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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.

Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: Which One Works for You?

Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: Which One Works for You?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes  The most obvious difference between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA is how they are ...
Have an Old 401(k)? Put it to Work for Your Retirement

Have an Old 401(k)? Put it to Work for Your Retirement

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 50 seconds On average, Americans change their jobs 12 times over the course of their ...
Using Your Self-Directed IRA to Buy Discounted Notes

Using Your Self-Directed IRA to Buy Discounted Notes

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Discounted notes can be a great source of income inside a self-directed IRA. ...
You Asked, We Answered: Investing in Real Estate with IRA Funds

You Asked, We Answered: Investing in Real Estate with IRA Funds

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes For our November national webinar, we held an open Q&A about investing in real estate ...
FAQs: Reporting a Fair Market Valuation for Your IRA

FAQs: Reporting a Fair Market Valuation for Your IRA

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 40 seconds Every year, the IRS requires a report of the value of your IRA ...
How to Decrease your Taxes in 2017: Open an IRA

How to Decrease your Taxes in 2017: Open an IRA

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 50 seconds Self-directed IRAs can provide you with significant tax advantages as well ...
3 Key Benefits of Asset Portfolio Diversification

3 Key Benefits of Asset Portfolio Diversification

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 20 seconds I have often heard the phrase “don’t put your eggs in one basket”.  ...
Veterans Day: Honoring Your Service, Preparing for Your Future

Veterans Day: Honoring Your Service, Preparing for Your Future

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes This November 11, we honor America’s 19 million living veterans. They served in World ...
You Asked, We Answered: How to Use Your IRA to Buy Your Future Retirement Home

You Asked, We Answered: How to Use Your IRA to Buy Your Future Retirement Home

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 50 seconds For our October national webinar, we discussed the how to use your IRA to ...