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How to Rollover a 401(k) to a Self-Directed IRA in 2024

How to Rollover a 401(k) to a Self-Directed IRA in 2024

Rolling over your 401(k) to an SDIRA can bring you closer to your retirement funds, and save you millions down the line.
Self-Directed IRA Distribution Rules: Everything You Need to Know

Self-Directed IRA Distribution Rules: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about self-directed IRA distribution rules, like cash distributions vs in-kind distributions. Plus, find out how to determine your RMD.
Give Back With Qualified Charitable Distributions

Give Back With Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are at least 70½, you can make a qualified charitable distribution. With this strategy, you may direct a portion of your RMD to a nonprofit.
Self-Directed IRA Rules

Self-Directed IRA Rules

Knowing and abiding by the laws that govern your Self-Directed IRA is up to you. Here are the essential rules you need to know.
What IRA Holders Should Know About the SECURE Act

What IRA Holders Should Know About the SECURE Act

Here’s a breakdown of some of the more significant changes of The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act)...
Your Distribution is Taxable in the Year It’s Distributed

Your Distribution is Taxable in the Year It’s Distributed

Many people think that a distribution check isn’t taxable until it’s cashed—this is false. A distribution is taxable in the tax year it is distributed.
Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

Recent Court Case Underscores the Importance of Not Engaging in Prohibited Transactions

An individual's IRA engaged in prohibited transactions and lost its IRA status. The court ruled that the IRA was no longer exempt from creditors.