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How to Fund Your Self-Directed IRA

The basics of investing are by now familiar to most – Keep your money where it has the potential to earn the greatest returns, appropriate to your goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Self-directed investing with an IRA or Health Savings Account (HSA) is no different. Beyond the basics of investing, however, these accounts also enjoy considerable … Read More

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Diversifying with Precious Metals

Diversifying with Precious Metals in Your SDIRA: Stability in Every Market As we continue to celebrate Asset Management Awareness Month, it’s timely to turn our attention to diversifying with precious metals. Within the realm of Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs), precious metals offer a timeless avenue for investors seeking stability amid stock market volatility. Whether through physical … Read More

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Private Equity in Your SDIRA: Harnessing the Power

March, celebrated as Asset Management Awareness Month, shines a spotlight on the sophisticated world of Private Equity (PE) investments within Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs). Private equity presents an enticing avenue for investors eager to transcend the bounds of conventional asset classes like stocks and bonds. By venturing into PE, investors not only diversify their portfolios but … Read More

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The Power of Real Estate in an IRA

Real estate investment within an IRA, leveraging its potential for both appreciation and income generation, emerges as a formidable strategy in the realm of alternative investments. This approach can transform retirement accounts into potent revenue-generating engines. The inherent stability and the prospect of steady cash flow from real estate, compared to the often-turbulent stock market, … Read More

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A Guide to Your Self-Directed IRA Account Docum...

In our final installment on tax season preparation, we delve into the specifics of Schedule K-1 and Form 990-T. These may be less common account documents, but they’re incredibly important for certain investments. Less Common Account Documents* Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) Timing: With individual tax filing What It Is: A Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) applies … Read More

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A Guide to Your Self-Directed IRA Account Docum...

Post 4: Decoding Form 1099-R and Form 5498 As tax season continues, it’s important to understand Form 1099-R and Form 5498. These account documents are key to managing your retirement plans effectively. Form 1099-R: Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Timing: January 31 What It Is: This form reports … Read More

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