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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

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 are only available to...

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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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Four Reasons Why It’s Important to Name an IRA Beneficiary

Who should be the beneficiary of your IRA? The simple answer to this question is the person or entity to whom you wish to leave your IRA assets. However, it’s...

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