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LPs, LLCs, IRAs: How Are They Related?

Did you know that you can purchase or sell interests in Limited Partnerships (LP) and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) with your self directed IRA? It’s true, and just another great option for investors who want to be more involved with their IRA and diversify investments. Let’s look at each one individually to find out what…


Case Study: Lending Money

As we shared in this post about lending money through a self-directed IRA, making loans in this manner can be very profitable. It’s also a great way to diversity your portfolio. There are many creditworthy people out there who would be disqualified for lending through a traditional bank loan. Those who are self-employed or someone whose…


Earning Profits by Lending Money

We have recently discussed some interesting alternatives for self-directed IRA investments like real estate and private equities.  Another option you may not know about is lending money with your IRA. You can use it to make a loan to an individual or business. Many of our clients have used their self-directed IRAs to lend money to…


Case Study: Investing in the Local Bank

David Schaffer already had a self-directed Roth IRA through IRA Innovations. He had been a trusted  client of ours for years, and he decided he wanted to branch out a little more than he has in the past. He’s always been pretty conservative, and while he didn’t want to take too many risks, he felt…


Investing in Private Equities: The Future Big Business

What if, years ago, you had invested in small, start-up, private companies like HP, Merck, IBM, Disney, or GE? These huge companies that are now public were once private entities that went on to become pillars of the American business landscape. If you had invested in any of these before they “made it,” you would…


Using Your IRA to Buy Land

As we learned in this post, you can use your IRA to purchase real estate as an investment. We know that IRAs are legal entities apart from their owners. What this means is that as a legal entity, your IRA can partner with any other legal entity to make a real estate purchase. Since this…


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….


Starting 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…


Understanding Private Placements In Self Directed IRAs

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…