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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

What to Expect in 2017 for Self-Directed IRAs and Retirement Planning

At the start of the new year, it’s important for investors & IRA account holders to stay knowledgeable about any changes to the financial landscape that are coming in 2017. Every year, new rules and regulations are established by the IRS which dictate how account holders can direct both their IRA account and other retirement planning options. There are 4 upcoming changes that account holders … [Read more...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid With Self-Directed IRAs

When starting a self-directed IRA, there are certain rules surrounding their creation and management that can trip up novice and experienced investors alike. Familiarizing yourself with some of the more common mistakes that investors make can save you money and the headache that comes with dealing with the repercussions. We’ve compiled a short list to help you get started on the right … [Read more...]

5 IRA Tips to Maximize Profit for Real Estate Investors


Investing in real estate is a well-known way to bring diversity and balance to an investment portfolio. Adding real estate to your portfolio through a self-directed IRA allows you to bring that same balance and diversity to your retirement plans. When it comes to self-directed IRAs, real estate and related investments are some of the most common assets. If using a self-directed IRA to invest in … [Read more...]

Self-Directed Gold IRA and Its Benefits


In these unstable times, the financial security of retirement funds is at the foremost of many people’s minds. Having an assurance of stability in the face of instability gives peace of mind to investors. The benefits of having gold or other IRA-approved precious metals as a part of a retirement plan are numerous and well-documented.   Diversification - In adding diversification to a … [Read more...]

Self-Directed IRA Basic Training

Training Self Directed IRAs

With all of the recent tax changes, regulatory issues dealing with lending and debates on issues such as IRA-owned LLCs, I thought it was important to write an article on the basics of Self-Directed IRAs and let you decide before you buy. Why Self-Direction? This is not a vehicle for everyone. It is for an investor who wishes to diversify his portfolio with alternative assets that make sense to … [Read more...]