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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.

Top 4 Things Investors Do to Prepare for End-of-Year

Top 4 Things Investors Do to Prepare for End-of-Year

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten. The Hanukkah candles have been lit, and ...
8 Popular Questions About Required Minimum Distributions

8 Popular Questions About Required Minimum Distributions

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Most of us think about our birthdays just once a year, but if you have an IRA and are ...
How to Give Back This Holiday Season with Qualified Charitable Distributions

How to Give Back This Holiday Season with Qualified Charitable Distributions

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can use your existing IRA distribution to ...
You Asked, We Answered: Ways to Protect Your Self-Directed IRA From Fraud

You Asked, We Answered: Ways to Protect Your Self-Directed IRA From Fraud

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes During October's national webinar, we discussed how Self-Directed IRA investors can ...
Guide: Reporting Your Fair Market Valuation

Guide: Reporting Your Fair Market Valuation

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Every year, the IRS requires a report of the value of your IRA assets with a Fair ...
Top 3 Questions IRA Holders Have About Property Taxes

Top 3 Questions IRA Holders Have About Property Taxes

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 50 seconds Every year, Self-Directed IRA holders who invest in assets like real ...
7 Essential Tips for Taking Distributions From Your Self-Directed IRA

7 Essential Tips for Taking Distributions From Your Self-Directed IRA

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re approaching the age of 59, you will soon be eligible to begin taking ...
How Retirement Might Look Without a Savings Plan

How Retirement Might Look Without a Savings Plan

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes We're doing our part to raise awareness about the importance of retirement planning. ...
Test Your Knowledge: A Pop Quiz for Self-Directed Investors

Test Your Knowledge: A Pop Quiz for Self-Directed Investors

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Here at The Entrust Group, we are proud of our commitment to investor education. And ...