Four Questions and Answers: Precious Metals IRA

August 20th, 2018

Investing in a precious metals IRA can seem quite opaque at times. Moreso than investing in an asset more common like real estate, simply because it’s quite a rare investment type. Understanding how a precious metals IRA works, the rules, and what to avoid is essential for every successful investor. Can I buy and store the metal […]

Your IRA and Unintended UBTI

August 13th, 2018

UBTI stands for unrelated business taxable income. It’s the tax placed on the income earned from an unrelated business, regardless of the tax filing status. How UBTI works For our example, say an investor were to use their IRA to fund and start up a small business like a yoga studio. A yoga studio is a business not necessarily related to the primary principle of […]

Why These Self-Directed IRA Rules Are Important

August 6th, 2018

You being able to invest in what you want is equally as important as you become familiar with the rules and laws involved. It can definitely be overwhelming, but it’s not at all impossible to go from novice to knowledgeable. The reason we stress this so much is that is due to the off chance […]

A Breakdown of Retirement Terms and What They Mean

July 30th, 2018

Don’t let the retirement industry terms confuse you, or deter you from pursuing your own retirement account. Here are a handful of the must-know terms to help you get your toes into the pool. Custodian An IRA custodian is a financial institution like a bank, credit union or trust company that acts as a bank. IRA custodians […]