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Private Lending with your IRA

You’re likely familiar with the concept of taking out a loan, but did you know you can invest in private lending and hold promissory notes with your retirement account? While you cannot borrow money from your own IRA, just about any other non-disqualified person or business can. A loan from your tax-advantaged plan is no … Read More

Individual lending money from their self-directed IRA

Lending Money From Your Self-Directed Retiremen...

Just as retirement investments aren’t confined to Wall Street, individuals and businesses aren’t restricted to banks when looking for financing. Your self-directed IRA, 401(k), or HSA can take advantage of this by “being the bank” and lending money to borrowers of your choosing. Ready to make money on loans with your tax-advantaged dollars? Click here to open … Read More

promissory notes

Secured and Unsecured Promissory Notes: Putting...

A promissory note in which your IRA is the lender allows you to create terms that can be favorable to both your IRA and your borrower. One of the key benefits of promissory notes is flexibility. Although your IRA is technically the “lender”, you decide the payment schedule, the interest rate, and what happens if the … Read More

investments in small businesses

Investments in Small Businesses

Investments in small businesses have long been considered noble pursuits among their proponents. For some small businesses today, nobility has taken a backseat to necessity. Want to invest in private equity with a self-directed account? Click here to complete our easy online new account application in a matter of minutes! As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read More

ira loans

IRA Loans – Three Ways to Make Money on D...

You cannot borrow money from your own IRA, but just about any other person or business certainly can. Private lending with a self-directed IRA enables you to utilize the business model you know and trust while harnessing a significant degree of control over your retirement. As with almost any investment approach, there are a number … Read More

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