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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.

401(k) or IRA? Why Smart Investors Use Both

401(k) or IRA? Why Smart Investors Use Both

Reading time: 12 minutes Which retirement vehicle should you use to save for a secure retirement, an employer’s 401(k) ...
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 may 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 ...
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 20 seconds If you’re approaching the age of 59, you will soon be eligible to begin ...
How Retirement Might Look Without a Savings Plan

How Retirement Might Look Without a Savings Plan

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes It's National Retirement Security Week 2018 and we're doing our part in raising ...
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 determining which ...
How to Use

How to Use "Checkbook Control" For Even More Control of Your Self-Directed IRA

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes We’ve all become so accustomed to using cards, phones, computers and even watches to ...
Back-to-School: How an Education Savings Account Pays for Your Child's Education (Tax-Free)

Back-to-School: How an Education Savings Account Pays for Your Child's Education (Tax-Free)

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes For the month of August, parents and children are gearing up for one event in ...