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Why Angel Investors Should Invest Through an Alternative Asset IRA

Ever wonder how people like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin amassed such wealth early on? They both had the foresight to use their IRAs to...

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Plan Ahead for Taking Required Distributions from Your Traditional IRA

Deferring the tax on your retirement savings is a key benefit of saving in a self-directed Traditional IRA – until you reach age 70½. Once you reach this age, the...

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Eight Rules To Know About Simple IRAs

[Updated September 12, 2019] With a STRATA Trust SIMPLE IRA, you receive benefits of an employer-sponsored plan yet retain the investment freedom and control of a self-directed IRA. SIMPLE IRAs...

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Five Things You May Not Know About Roth IRAs

If you are interested in diversifying the tax character of your retirement savings, you can create tax-free retirement income through a Roth IRA. Positioning your savings for tax-free distributions can...

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10 Things to Know About Traditional IRAs

Traditional IRAs are the oldest and most flexible type of individual retirement account (IRA). Available since 1975, Traditional IRAs now hold $7.85 trillion dollars, which is about 85% of all...

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Understanding the Impact of Beneficiary Designations and IRA Rules

Beneficiary designations are a crucial step when it comes to smart estate planning. Naming a primary beneficiary on your IRA is often considered the most important designation, as this party...

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