Self-Directed 401K Plans Broken Down and Explained

July 2nd, 2019

  A self-directed 401K lets you invest as you see fit. You can choose your own mutual funds, stocks and bonds rather than sticking to the pre-made funds typically associated with a retirement savings account. You can even invest in more unconventional assets like real estate and commodities if your employer allows it. The types […]

How The SECURE Act May Impact Your Retirement Savings Account

June 13th, 2019

  If you have money in either a IRA or 401K, you probably already know that eventually you’ll have to take that money out and pay taxes on it, if those accounts are Traditional retirement savings account. But the rules for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) have always been confusing, especially because they require you […]

What All SDIRA Owners Need to know About Trust Deed Investing

April 29th, 2019

Quite plainly, a trust deed investment is when an individual lends money to a borrower for a real estate purchase. When you invest in trust deeds, you act as a lender and offer financing to a property owner. The loan is secured with a property, and in the event of default its title transfers to […]

Savings vs. Debt Elimination – Which Comes First?

April 8th, 2019

You can scrape together a small amount of extra cash each month, but you aren’t sure what you should do with the money. If you listen to financial expert Dave Ramsey, you will work through the Seven Baby Steps, which start with creating a $1,000 emergency fund. He also advocates debt elimination before retirement savings, […]