How a Gold IRA can Help you Diversify your Retirement Account

May 1st, 2018

We love talking about how a self-directed IRA can benefit your retirement. Most investment professionals suggest that a diversified portfolio (like a gold IRA) is the smartest way to go and that is exactly what a self-directed IRA does. It gives you a more diversified portfolio because you can invest in other things outside of […]

Funding an IRA Account with Alternative Investments

April 23rd, 2018

Whether you’ve been diligent about funding your retirement account for years, putting away the recommended 10% of your paychecks into an IRA or 401K, or if you’re just starting to save at 25 or 26, the last thing that you want is to watch your hard-earned funds dissipate into fees, or completely tank into nothing […]

Warning Signs that Your Retirement Savings are off Track

April 16th, 2018

You know that little voice in your head that’s been bothering you lately? It’s telling you that you may not have enough for retirement, right? Well, you’re not alone. Here in America, 75% of us that are over 40 actually are significantly behind on our retirement savings. So how can you tell that you’re off […]

Rules and Limitations for Owning Real Estate Through an IRA

April 9th, 2018

Buying real estate through your IRA is a lucrative and competitive business. It can substantially increase the return on your IRA’s investment, and make for a big, cushiony retirement nest egg. One of the biggest reasons that more people don’t take advantage of owning a real estate IRA is all the rules and confusion that […]

Should You Opt Out of a 401K and into a Self-Directed 401K?

April 2nd, 2018

Many of those reading this article will hopefully know what a self-directed IRA is, but we’re here to talk about what exactly the lesser-known self-directed 401K is, and why you should think about opting in for one. A self-directed 401K is essentially the same thing as a regular 401K, it’s a retirement savings account. The […]