American IRA Thanks Their Clients for a Great Year and Announces Extension of its Referral Rewards Program Through January

American IRA, A National Provider of Self-Directed IRAs, thanks their clients for a great year and, due to the overwhelming response, announces the extension of their “Referral Rewards” program through January 31st, 2012. Their year end results are amazing and, as any good business owner knows, it is the clients that made it all possible.

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, extends his thanks “This year has brought with it a lot of changes; the transition from Entrust Carolinas to American IRA being the most noteworthy of those changes. With that change, came improvements to all our technology products, a new look and feel in regards to our documents and a new website. Through it all, our customers were very supportive and I am grateful to each and every client for their continued support. We are continuing to make improvements to our website, adding more content and making it more user friendly. We have also had many rule changes within our staff in order to maximize the level of customer service we bring to our clients. And, yes, due to the overwhelming response, we are extending the “Referral Rewards”. Again, I can not thank our clients enough for making this a great year!”

As a reminder, here are the details of the “Referral Rewards” program:

That’s right, they are their “Referral Rewards” program in which their clients can save money on their account fees.

Here’s the details:

For each person they refer to American IRA, LLC that opens and funds an account, American IRA will give the client a $50 discount that will be applied to their account fees.

They may refer as many people as they like. There is no ceiling as to how much they can save on their account fees.

Note: Terms of eligibility:

When the person they referred opens their account they need to put on their application the name of the client that referred them.

Discounts will be applied to their account fees and are not transferable to cash.

That’s it! It is that easy!

And, YES, that is correct, there is no limit on the amount of people they can refer and no limit on the amount they can save on their account fees.

This program will run until January 31st, 2011.

American IRA Thanks The Men And Woman Of Our Armed Forces For Making Our Way Of Life Possible

Jim Hitt CEO of American IRA, a national provider of self directed IRAs, urges everyone to take action in December and give thanks to the men and women of the armed forces who make our way of life possible. “Without these men and women we would not be free to follow our dreams. We owe a great deal of thanks to the men and women currently serving in our armed forces, to the men and women who served and were lost, and to the families of the men and women of our armed forces who have sacrificed by giving up their time with their loved ones and in some cases by losing those loved ones. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say Thank You to all the people who are and were in the armed forces and to the families of those brave men and women.”

At this time of year, especially, it is important that we remember some of these brave men and women are now alone in retirement homes, personal care homes, and even homeless shelters. It is time that all Americans take a time out…a few minutes…a half hour…an hour…whatever time they can spare to visit with those veterans that are alone. Some of these individuals will show their appreciation when you visit, others will not be able to show their appreciation…still all will have appreciated having someone take time out of their schedule to simply say “thank you”. If everyone stops and focuses on how much time these individuals sacrificed for us, then they must realize that taking this small portion of time out of their day pales in comparison.

This video, the “2011 West Virginia University Marching Band Armed Forces Salute“, is an amazing, moving, and very well done tribute to the Armed Forces.

Now is the time to take action! Don’t let those brave men and women get through this holiday season without hearing a heartfelt “Thank You”.

American IRA, LLC Thanks Bob J. For An Excellent Testimonial And More Importantly For Being A Valued Client

The American IRA team works hard to bring personalized customer service to each and every client and the biggest reward is receiving a testimonial from a valued client.

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, says “Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and seeing clients like Bob that are successful and happy is the culmination of that goal.”

So, what did Bob J. say? Here’s his testimonial:

“Dear Jim,

Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your outstanding service provided during my recent purchase of stock.

As this was my first “buy in” experience, I was unfamiliar with the process and options available to me using self directed IRA funds. I was truly appreciative of your “over and above” commitment having spent a great deal of time and conversations, both with me and our company attorney coordinating this event.

I must also compliment your staff, specifically Traci, Diann, and Sean, who from the first phone call, were very knowledgeable and courteous, providing quick responses and easily available by phone. Your company has come highly recommended to me, and now I understand why.

Thanks again for sharing your expertise and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Bob J.
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, Will Be Attending The TREIA Seminar “Lease Options And Practical Issues”

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, Self Directed IRA Administrators, will be attending the “Lease Options and Practical Issue” seminar where Attorney Norm Praet will discuss the legal and practical issues and considerations involved in lease option agreements.

Lease Option strategies can be used by buyers of property, sellers of property, landlords and self directed retirement account owners (including self directed Solo 401(k)s, self directed Traditional IRAs, and self directed Roth IRAs). This will be a ground-up discussion including formation of the business entity that you use for the transaction, lease option law changes, property selection, tenant selection, contract negotiation, mortgage and seller financing laws including the SAFE Mortgage Act, Mortgage Rescue Laws, Land Sale Contract Law Changes, Realtor Licensing requirements (and how to avoid them legally), and relevant lease provisions.

TREIA Members will provide Case Studies of Lease Option Transactions.

This event will be beneficial even to people who are not lease option investors. Everyone should attend because many of the issues discussed will be relevant to a wide variety of investment scenarios and lease options are used all over the country and are particularly popular in North Carolina.

