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How Changes in the SECURE Act Affect Qualified Charitable Distributions

How Changes in the SECURE Act Affect Qualified Charitable Distributions

Deductible Traditional IRA contributions made at age 70 ½ and older will reduce an individual’s eligibility for Qualified Charitable Distributions.
Investing in Gold: Where to Stash It

Investing in Gold: Where to Stash It

Hint, hint: definitely, not at your house.
Beginner's Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA

Beginner's Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA

Investing in real estate with a Self-Directed IRA is similar to making a regular real estate purchase, but with a few key exceptions.
IRS Provides Relief With Notice 2020-51

IRS Provides Relief With Notice 2020-51

Notice 2020-51 gives relief to IRA holders and beneficiaries who have taken their RMDs and have passed the 60-day period.
You Can Use Your Retirement Plan for COVID-19 Relief

You Can Use Your Retirement Plan for COVID-19 Relief

Individuals experiencing financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic may tap into their retirement plans for financial relief.
How to Choose the Right Tenants for Your Rental

How to Choose the Right Tenants for Your Rental

You'll want to find responsible, trustworthy tenants who will treat your property with respect. Here are some tips to get you started.
Upcoming IRA Contributions and IRS Form 5498 Deadlines

Upcoming IRA Contributions and IRS Form 5498 Deadlines

The original due dates for 2019 tax returns that fell between April 1 and July 15 of 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020 in response to COVID-19.
Self-Directed IRA Rules

Self-Directed IRA Rules

Knowing and abiding by the laws that govern your Self-Directed IRA is up to you. Here are the essential rules you need to know.