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Prohibited Transactions

Prohibited Transactions

As of early 2016, the average retirement savings of all American families was $95,776 —not enough to go very far during those retirement years. Of course, self-directed account holders understand that they have the potential to grow that figure more aggressively...

Is Your Self-Directed IRA Looking For a Partner?

Your self-directed retirement plan can include many and interesting kinds of alternative assets and there are few limits regarding what you can invest in. However, there are a few important rules to keep in mind. Keep Track of Income and Expenses First of all, all...

How to Rectify a Prohibited Transaction

As discussed in a previous post, there are several ways investors can find themselves on the wrong side of a transaction in their self-directed IRAs. Whether the retirement account has invested in commercial paper, a private placement, real estate, a commodity or...

6 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Retirement Savings

Finally opened that self-directed IRA? It’s easy to get swept up in the sea of options when it comes to choosing your own investments, but if you’re not careful, you can find yourself overwhelmed with taxes and penalties for simple mistakes you may not realize you’re...