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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.

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 ...
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 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 ...
Are You Certain You Want to Convert to a Roth IRA in 2018?

Are You Certain You Want to Convert to a Roth IRA in 2018?

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Starting tax year 2018, taxpayers must be very certain when they initiate converting ...
6 Types of Investors - Which One Are You? 

6 Types of Investors - Which One Are You? 

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes From Scrooge McDuck sitting atop his stacks of gold coins to Gordon Gekko yelling ...
Don't Let Hidden Or High Fees Eat Into Your Retirement Savings

Don't Let Hidden Or High Fees Eat Into Your Retirement Savings

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes What do most advertisements for cars, computers, and brokerage accounts have in ...
You Asked, We Answered: 6 Self-Directed IRA Rules Investors Need to Know

You Asked, We Answered: 6 Self-Directed IRA Rules Investors Need to Know

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes For this month's webinar, we discussed 6 self-directed IRA rules investors need to ...