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Finding the Best ROI on Renovations for Rental ...

There are over 43 million rental homes in the US – a very large market, for sure. Most, if not all, of these rental owners have the same goal: generate recurring revenue each month to cover costs and maximize their investment return.  As real estate investors know, this is easier said than done. The physical property, the location, the local demand, … Read More

Solo 401(k) Loans: A Versatile Investment Tool

Did you know that 401(k) account owners, including holders of Solo 401(k) plans, can borrow up to $50,000 from their account? This personal loan offers a versatile line of credit, including cash to invest in other opportunities that may not otherwise be accessible within the plan itself. Given the flexibility, 401(k) loans can be an … Read More

Purchasing Equity vs Issuing Debt With Your IRA

Private businesses offer many of the same investment opportunities as large public companies, namely stocks (equity) and bonds (debt) in their capital structure. However, smaller companies, particularly growth-oriented businesses that are long on opportunity but short on strong positive cash flow, may prefer issuance of private shares. Alternatively, others, particularly those with a strong record … Read More

Crowdfunding with IRAs

It would be an understatement to say the financial landscape has changed in the past decade. Businesses accept payments with Square, investors buy stocks through apps while listening to podcasts, and cryptocurrency went from geek niche to cultural phenomena overnight. Alongside these is another monumental shift: crowdfunding. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a type of … Read More

Investing in Franchises with Your Retirement Plan

When businesses go big, they go everywhere. Popular restaurants, retail, and other consumer goods and service providers often support their expansion strategy through franchising. Capital efficient for entrepreneurs and owners, franchises are also popular with consumers who trust the brand. Franchising could become even more popular soon, as with the opening up of the economy … Read More

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