Entries by Jim Hitt

How to Do Your Due Diligence with a Self-Directed IRA

Avoiding fraud might not be the most pleasant concept in the world of investment. But when you’re running your own Self-Directed IRA, it’s absolutely critical that you protect yourself from fraudulent scams and investment schemes. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be a major obstacle to investing with a Self-Directed IRA. You only need vigilance and […]

Self-Directed Solo 401k Forms Checklist

Looking to start a Self-Directed Solo 401k plan with American IRA, LLC? It’s not a difficult process. But because a Self-Directed Solo 401k plan is a qualified retirement plan under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), it may require a good number of forms to fill out or documents that you must […]

Bankrate’s ‘Best Cities for Retirement’ Tool Makes Southern Cities Look Good for Real Estate IRA Owners

A new tool created by the editors of Bankrate may help self-directed IRA owners identify not only the best cities to retire in, but also some of the best cities for a Real Estate IRA, as well. Real Estate IRA owners know the Bankrate Retirement Cities Selector tool lets you rank cities according to the […]

Self-Directed IRA – The Five Highest-Tax States for Retirees

When you retire with a Self-Directed IRA, traditional IRA or other tax-deferred investment, you presumably benefited from tax deferral for many years. But now that you’re retired and beginning to draw down your IRA to generate income, it’s time to pay the piper, so to speak. Income from a Self-Directed IRA attributable to contributions for […]

Self-Directed IRA and Trust Deed Investing

Trust-deeds are a little-known but long-established investment niche popular with private lenders, and many Self-Directed IRA owners. In a trust deed loan, a Self-Directed IRA owner would make a private loan to a borrower with the loan secured by some specific collateral – generally in the form of real estate. However, the market isn’t just […]

Self-Directed IRA – 8 Tips For Private Lending

With thousands of accounts nationwide, our firm has many investors from coast-to-coast who have been quite successful at private lending within a Self-Directed IRA. This kind of lending has the advantage of competitive yields, terrific flexibility on terms and pricing (if you avoid the big P2P lending sites, which generally shoehorn borrowers and lenders into […]