Entries by Jim Hitt

What Does a Self-Directed IRA Custodian Do, and Why Do You Need One?

In investing with a Self-Directed IRA, you might be attracted to the independence that comes with the wide range of investments you can choose from. But utilizing this independence means that you will be working with an administration firm known as a Self-Directed IRA “custodian.” To make sure that you know what you’re getting into […]

How to Trade Stocks Within a Self-Directed IRA

Most investors use a Self-Directed IRA because they want to invest in alternative asset classes. For example, investors can hold real estate within an IRA, they can hold gold or silver, and they can even hold tax liens and private notes. But what if they want to trade a few stocks, too? Is it possible? […]

Florida – A Great Place to Retire

Looking for a great place to retire? Start with Florida. Why? WalletHub.com recently released its “Best Cities for Retirement” listing – ranking America’s most retiree-friendly states for affordability, lifestyle and access to health care. Florida dominated it, taking five of the top ten slots, according to WalletHub editors. Orlando took top honors as the number […]

The Advantages of Investing with a Self-Directed SIMPLE IRA

You might have heard of a SIMPLE IRA and been intrigued not only by its name, but by its possibilities. A Self-Directed SIMPLE IRA allows retirement investors to handle a small business retirement plan with the freedom to make a wide range of investments. But how does a SIMPLE IRA work, and might it be […]