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You Asked, We Answered: Investing with Self-Directed IRAs

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

For this month's webinar, we held a unique self-directed IRA Q&A for current and potential investors. Participants had the opportunity to ask Bill Neville, our Business Development Manager, questions regarding Real Estate IRAs, holding precious metals in your IRA, retirement plan tax advantages, IRA LLCs, and more. Continue reading to see what types of questions were answered: 

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs
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Getting Smart: Retirement Savings Strategies For Mom

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Mothers save a lot of things: The card that spells out “LOVE” in macaroni. An outgrown soccer jersey. Baby shoes and graduation photos. What mothers—and all women, for that matter—aren’t as good at saving is money for their retirement.

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs
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Timely Tips: Tax-Time Deadline Dates for IRA Holders

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

This year's tax deadline date is near (April 18th, 2017). If you're a self-directed IRA holder, you should know these deadline dates for the month of April that may affect your IRA plan. Read further to learn more about required minimum distributions, IRA, HSA and ESA contributions, excess removal and re-characterization, and a quick reminder about annual account statements:

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Current Events and News
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Here's What Couples Need to Know About Spousal IRAs

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 30 seconds

With Valentine's Day around the corner, couples everywhere are gearing up to impress their partners. Buckling down on finances may not be the first things that comes to mind, but maximizing savings for retirement can be a joint effort for married couples who are ready for that phase in their life. Even if one of the spouses is not working, there is an option a lot of married couples are not taking advantage of and that is the spousal IRA contribution.

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Self-Directed IRA Plans, Plan Resources
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Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: Which One Works for You?

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

The most obvious difference between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA is how they are taxed upon distribution. When you save for retirement using a Traditional IRA, your contributions are typically made out of pre-tax income. That gives you the immediate benefit of a lower tax bill. But that tax bill comes due when you begin taking distributions from the Traditional IRA. You will pay taxes on the distributions, based on your tax bracket in the year you take your distribution. If you want to take your retirement savings workout to the next level, here are some tips:

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Alternative IRA Investments
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