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  So you’re buying a property with your Self Directed IRA. Once you get past the deal making, the paperwork of purchase, and the tedious talking to attorneys that is almost inevitable[1], then you get to place your paws on the property itself. Obviously you’re not going to be living there, (thank you very much Prohibited Transactions,) but that just means you’ll be able to give it an honest investment appraisal. And that means that you’re going to be thinking about renovations...

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Posted by Daniel Sentell in How To
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One of the lesser utilized capacities of a self directed IRA is the ability to put your (obviously) amazing ideas into action. Although it’s true that most self directed investors go the real estate route, there are a number who engage their entrepreneurial spirit and finance a business with their retirement funds. Just as easily, an investor can look to develop and market an invention. Now before you mental Stop sign blows its whistle, take a moment to consider what we mean when we say invention.   The first thought that comes to mind is something electric, technical, or otherwise outside the ken of normal human folk...

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  Why do things always get crazy when corporate investors get involved?   Take a look at alternative investing. As it’s commonly understood, alternative assets are those investment products which don’t commonly fall under the Wall Street banner. On the individual level these can be great retirement products. With a self-directed IRA, an investor can place her retirement funds in a conservative piece of real estate and earn substantially better returns than with a mutual fund. However, when big business takes this route, the “what?!!” quotient quickly escalates...

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It’s generally a given in most industries that movement can produce profit. Whether people, products, or ideas, movement itself creates new venues where money can change hands. This is especially true in the retirement industry. When retirement funds go from “Investment A” to “Investment B”, there is a door standing open with a big sign that says “Free Money”.    What are we talking about? Let’s take a look at your neighbor. John next door is an electrical engineer who just retired from IBM...

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Posted by Daniel Sentell in Financial News
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Well, it’s here again.   The country’s biggest sporting event is about to bombard you with targeted advertising, find new and creative ways to separate you from your money, and in general be so in your face that you wouldn’t mind relinquishing it for that root canal that you keep pushing off.   Yes, the IRS and its associated industries are revving up for tax day.   But let’s not blame them. They perform the thankless task of providing the country with the funding it needs to carry on essential services. (Non-essential services (i.e...

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