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How to Complete a Self-Directed IRA Rollover/Transfer

How to Complete a Self-Directed IRA Rollover/Transfer

Many benefits come with self-directed IRAs, such as having the freedom to invest in whatever you want. However, you may be wondering how you can move money that you have from…

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New RMD Limits

New Year, new rules.  Congress has passed the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) which became effective January 1, 2020. It…

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Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

How can you squirrel-away the most retirement savings?  If you’re self-employed you can do this easily with a SEP Plan.  First available in 1979, the…

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Three Things to Understand About Your IRA

If you’re like many people, you’ve worked hard to accumulate a large nest egg in your traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA). It’s even more critical…

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Four Steps to Saving for Retirement

Not saving for retirement?  A 2018 Government Accountability Office study found that nearly one-third of Americans age 55 and older don’t have any retirement nest egg even a…

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SDIRA ~ Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Investor

When investing in a private placement, also know as a PPM, Crowdfunding, Syndication, etc. you will be asked for your “accredited investor” status. Typically, this…

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Exceptions to Withdrawal Penalties

Exceptions to Withdrawal Penalties in a Traditional IRA Sometimes we have to break into the piggy bank also known as our IRA.  When you have…

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Roth IRA Contributions and Conversions

A Roth IRA is a retirement account that accepts after-tax funds. That means you pay taxes on the contributions. The profits then grow tax-exempt. For…

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What is a 1099 & 5498?

Did you get a 1099 or 5498 form in the mail? Here is a brief explanation of the 1099 and 5498 Tax Forms. The 1099…

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Be Self-Reliant by Self-Directing

Retirement is a reality that most all Americans will face as few people work until they die.  However only around 30% of people believe they…

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“Checkbook LLC” arrangement blows up. Real estate entrepreneur...

 Quick Synopsis An engineer from Phoenix made a living doing “Phase I” and similar types of environmental impact reports for purchasers of commercial properties.  When…

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Financial Tactics on Amazon Prime

  A few months ago,uDirect IRA Services participated on a panel of experts.  It’s the 7th Annual Financial Tactics Brunch and it’s a live educational…

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Inflation and Real Estate Risks

Higher prices for just about everything are raising new concerns about inflation. There are plenty of trends to monitor when it comes to assessing economic…

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Commercial Real Estate Investing – Expenses Part II

We will be finishing up the topic of TIMMUR expenses in this posting. Last time we discussed the first 3 of the 6 major expense…

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GOP New Tax Rules Full of Boo-Boos

The GOP’s rush to get the tax code rewritten has apparently lead to a lot of unintended mistakes. Experts say they expected a few issues…

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What the New Tax Laws Mean for IRAs

Overall, the new tax laws leave IRA savings alone Bullets we dodged: Initially there were concerns about what was called “Rothification” which is the idea…

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Due Diligence for Residential Investment Properties

Purchasing residential rental properties with self-directed retirement funds is no different than buying rental properties with after-tax dollars in terms of finding the right property…

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Setting up a Solo 401(k) Plan

What is a 401(k)? The 401(k) is an employer-sponsored retirement plan under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code. A 401(k) plan allows a worker…

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Investing with Your Self-Directed IRA

Investing Your Self-Directed IRA Funds Once you have your self-directed IRA opened and funded, it’s time to think about investing. The IRS says you can…

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Why a Self-Directed IRA? Why Not Something Else?

Thomas’ Story What started out as an internet search about self-directed IRA’s has turned into a friendship that pays tremendous dividends. And, has allowed me…

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