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IRA Beneficiary Options: Nonspouse Beneficiaries

Legal rights to IRA assets are transferred to IRA beneficiaries upon the IRA owner’s death, outside of probate proceedings. You will likely be able to access your inherited assets right...

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Spouse IRA Beneficiaries: Understand All Your Options

The time after a spouse’s death can be overwhelming with grief and urgent financial issues. If your spouse had an IRA that will now be yours, this is one financial...

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There’s Still Time to Make a SEP IRA Plan Contribution for 2018

As a business owner, would you like to save more for retirement? As an investor, would you like to build your self-directed IRA account balance faster? If you have business...

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Fair Market Value – Why Accuracy Is Important

When an IRA owner withdraws cash from a Traditional IRA, they are typically taxed on the amount distributed. If a self-directed IRA owner takes an in-kind distribution of an alternative...

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Top 10 Tips For Making An IRA Contribution

Calendar year 2018 may be over, but it’s not too late to fund your IRA for 2018. You have up until your tax return due date (generally April 15) to...

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Avoiding Prohibited Transactions in a Self Directed IRA

Avoiding Prohibited Transactions in a Self-Directed IRA A prohibited transaction in an IRA is any improper use of an IRA account or annuity by the IRA owner, his or her beneficiary or any disqualified person. It is critical...

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