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Self Directed IRA Articles

Rehab Investments vs. Rentals: Which Is the Right Real Estate Investing Move for You?

Posted by Jack Callahan on Sep 6, 2018 10:29:55 AM

The housing market looks pretty solid right now. Consumers are challenged with low inventory and rising home costs. New construction can’t keep up with the demand and experts predict home prices to continue increasing. Interest rates have risen, too, which makes renting appealing to many. So, if you’re interested in real estate investing, you might find the time is right to invest in rentals or renovation projects (or both!). But, first, explore rehab investments vs. rentals to discover which is best for you.

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Topics: Real Estate in an IRA, Rental Property, Rehab and Flip Investments

3 Steps to Smashing Success with Your Retirement Finances

Posted by Jack Callahan on Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We live in a world of instant gratification. We want what we want, when we want it, and with today’s technology, we usually get it. But, there are exceptions to this rule, and achieving the desired returns on the investments in our retirement plans is one of them. If this describes you, then read on, because we’re going to explain how you can make some changes now to put yourself on the path to achieve success in building your retirement finances.

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Topics: financial freedom, Self-Directed IRA, Retirement Planning

Crush Financial Stress with this Strategy

Posted by Jack Callahan on May 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As you may already know, when people feel stressed, they turn to unhealthy habits such as poor eating, smoking, drinking, and often lose sleep. Your health today will directly impact what your future quality of life will be when you retire. And, the financial decisions you make now are important to enjoying financial freedom in your retirement years.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, financial freedom, Alternative Investments

7 Easy Ways to Build Retirement Wealth the Right Way

Posted by Jack Callahan on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In 2017, the stock market boomed as our country enjoyed encouraging economic growth and sizeable corporate profits. So far in 2018, stocks are continuing to perform well, hopefully adding much-needed funds to your retirement account. Another year to achieve desired returns in your IRA. Another year closer to the day you walk out of that office door for the very last time. Right?

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Topics: financial freedom, Self-Directed IRA, Retirement Planning

What Is a Self-Directed IRA?

Posted by Jack Callahan on Apr 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Simply put ... a self-directed Individual Retirement Account is an IRA which allows alternative investments for retirement savings. For regular IRAs, these options usually include stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. With a truly self-directed IRA, the term "self-directed" refers to the unlimited options of alternative investments available to you.

If you are not comfortable with the ups and downs of the stock market and want more control in directing your IRA dollars ... then let's explore the answers behind the popular question, "What is a Self-Directed IRA?"

Here's what to expect in this article:

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Alternative Investments

Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Posted by Jack Callahan on Apr 18, 2018 9:13:08 AM

If you’re familiar with multifamily real estate investing, this could be the ticket to your potential financial freedom in retirement. Investing in real estate with a self-directed IRA lets you take a more hands-on approach to growing your retirement funds. And, multifamily properties present great potential to help you build that critical wealth.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Real Estate IRA, Retirement Planning

Partnering IRA Funds with a Disqualified Person

Posted by Jack Callahan on Apr 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The IRS goes to great lengths to explain the penalties of your IRA dealing with disqualified persons. These prohibited transactions can incur penalty, taxation, and even the loss of the tax-sheltered status of your account. However, there’s one investing tactic these regulations do allow that may surprise you, and that’s partnering IRA funds with a disqualified person.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Retirement Planning, Disqualified Persons

Partnering Your IRA Funds with Other IRAs to Invest 

Posted by Jack Callahan on Mar 27, 2018 4:19:54 PM

Partnering funds to invest is not a new practice. Many investors pool funds for a few reasons. Doing so decreases an investor’s liability should the venture run amok. Partnerships also help individuals acquire lucrative assets they’re unable to alone. This maneuver can also work in terms of partnering your IRA funds with other IRAs to invest.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Retirement Planning

Make Your IRA or 401(k) Contributions for 2017 and 2018 before Income Tax Filing Deadline

Posted by Jack Callahan on Mar 7, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Did you max out the contribution limits in your IRA for 2017? If not, you still have time. In fact, you can make last-minute contributions to your IRA for 2017 and get a head-start on your contributions for 2018 right now, before you file taxes for 2017.

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Topics: SIMPLE IRA, SEP IRA, Traditional IRA, Individual(k) / 401(k), Roth IRAs

5 Steps of Tax Lien Investments in a Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Jack Callahan on Mar 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Real estate investing is by far the most popular method savvy investors use to earn income, whether personally or in their IRAs. Those who have plenty of capital in their self-directed plans can easily invest in residential, commercial, and other property such as land or vacation rentals. But, if you’re account isn’t flush with adequate funding for large acquisitions, have no fear. There is an option you can take advantage of with limited funds: tax lien investments.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Alternative Investments, Real Estate in an IRA