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The Self-Directed Revolution

By Jeff Astor One of the most common questions I get is: If Self-Directed IRAs or Solo 401(k)s are such powerful retirement vehicles, how come I’ve never heard of them until recently? And why don’t more people know about it?The answer is straight-forward: The brokerages and investment houses that hold your retirement money are not happy [...]

2018-07-17T13:09:20+00:00 July 11th, 2018|The Idea of Business|

A Redditor’s Experience Buying Bitcoin in an IRA

One of our most successful "marketing campaigns" is one we never paid for or even did. It's a post by a client on Reddit. This client, whose name we don't even know (he uses an alias on Reddit), compared us, Broad Financial, to Bitcoin IRA. He goes into detail about each side and concludes that [...]

2018-07-19T15:18:48+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Review of Netflix’s “Explained: Cryptocurrency” – A Brilliant and Brief Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Netflix’s “Explained,” a collection of short documentaries that go into such topics as dieting, monogamy, and designer DNA, recently tackled the world of cryptocurrency in it’s fifth episode of Season One.  Appropriately narrated by “Mr. Robot’s” Christian Slater, “Explained” breaks down the crypto world in an easily digestible way, so even the most computer [...]

2018-06-21T14:03:12+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Cryptocurrency|

Alternative Investments: How the Average Investor Can Diversify and Grow Their Portfolio

You can’t control what happens halfway around the world. Greece. China. Earthquakes. You also don’t get a say about when the feds will hike interest rates. Most of what you get lately is a front row seat to watch the wild swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. So the question remains: If you [...]

2018-06-26T10:45:20+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Financial News, How To|

When is the Right Time to Rollover to a Gold IRA?

A Gold IRA is an individual retirement account that holds its value in physical gold bullion or coins. These accounts are sometimes referred to as Precious Metals IRAs, because silver, platinum, and other precious metals can also be added as investments. Since gold is the most commonly purchased metal, “Gold IRA” is an umbrella term [...]

2016-01-11T11:50:52+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Financial News, How To|

When Should You Consider Investing Your 401(k) into a Gold 401(k)?

A Gold 401(k) is a retirement savings account that allows you to invest your retirement funds in gold and other precious metals. Gold and precious metals are one of many types of alternative investments available through self-directed 401(k)s. A self-directed 401(k), or Solo 401(k), is a retirement platform that allows you to diversify your investments [...]

2018-04-11T10:07:43+00:00 December 17th, 2015|How To|

Renovating a Property with a Self Directed IRA

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 [...]

2015-05-12T01:07:08+00:00 May 12th, 2015|How To|

Are You Smarter Than a Snuggie?

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, [...]

2015-04-22T01:05:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|How To|

A Lawyer and Banker Walk Into a Bar…

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 [...]

2015-03-23T01:02:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|The Idea of Business|