Entries by Jim Hitt

Five Key (and Prohibited) Mistakes to Avoid in a Self-Directed IRA

If you use a Self-Directed IRA, you are aware of the powerful potential that using non-traditional retirement assets in a tax-protected account can have. In many cases, it can mean establishing a strong cash flow for retirement and even exceeding the returns of the stock market. But it’s not too good to be true, either. […]

A Self-Directed SIMPLE IRAs Advantages vs. a Self-Directed SEP IRA

Depending on your company and your goals, you may find it to be a good idea to open a Self-Directed SIMPLE IRA program or a Self-Directed SEP IRA. The problem? Most people don’t know the distinctions between the two, even though these distinctions can really add up. What’s the Difference Between Self-Directed SIMPLE IRAs and […]

Self-Directed IRA Investments that Echo the Stock Market

Many investors who use a Self-Directed IRA do it to diversify their assets and get themselves out of the market. But what if you wanted to hold alternative assets in your retirement account without necessarily separating yourself from the market entirely? Are there some investments that “feel” like stocks? Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA […]

When Should You Retire? A Self-Directed IRA Perspective

On the long journey to retirement, eventually you will be faced with perhaps the most important question of all: when should you actually retire? After decades of saving and investing, you will hopefully notice that your Self-Directed IRA is full of investments and funds that can give you a comfortable living while you exit your […]

Buying a Coastal Property Using a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

Coast property is always a popular investment. There is a constant shortage of quality beachfront or oceanfront housing, and demand is high. But there are certain things investors should know before buying that beachfront property using a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA. Respect prohibited transaction rules First, you cannot use your Self-Directed Real Estate IRA property […]