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Living Trust Versus A Will: What’s the Benefits For REI?

Many investors don’t even know how crucial it is to have an estate plan. While planning for the unexpected is uncomfortable at times, it is essential for all of us. Yet the real estate investor…

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Beneficiary Mistakes — Self-Directed 401(k) or IRA

Designating a proper beneficiary is essential for retirement account holders to guarantee their interests will be served. Whether you’re using a Self-Directed IRA or 401(k), you want to ensure that you are doing the most…

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What Type of IRA Business Trust Investment Transactions May Trigger the UBTI Tax?

If you are planning for your future, designating funds for your retirement is a great step. Most people have heard of a 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA). These plans allow owners to invest in…

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How to Protect Your IRA in Two Steps

How to Protect Your IRA in Two Steps People will tell you that your IRA is safe and they’re wrong. Your IRA is only safe from a lawsuit against you and somebody coming after your…

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What is a Stretch IRA?

An IRA rollover is the transfer of funds from one account into an IRA. A Rollover IRA is a retirement account capable of accepting those funds. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) permits a…

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Navigating The Complexity Of A Member Buyout In A Traditional LLC

Forming an LLC with partners can be a lot like a marriage. What partners expect during the duration of the partnership are more clearly expressed than what’s expected when things end. In an LLC, the…

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Why All IRAs Require a Custodian

Why All IRAs Require a Custodian [00:08] Not all LLCs are taxed. The same single member LLCs aren’t going to always have pass through tax cheat. This is ideal as well as married couples owning…

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Quick Fix: 2018 IRA Contribution Limits

Hello, fellow investors. Every new year, I get many questions about IRA contribution limits and what changes have taken effect. This year, there have been many more questions than usual about this subject, as well…

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Business Trust For Self Directed IRA With Checkbook Control

The most exciting aspect for owners of a self-directed IRA with checkbook control is to have more direct authority and oversight over the investment and management decisions regarding the funds and investments held in the…

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Self-Directed IRAs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Self-Directed IRAs offer investment freedom, but they require some explanation. Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive regarding Self-Directed IRAs. 1. What Is a Self-Directed IRA? A self-directed IRA account allows…

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Roth IRA: Top Benefits You Should Know For Retirement Planning

The Roth IRA is a beauty. Everyone should be buying these beasts. By the time you’re done reading this, you will know the primary benefits. Roth IRA Benefit #1: Massive Tax Savings A Roth IRA…

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How You Can Bypass The 20% Withholding Tax On 401K Distributions Using Your IRA

You have to think of the IRS like they’re Privateers. Thieves press-ganged into stealing your money. They want to get into your home. They want to carry off your daughter. They are the barbarians at…

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Self-Directed IRA LLCs: The Best of all Worlds

The self-directed IRA LLC gives you one hundred percent control over how you invest. Most investors lack this ability. It’s not the right move for everybody, but if you want to truly maximize the return…

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5 Most Common IRA Contribution Questions Answered

My clients are always asking me what the deal is with the individual retirement account (IRA).  Don’t worry if you’re totally lost when it comes to retirement accounts. I spend a lot of my time…

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IRA and Cryptocurrencies

IRA’s are virtual baby. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses blockchain…

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Rollover IRA’s Explained

An IRA rollover is a transfer of funds from one retirement account into another, such as a traditional IRA or Roth. You can do this either through a direct transfer or via check. If you…

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Should You Convert Your IRA or 401k to Roth?

Are you thinking about converting your IRA or 401k to a Roth? Doing so may or may not be a good idea. If you have a traditional IRA or 401k, your money is currently growing…

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A Series Of Landmark Prohibited Transaction Cases: Peek & Fleck Vs The IRS

This article is part 2 of a series with the goal of educating you, the Self-Directed IRA LLC investor, on how to successfully invest & avoid triggering prohibited transactions. At this point in your life…

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Are You Eligible For a Solo 401k?

Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve probably heard of a Solo 401k before, or as our friends at the IRS call it, a “one participant 401k.” Before you waste 5 minutes of your life…

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Clash Of The Titans: IRA Vs 401K

You’ve probably heard a lot about 401ks and IRAs. But do you know how they compare to each other? More importantly, how do you know which is better for you? 401ks are usually employer-sponsored retirement…

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Top 10 Self Directed IRA Questions: A Bona-Fide Checklist

You wouldn’t believe how many people ask me these questions. Especially number…

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The Not-So-Well-Known Benefits of Roth IRAs

Many investors and financial professionals are familiar with the primary benefits of a Roth IRA: that after you pay taxes on the money going into the Roth IRA that the plans investments grow tax free…

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How to Get The 50% Tax Penalty For Failing to Take RMD’s From Your IRA Waived

With all due respect to any financial masochists in the audience, almost nobody derives pleasure from paying taxes. But it’s kind of part of the deal of living and working in the United States. You…

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