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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

Should Self-Employed Investors Have a Solo 401(...

Self-directed investing enables you to build the portfolio of your choosing with assets you believe in. Often investors hold more than one retirement account, and a combination of a Solo 401(k) and a Roth IRA might be particularly well suited to individual business owners.  Want to open a new self-directed account to supplement your existing strategy? Click here to open a new account in a matter … Read More

A Closer Look at 1031 Exchanges 

Self-directed investing through some IRAs and Health Savings Accounts allows you to defer (or eliminate) tax until withdrawals. However, pairing equity investments with debt financing may incur unrelated business income tax (UBIT), even when the equity is provided by a tax-advantaged account.   The most common instance is leverage-financed real estate. If your account borrows money to purchase property, … Read More

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