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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.

What Does it Mean to Invest in Mortgage Notes?

What Does it Mean to Invest in Mortgage Notes?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Most people think of a mortgage as a vehicle for buying a home, not an investment. ...
5 Tips to Help You Save for Retirement

5 Tips to Help You Save for Retirement

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes "The future ain’t what it used to be." Yogi Berra, the famed Yankees catcher, wasn’t ...
Where Do You Fit? Retirement Savings Characteristics Through a Generational Lens

Where Do You Fit? Retirement Savings Characteristics Through a Generational Lens

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Three generations of Americans are now in the workforce, and should be saving for ...
How to Ensure Your IRA Savings Go Where You Want After Your Death

How to Ensure Your IRA Savings Go Where You Want After Your Death

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes It was a horror story—a man planning for the future of his grown children before ...
5 Facts That Dig Deeper Into IRAs and Retirement

5 Facts That Dig Deeper Into IRAs and Retirement

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes When it comes to Americans’ retirement savings habits, the glass is more than half ...
5 Last-Minute Ways IRA Holders Can Reduce Taxes

5 Last-Minute Ways IRA Holders Can Reduce Taxes

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Don’t stress over taxes. Even though the tax deadline is getting closer, there are ...
What Financial Advisors Need to Know to Help Baby Boomers Prepare for Retirement

What Financial Advisors Need to Know to Help Baby Boomers Prepare for Retirement

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Baby Boomers coined the phrase “don't trust anyone over 30.” Today, they are anywhere ...
African-Americans Have Less Retirement Savings, Study Says

African-Americans Have Less Retirement Savings, Study Says

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds The contributions African-Americans have made to US history deserve to be ...
6 Tips for a Financially Secure Retirement in 2017

6 Tips for a Financially Secure Retirement in 2017

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes While two-thirds of Americans surveyed by the Employee Benefits Research Institute ...