Jim Hitt says, “This is a must attend event for anyone that is serious about investing with their Self Directed IRA account! As with anything you want to do in life, you need the right tools to get the job done and this is one important tool you will not want to do without! Lease options are the ideal tool for people with small retirement accounts that want to make significant profits.”

Speaker Information:

Norm Praet is an experienced real estate and business attorney who serves the Triangle and surrounding regions. He is a member of TREIA, the Wake County Apartment Association, and the Triangle Apartment Association. He represents many real estate investors, property owners and managers, and businesses in areas including a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate leasing and closing, business formations, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate and business litigation, and collections. Norm is a principal member of the Praet Law Firm, PLLC and can be reached at (919) 627-7261 or npraet(at)praetlaw(dot)com.

American IRA Announces Their Attendance At The 1031 Exchange Meeting in the Kentucky Mountains

American IRA, Self-directed IRA Administrator and Proud Sponsor of the 1031 Exchange Meeting in the Kentucky Mountains, announces their attendance as a vendor and premiere speaker at this 3 day information packed event.

James C. Hitt, CEO of American IRA, boasts “The 1031 Exchange Meetings are real estate exchange meetings involving millions of dollars worth of real estate. They are attended by people from all over the country and are always packed with excitement and lots of interesting deals plus they are located in the beautiful Cabins at Birch Hollow.”

Savvy investors at this event know that IRS Code 1031 is a tax deferral mechanism and many of them use self-directed IRAs to further defer and, in some cases, eliminate taxes altogether on their real estate exchanges.

To benefit the less seasoned investors, James C. Hitt, CEO and founder of American IRA, will be a premiere speaker at this event sharing his 30+ years of experience as an investor and educating the group about his favorite investment tool, Self-directed IRAs. Many new investors are amazed when they find out their self-directed IRAs can invest in a variety of assets such as real estate, private lending, limited liability companies, precious metals and much more!

There are many other notable topics that will be covered at this event including:

Continuous Ed “Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges” Presented by Gregory D. Smith, Esq., Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX)

“Public Insurance Adjusting” Presented by Rich Michelson, RISCO

“Commercial Insurance” Presented by Jason Roberts, Edward Frank Insurance Company

This event is certified by The Society of Exchange Counselors.

Investors are Getting Smarter about Self-Directed IRAs

Although IRA accounts have been legally allowed to invest in non-traditional assets for over 35 years, few Americans were aware of their options until recently.

American IRA, LLC, one of the industry leaders in Self-directed retirement services, has been working to educate the public about their investment and retirement options. The recent numbers show that people are listening. The latest trend in retirement savings and investment is the savvy investor.

The financial community has long ignored the diversification options of IRA accounts. Non-traditional investments have been allowed in IRA accounts since the Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA) passed in 1975. However, after more than 35 years most mainstream financial institutions continue to limit the investment options of IRA accounts to traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Until recently, most individuals holding IRA investment accounts have been unaware of their options.

Statistics show that, with the flagging economy and the increased popularity of IRA accounts, people are becoming more informed. According to a recent Associated Press poll, 73 percent of retirees are planning to work past retirement; this number is up from 67 percent just this spring. As 32 percent of those surveyed say they have lost money in their IRA account, those traditional investment methods are becoming less and less reliable.

American IRA, LLC is one of the premiere companies offering self-directed IRA accounts. With these accounts, investors have the freedom to invest in a wide variety of assets including precious metals and real estate. Currently only about 5 percent of retirement accounts are invested in such non traditional assets. However, with the greater flexibility and higher profit potential experts expect this number to rise sharply in coming months and years.

The unfortunate side effect of the growing popularity of self-directed IRA accounts is a whole new industry of scams appearing. This has prompted the Securities and Exchange committee to issue a warning. They have advised investors to beware or excessive risk, and potentially fraudulent investment companies. That is one of the reasons for the growing popularity of long established, highly credible American IRA, LLC. With nearly 7 years in business and over $250 million in assets this company has earned a sterling reputation.

All indications show that the individual investor is getting smarter. The new wave in financial planning is taking one’s future in one’s own hands. This recently increasing popularity of self directed retirement options, as well as the high percentage of investors wisely choosing established companies, such as American IRA, is just one more benchmark showing how savvy investors are becoming.

Founder, James C. Hitt has nearly 30 years of personal experience using self directed retirement accounts. It has worked for him since 1982, and now he and his company are making it work for thousands of clients. With a knowledgeable staff, and highly informative website American IRA LLC focuses on educating their clients about the benefits of self-directed IRAs.

American IRA LLC was founded in 2004, in Asheville, NC with the mission of providing the highest level of customer service in the self directed retirement industry.
Mr. Hitt and his team have grown the company to over $250 million in assets under administration. They protect your wealth by making sure that all uninvested cash under their administration is stored in FDIC-insured accounts. As administrators, they do not make any recommendations to any person or entity associated with any type of investment.

If you would like more information on this or any other type of self-directed retirement account, please feel free to contact the team at American IRA, LLC via e-mail [] or via phone 1-866-7500-IRA(472), or visit their website [].