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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

Understanding IRA Tax Benefits

Understanding IRA Tax Benefits

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Retirement income for an individual typically comes from several sources. These ...
4 Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Directed IRA Distributions

4 Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Directed IRA Distributions

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 30 seconds There are many Self-Directed IRA questions surrounding required minimum ...
Selecting the IRA Plan That Works Best For You

Selecting the IRA Plan That Works Best For You

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes “Which IRA is best for me?” is a common question taxpayers ask when trying to ...
What Investors Need to Know About Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

What Investors Need to Know About Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) was created by the congress to level the playing ...
Understanding Stocks as a Retirement Investment Vehicle

Understanding Stocks as a Retirement Investment Vehicle

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Many investors choose to diversify their portfolio and invest in numerous types of ...
How to Leave a Legacy With Your Retirement Plan

How to Leave a Legacy With Your Retirement Plan

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Many people wonder if they have enough in their retirement savings plans to sustain ...
3 Qualified Transactions Every Self-Directed IRA Investor Can Use

3 Qualified Transactions Every Self-Directed IRA Investor Can Use

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Many who are or are thinking about entering into the Self-Directed IRA world are ...
4 Ways to Maximize Your Retirement Plan After Age 70

4 Ways to Maximize Your Retirement Plan After Age 70

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Turning age 70 ½ is a significant age when it comes to retirement plans. Many are ...
Why Capturing Direct Rollovers is Essential in Today's Retirement Market

Why Capturing Direct Rollovers is Essential in Today's Retirement Market

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes With 6 million Americans still unemployed and over 78 million approaching retirement ...