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Self Directed IRA Articles

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

Avoiding Risk as a Real Estate Investor (by Clayton Morris)

Posted by Mike Cornetet on Feb 14, 2018 2:24:45 PM

Any new venture can be intimidating, and that’s certainly the case with real estate investing. I hear questions constantly from new or prospective investors who are worried about risk. Sure, there are horror stories about investors who lost it all, but if you play your cards right and put a few safeguards in place, you are very unlikely to encounter issues. 

In order to mitigate risk in real estate investing, you should know that you can’t do it alone.

It’s important to build a strong team that is well versed in the areas that you are not. Without the right team in place, you’re likely to make some mistakes.

It’s also incredibly important to not overspend.

Don’t overspend on the purchase of the property. Don’t go overboard with upgrades either. When you pour too much into your properties, you’re decreasing your overall return. Check out my videos on the top three renovations that are a waste of money, as well as how to determine how much to spend on a rehab! 

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Topics: Webinar, Self-Directed IRA, Real Estate IRA, Guest Blog Article

Investing in Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted by Jack Callahan on Feb 2, 2018 9:35:28 AM

Cryptocurrency is digital (or virtual) currency that is not hampered by centralized government regulations, and its value is not dependent on or manipulated by things such as inflation. Bitcoin is the most popular and the first widely accepted cryptocurrency developed (in 2009), and to date represents the largest blockchain of its kind. Investing in Bitcoin is a hot topic right now due to its steady climb in value due to its significant rise in value from its inception.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Retirement Planning, Self-Directed IRA, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin

Top 5 Wealth-Building Resolutions You Can Use Now 

Posted by Jack Callahan on Jan 24, 2018 4:38:16 PM

Sometimes fate steps in, the stars align, and the universe smiles on you as you bask in the glow of your winning lottery ticket. For most of us, this is not the case. As with everything in life, your chance of having a successful outcome is directly dependent on setting achievable goals, having a solid, down-to-earth plan, and the resolve to stick to the resolutions that you’ve made. This can seem overwhelming, especially when planning for retirement. But, the first step is to make a commitment to start saving and investing in a retirement plan. Your golden years will arrive before you know it, and our top 5 wealth-building resolutions can help you get prepared.

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Topics: Self-Directed IRA, Alternative Investments

Open a Self-Directed IRA and Exercise Control of Your Financial Fitness in Retirement

Posted by Jack Callahan on Jan 11, 2018 2:02:12 PM

Traditionally, the new year is a time to reflect on the goals that weren’t accomplished the year before. So, again you vow to start fresh, make significant changes, and turn it all around as you forge ahead in the new year. Many times, New Year’s resolutions include giving up bad habits, eating healthier, and working on fitness goals in order to get into “peak” shape. While having a healthy body to carry you through to your golden years is important, you need to make sure that your retirement accounts are in “peak” shape as well.

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

Top 10 Bitcoin Facts that You May Not Know (but Should)

Posted by Jack Callahan on Dec 13, 2017 10:01:31 AM

Investing in Bitcoin is at the forefront of news in the financial world because of its recent record-breaking rise. You may be considering investing yourself if you haven't already. If you're on the fence, these top 10 Bitcoin facts may help you determine if this asset belongs in your retirement portfolio.

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Topics: Alternative Investments, Self-Directed IRA, Industry News

Your Guide to Year-End Contribution Limits and Deadlines for Retirement Plans to Ring in 2018

Posted by Jack Callahan on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This year is almost over, with only a few months to go until we ring in 2018. While those of us at Advanta IRA have no desire to make time fly more than it already does, there are some contribution limits and retirement plan deadlines you need to know. This information will help you wrap up 2017 and move into 2018 with solid dates plan limits you need to know to make the most out of your retirement account.

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Topics: Retirement Planning, Self-Directed IRA, Contributions & Distributions

How to Invest in Real Estate with an IRA: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Jack Callahan on Nov 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Real estate holdings in IRAs are a favored strategy individuals use to build wealth for retirement. There are experts out there that can invest in these assets while blindfolded, but many others are unsure how to get started. If you fit into the latter category, this article’s just for you. It’s a beginner’s guide you’ll find handy to learn how you can invest in real estate with an IRA to earn tax-sheltered income for your future.                         

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Topics: Real Estate IRA, Retirement Planning