Author: Bill Gulas

Real Estate in Your IRA – Is There Still Opportunity?

I recently read an interesting article in The Tampa Bay Times. Currently, there are approximately 7 to 9 billion dollars of distressed single-family homes that have been converted to rental/investment property by institutional hedge funds, private partnerships of high income/high net worth individuals and even pools of capital raised among investors in foreign countries. Acquiring…


Crowd Funding: Is It The Right Strategy For Your Self Directed IRA?

Every day, someone contacts our office to ask about Crowd Funding and their Self Directed IRA Account. Crowd Funding is a collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money. This can replace the need for traditional financing for entrepreneurs as well as non-profit organizations bringing their ideas to life. This “public” type of…


What Is a Self Directed IRA?

The term “self directed” simply means that you, as an individual, have complete control over selecting and directing your own IRA or 401(k) investments. In 1975, as part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the creation of IRAs, self directed IRAs were also permitted. At that time, qualified plans, such…