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Self-Employed Investors – Could It Make Sense t...

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

solo 401(k)s

Better Understanding Solo 401(k)s

A Solo 401(k) can be a powerful tool in a self-directed investor’s tool belt. In terms of tax advantages, Solo 401(k)s offer the same benefits as the well-known employer-sponsored 401(k). However, the account holder must be a self-employed individual with no other employees. Ready to learn more about self-directed investing? Click here to browse and download our … Read More

real estate with a 401(k)

Invest in Real Estate with a 401(k)

Real Estate With A 401(k) A Solo 401(k) operates in a similar manner to that of an employer-sponsored 401(k), except a Solo 401(k) holder would be the sole employee of his or her own business. In this regard, the account holder would simultaneously act as employee and employer when managing his or her Solo 401(k). As … Read More

ira vs. 401(k)

What’s the Difference Between an IRA and ...

What’s the difference between an IRA and a 401(k)? As the marketplace for investment opportunities has evolved, available options for retirement strategies have followed suit. Different combinations of retirement plans, publicly traded securities, and alternative investment options allow investors to adopt a strategy that satisfies their financial goals. However, some may speak of IRAs and 401(k)s interchangeably, … Read More

solo 401(k) faqs

Solo 401(k) FAQs

What is a “Self-Directed” 401(k)? A self-directed 401(k) puts you in the driver’s seat for any investment activities you want to pursue. Employers may place certain stipulations on (or outright disallow) transferring or rolling your 401(k)-held cash or assets. Others may not allow alternative assets. Others still may not allow you to choose between non-alternative investments. … Read More

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