Entries by Jim Hitt

Self-Directed IRA Administrators vs. Custodians

More and more people are coming to understand the power behind Self-Directed IRA strategies.  Further, they are embracing the wisdom of diverse and unconventional asset classes while liberating their retirement portfolios from the narrow outlooks frequently characterizing the big Wall Street investment firms. As such, with that knowledge comes the increased openings of Self-Directed IRA […]

Baby Boomer, Gen X Retirement Saving Inadequate, Study Says

When it comes to retirement saving, the Baby Boomer generation is in trouble. Despite many of them now entering retirement, the majority of those born between 1946 and 1964 report having less than $250,000 in retirement assets. Only about 1 in 3 Boomers has that much saved up – leading to a retirement income shortfall […]

Overseas Properties in a Real Estate IRA

Many of our clients are actively looking to diversify their retirement portfolios by using Self-Directed IRAs to invest in overseas assets. Often, this includes investing in foreign property using a Real Estate IRA. Is it legal to purchase overseas property in an IRA?  Yes, since the birth of IRAs in 1974, it has been legal […]