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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.

Legacy Planning Guide for IRA Holders and Their Beneficiaries

Legacy Planning Guide for IRA Holders and Their Beneficiaries

Reading time: 10 minutes Ten thousand baby boomers turn age 65 every day. While not all of them will retire in the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
7 Ways to Take Early IRA Withdrawals Without Penalty

7 Ways to Take Early IRA Withdrawals Without Penalty

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Generally, if a self-directed IRA owner takes an early distribution from a retirement ...
5 Tax-Smart Things You Can Do Before April 18

5 Tax-Smart Things You Can Do Before April 18

Estimated reading time: 1 minute You still have time to make decisions that can improve your tax situation. This year's ...
How to Avoid Unintended IRA Distributions for Real Estate Investments

How to Avoid Unintended IRA Distributions for Real Estate Investments

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 30 seconds IRA owners investing in real estate have quickly learned they can invest ...