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Self-Directed IRA Blog, Education, and News

Investor blog on self-directed IRAs, real estate IRAs, investment options, and retirement news from industry experts.

John Paul Ruiz, QKA, CISP

John Paul Ruiz, QKA, CISP Posts

Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes A recent court case ruled that an individual’s IRA was not exempt from creditors ...
IRA Transfers vs. Rollovers: What's the Difference? (2019)

IRA Transfers vs. Rollovers: What's the Difference? (2019)

If you are one of the many individuals who wants alternative investment choices for your retirement plan, assets like ...
How to Save For Retirement Even After Retirement Age

How to Save For Retirement Even After Retirement Age

Reading time: 3 minutes 30 seconds “Are you working hard or hardly working?” is a question plaguing more and more ...
Legacy Planning Guide for IRA Holders and Their Beneficiaries

Legacy Planning Guide for IRA Holders and Their Beneficiaries

Reading time: 10 minutes Ten thousand baby boomers turn age 65 every day. While not all of them will retire in the ...
5 Tax Forms Every IRA Holder Should Know

5 Tax Forms Every IRA Holder Should Know

Reading time: 8 minutes Around tax time, many tax payers have questions relating to the tax forms associated with their ...
Why Health Savings Should be Part of Your Retirement Plan

Why Health Savings Should be Part of Your Retirement Plan

Reading time: 3 minutes Early to bed and early to rise, the saying goes, makes you healthy, wealthy, and wise. ...
Demystifying Self-Directed IRAs

Demystifying Self-Directed IRAs

Reading time: 4 minutes “What’s this new kind of IRA I keep hearing about—the Self-Directed IRA?” is a question we hear ...
3 Tools To Help You Prepare For Your Dream Retirement

3 Tools To Help You Prepare For Your Dream Retirement

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Creating a savings strategy for the different stages of life can be quite ...
Understanding IRA Tax Benefits

Understanding IRA Tax Benefits

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Retirement income for an individual typically comes from several sources. These ...