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How the SECURE Act Weakens 401(k) Protections (& What You Can Do)

It’s hard to deny that one in five Americans not having put a single cent towards retirement is a social problem. But the policy solution Congress is enacting to address this issue may affect your…

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Future Retirement Health Care Costs Expected To Fluctuate

One of the reasons we save for retirement is because medical costs invariably go up with age. Saving for your own eventual care, even if you’re healthy as a horse now, is wise. But recent…

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5 Times in Life to Really Revise Your Estate Planning

When asked by someone without an estate plan when they should plan their estate, we tend to give a variation of the answer, “Right away.” But updating your estate plan is a little more complex….

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Crowdfunding Real Estate: Is it A Safe Investment Strategy?

As with anything new that breaks from tradition, crowdfunding real estate investments stokes fear in some. We find many of the more irrational fears to be iterations of Internet-phobia backed by little evidence. Some people…

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Retirement Plan Options: All About Indexed Universal Life Insurance

When making business decisions that affect your long-term goals, like what types of investments to make with your retirement dollars and which vehicles to use, it really is best to be aware of all of…

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Three Quick Estate Planning Tips to Avoid Later Problems

Approximately half of Americans fail to make an estate plan, which can be a major mistake. Real estate investors have even more to lose without an estate plan. So what are some of the tools…

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Checkbook Control 401K vs. Trustee Control 401k

Odds are good that if you’re considering the Self-Directed 401(k) as an investment vehicle for your retirement funds, you have at least heard the term “Checkbook Control.” You may even already have a grasp of…

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Charitable Gift Options Using a Self-Directed 401(k)

Charitable contributions are a popular strategy among the wealthy for lowering tax payments. But this method isn’t exclusively for the Michael Dells and Kim Kardashians of the world. Investors from all income levels, including you,…

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Deadlines for Making Contributions to a Solo-K

Nobody loves them, but deadlines are nonetheless an important part of “adulting.” This is particularly true when it comes to your Self-Directed 401(k). If you have ever participated in a traditional employer-sponsored 401(k), you likely…

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Benefits of a Self-Directed Roth 401(k)

Real estate investors are typically excellent candidates for self-directed retirement accounts, in no small part because of their experience with evaluating investment opportunities. But there is a world of options: Self-Directed IRAs, 401(k)s, and of…

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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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How a 401(k) Affects Real Estate Investors on Tax Day

You are probably already familiar with the benefits of a 401(k) for retirement planning. But did you know that using this type of account can also help you save on your taxes? In fact, there…

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Knowing the 2018 Self-Directed 401(k) Contribution Limits

Every year, the IRS updates contribution limits for the various types of retirement plans. If you want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your Self-Directed 401(k), you will want to know…

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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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Keeping Your Individual 401k Compliant

Investors love the 401k because it’s designed for businesses with sole owners. They offer serious benefits. These are like self-directed IRAs made just for investors and the self-employed. This may seem like a dream come…

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Choose Royal Legal Solutions For Your 401k

Lots of companies claim to be 401k experts. You know what the difference is between us and them? We’re actual tax attorneys. That’s right. Instead of having your finances planned by some guy with a printed…

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10 Tips To Help You Boost Your Retirement Savings (At Any Age!)

It’s never too early or too late to start saving for your retirement. If you are just starting out, focus on saving as much as you can now. And If you are nearing retirement, consider…

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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 Things You Need To Know About Distributions From Your Retirement Account

To whoever is reading this: Congratulations! You’ve probably either lived long enough…

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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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How To Get Out Of The Annuity You Bought With Your IRA

Did your adviser tell you how great annuities are, and how they can guarantee a life time of income for you and your spouse? Yep, they tell everyone that. But the truth is, most people…

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5 Things to Ask Yourself: Is Your Individual 401k Compliant?

Many investors prefer the individual 401k because it’s specifically designed for small businesses with only owner(s). Individual 401ks offer cost effective and tax efficient investment benefits. Think of it as a Self Directed IRA made…

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