Entries by Jim Hitt

Misconceptions about Self-Directed IRA Tax Lien Investing

When most people think about retirement investing, they usually think about some of the typical mainstream ideas. Owning stocks. Maybe making a smart investment in a private company. Owning real estate. But there is an alternative available to Self-Directed IRA investors that, depending on the individual investment, can be just as beneficial: Tax Lien Investing. […]

What is a Self-Directed “Spousal IRA” and How Does It Work?

When you save for retirement, sometimes it happens in a vacuum—just you, saving for retirement. That’s if you remain unmarried. However, for many people, involving your spouse in the retirement plans is essential. Not only do you need to stay on the same page for your marriage and for your long-term goals but understanding that […]

What NOT To Expect from a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

The process of opening a “Self-Directed Real Estate IRA” might sound complicated, but it’s actually very simple: it means an investor opens a Self-Directed IRA and makes real estate investments within it. Voila. After that, investors can choose to put real estate assets like single family rental units or multi-family apartment buildings but can’t use […]