What to Know About Self-Directed IRAs

What To Know About Self-DIrected IRAs

Self-directed IRAs are rapidly becoming investors go-to investment to save for retirement. Self-directed IRAs are no different than a normal IRA besides the fact you can invest in alternative assessments outside of the traditional options like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs. Many people don’t realize the wide array of options for investments that self-directed IRAs can provide. In fact, the … [Read more...]

How To Invest In Private Equity, Real Estate and Gold

How To Invest In Private Equity, Real Estate and Gold

Over the years, more and more American investors have started using a wide variety of investment types to diversify their wealth and protect assets. With a multitude of strict IRS laws and codes to follow, investing innovatively with tax-deferred options like private equity, real estate, gold, and other alternative assets can be a game changer.   When looking at the most common ways to … [Read more...]

Starting Retirement Planning Right Now

Start Retirement Planning Right Now

Here at IRA Innovations where retirement savings are our primary focus, we see account holders from all walks of life. What we’ve seen over the years is that many people don’t start their initial savings for retirement until their early 30’s to early 40’s.    The consequences of not establishing a tax-favored retirement account at a young age are significant. Investing 10 years earlier than the … [Read more...]

Learn How To Choose a Self Directed IRA Custodian

Learn How To Choose A Self-Directed IRA Custodian

What is a Self Directed IRA Custodian? Investing in alternative investments inside a retirement account (IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA or 401k) is a new experience for most people. Anyone who has ever bought a traditional investment (a stock, bond, or mutual fund) has most likely already used a custodian for these investments. Although traditional custodians are frequently referred to as … [Read more...]

Asset Allocation for Self-Directed IRAs

Asset Allocation for Self-Directed IRAs

Having sound investment strategy behind the management of a retirement portfolio is as important as understanding the markets in which investments are made. One method of investment strategy is in asset allocation. Asset allocation is an investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward through the division and distribution of assets in a portfolio according to an investor’s goals, risk … [Read more...]

Understanding Private Placements In Self Directed IRAs

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As an IRA owner, there are numerous investment options to choose from ranging from low risk to high risk. Because self-directed IRA owners have the freedom to direct their IRA towards investing in anything that the IRS regulations allow, there are types of investments that have become prevalent in the industry One of the most popular methods is in a Private Placement. A private placement is an … [Read more...]

Building Retirement Wealth Through Alternative Investing

IRA Innovations_Blog_Building Retirement Wealth

The traditional method of investing can seem limiting to many. Brokers and financial professionals tout the necessity of a diversified portfolio but the options they present don’t often seem that diverse: a range of stocks and bonds. If placing your retirement nest eggs in two (very similar) baskets doesn’t appeal, then the time has come to look into alternative investments. Investing in … [Read more...]

Investing In Your Future: Financial Tips For Your 30s


Your 20s have come and gone, and settling down is something weighing heavily on your mind. With major life changes on the horizon, your 30s are a prime time to readjust how you invest. Though each investment plan is individual, here are some tips to help you adjust your investment strategies to fit your 30s. Ramp up retirement saving -- If you haven’t already been saving for retirement, now is … [Read more...]

Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for You?


Self-directed IRAs aren’t new; they’ve been around for years but haven’t gained popularity until recently. Unlike IRAs managed by brokerages or other financial services companies, what you invest in isn’t limited by a broker’s area of expertise or willingness to invest broadly. Though there are additional tax regulations regarding allowed and prohibited transactions, self-directed IRAs allow a … [Read more...]

Growing Interest in Real Estate as a Retirement Savings Strategy


Every year, more and more investors are beginning to rely on the benefits of alternative asset types as a smarter, more stable way to invest. While the financial crisis of 2008 left many investors weary of putting trust back into the stock market, it also brought about smart, new investment strategies for IRA account holders. One of the growing primary investment vehicles individuals are using … [Read more...]