Top 10 Self Directed IRA/401k Mistakes – #1 – Making A Personal Guarantee

The IRA account owner is considered a “disqualified person” and cannot provide a personal guarantee of a loan for the IRA. Therefore, when setting up an IRA or IRA-LLC (ICO), you cannot guarantee a loan to purchase property, nor could you open a margin account at a brokerage firm in which you personally guarantee to cover any margin calls. This could also apply in cases where the LLC is attempting to get a credit card from the bank, and the bank requires a personal guarantee on that card.

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