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Upcoming IRA Contributions and IRS Form 5498 Deadlines

Upcoming IRA Contributions and IRS Form 5498 Deadlines

The original due dates for 2019 tax returns that fell between April 1 and July 15 of 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020 in response to COVID-19.
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.
90 Things You Can Invest in With a Self-Directed IRA

90 Things You Can Invest in With a Self-Directed IRA

A Self-Directed IRA gives you access to an IRA's full investment potential. Here’s our list of 90 investments you can make with a Self-Directed IRA.
6 Obstacles That Might Prevent You From Opening a Self-Directed IRA

6 Obstacles That Might Prevent You From Opening a Self-Directed IRA

Opening a Self-Directed IRA is simple, but if your investment strategy conflicts with how SDIRAs work, you might need to review your strategy.
How to Increase Your Portfolio’s Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Increase Your Portfolio’s Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The recent stock market has some investors worried about their retirement investments. Investors who have non-traditional investments are less concerned.
How the CARES Act Affects Retirement Plans

How the CARES Act Affects Retirement Plans

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27. The bill's provisions will assist IRA and employer sponsored plan participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Tax Deadline Has Been Extended

The 2020 Tax Deadline Has Been Extended

The individual and business tax return due date for tax year 2019 has been extended to July 15, 2020.
Required Minimum Distributions Have a New Starting Age

Required Minimum Distributions Have a New Starting Age

Prior to tax year 2020, IRA holders (except those with Roth IRAs) had to start taking RMDs once they reached the age of 70 ½.