Archive for January, 2012

Structuring the Purchase of Real Estate with a Self Directed IRA LLC

January 26th, 2012

When using a Self Directed IRA LLC to make a real estate investment there are a number of ways you can structure the transaction: 1. Use your Self Directed IRA LLC funds to make 100% of the investment If you have enough funds in your Self Directed IRA LLC to cover the entire real estate […]

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What is the difference between Custodian controlled Self Directed IRA vs. Self Directed IRA LLC with Checkbook control?

January 20th, 2012

Many IRA” custodians advertise themselves as offering a Self Directed IRA, but what that really means is that you can direct your IRA as long as you direct into one of their offerings. In other words, in a custodian controlled self directed IRA, you are generally only permitted to invest your IRA funds in investments […]

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Using a Loan With a Self Directed IRA to Make an Investment

January 17th, 2012

The self directed IRA is a retirement solution that will unlock a world of investment opportunities. The self directed IRA is a retirement investment vehicle that allows one to use their retirement funds to make traditional as well as non-traditional investments, such as real estate tax-free and without custodian consent. In most instances, investors using […]

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The Self Directed IRA vs the Solo 401K

January 12th, 2012

The question comes up often – which is the better retirement plan – the self directed IRA or the Solo 401K Plan? An IRA, governed by the rules pursuant to IRC 408, is the most common of retirement strategy simply because it is available to anyone that earns income subject to self-employment tax.  In other […]

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Diversify your Retirement Funds with a Self Directed IRA LLC

January 12th, 2012

With the recent instability in the financial markets, it has become even more important for retirement fund investors to diversify their retirement assets and protect their hard earn retirement savings from overexposure to Wall Street.  In 2011, hundreds of thousand investors have turned to turn to a Self Directed IRA as a means of diversifying […]

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