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Five Misunderstood IRA Rules

Though self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are gaining more attention from savvy investors, there is still some confusion surrounding SDIRAs and how they can provide more investment diversification. Custodians, like STRATA, are...

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What you should know about a SEP IRA

A SEP IRA can be a great option for investors that are self-employed or run their own business. Think of it as an IRA on steroids for small business owners....

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Three Ways to Fund your IRA: Direct Transfer, Rollover or IRA Contribution

If you’re interested in opening and funding a self-directed IRA, knowing the ways in which you can fund your IRA is important. The three common methods of funding a self-directed...

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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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‘Summer from Hell’ for Homebuyers Could Be Opportunity for IRA Investors

We are already well into the summer buying season for homebuyers, and many people are already referring to it as the “summer from hell” for homebuyers. Mortgage rates are up....

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Retirement Strategies for 2018

Retirement Strategies for 2018 Plan ahead for the year with STRATA Now that you’ve put your taxes to rest for 2017, it’s time to reevaluate your 2018 retirement strategies and...

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