Entries by Sean McKay

What Are the Benefits of Opening a Self-Directed IRA?

Using a Self-Directed IRA might sound like a complicated bit of financial maneuvering, but you’d be surprised. It’s surprisingly accessible for everyday investors—especially those who want to build a retirement portfolio that doesn’t necessarily fit the standard cookie-cutter approach of traditional retirement strategies. But what are the specific benefits of opening an IRA, and how […]

What is a Self-Directed IRA LLC?

You might have heard of LLCs. You might have heard of Single Member LLCs. And at this point, you have a solid grasp of what it means to start a limited liability company like this. But then you hear someone talk about a Self-Directed IRA LLC and that throws everything on its head. Just what […]

The Secrets of the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

The “Self-Directed Real Estate IRA.” It sounds like an expensive proposition, doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised. In fact, this name is really just a nickname; it refers to using a Self-Directed IRA for investing in real estate assets. It’s not technically a unique IRA, but instead a unique strategy of investing retirement funds into […]

Understanding How a Self-Directed IRA Works

How does a Self-Directed IRA work? It might sound like a complicated question. After all, Self-Directed IRAs aren’t what many investors are used to. Many investors are used to the employer-sponsored plan, for example, which can limit options. However, an IRA opens up all sorts of possibilities for an investor who wants more control and […]