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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 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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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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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…

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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?…

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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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A Series Of Landmark Prohibited Transaction Cases, Part IV: Dabney Vs The IRS

This article is the grand finale of a series with the goal of educating you, the almighty Self-Directed IRA LLC investor, on how to successfully invest & avoid triggering prohibited transactions. Because the prohibited transaction…

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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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Everything You Need To Know About IRA & 401k Distributions

You’ve been saving for a long time, now you’re getting close to the point where you can start taking distributions (finally). If you scroll below you’ll find everything you need to know about taking a…

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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 1 on our list. I can promise you that by the end of this article, you’re guaranteed to walk away (or should I…

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How to Fund Your Business or Start-Up With Self Directed IRA Investors

Do you have a private company or start-up that could use some funding? Maybe you’re planning on starting your own soon. Whatever the case is, you’re in for some great news! There’s tens of trillions…

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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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How The IRS Can Take Your IRA Money: Taxes and Distributions

You’re probably already aware some of the countless ways the IRS tries to get your money. Here in the land of the free and the IRS, we all are. Let’s talk about how you can…

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