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IS IRA Checkbook Control Risky?

When you’re buying and selling investments for your self-directed IRA and time is of the essence, having checkbook control of your IRA assets can sound appealing—but it does come with...

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How Financial Advisors Can Prep for the Great Wealth Transfer

As the “Great Wealth Transfer” is set to begin, the investment landscape is bound to see major changes as Millennials, as well as members of Generation Z and Generation X,...

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Fund Your Self-Directed IRA With A SEP Contribution

Do you have self-employment income you would like to invest in an IRA? A SEP plan is an easy option that allows you to make a large pre-tax contribution into...

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What Tax Forms Do I Need To File For My SDIRA?

Self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) offer valuable tax advantages for your retirement savings. To tap into these benefits and avoid unintended tax consequences, you may need to file certain IRS forms with...

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STRATA’s Patrick Hagen Featured: “Congressional Effort to Eliminate Alternative Investments from IRAs Wouldn’t Make Sense”

Article originally published on TheStreet – Although it might have flown under the radar of the average American, a recent version of the Build Back Better bill contained provisions that stood...

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DIY Investing? Tips & Resources to Avoid Scams

Self-directed IRA investors have found success with unconventional investments that oftentimes are able to outperform conventional mutual fund returns. With higher-return potential comes a greater risk of not only loss,...

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