 years or so, and […]

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Flipping Houses Using Your Self-Directed IRA

Flipping property is an increasingly appealing option, not only for investors but for everyday people. With the economic recovery and accompanying rebound in home prices, as well as the slowdown in new-home construction, flipping is a prime investment opportunity in many markets across the board. There is good money to be made in the business […]

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Self Directed IRA’s For Dummies Book Cover

Thinking about your retirement can be very overwhelming. In fact, it can be so overwhelming to you that you can’t imagine figuring it out by yourself. There are many reasons planning for retirement is so stressful. It can be because of your current situation, the fact that you don’t know where to start or even […]

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