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Tax Basics for Self-Directed IRAs

You’ve probably heard that investing in something called a “self-directed IRA” can save you money on taxes and open the door to a wider range of asset classes in your...

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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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IRA Transfers – An Easy Way to Move Assets

IRA investors have an easy method available to them for moving assets among their IRAs: an IRA-to-IRA transfer. Some may use this tool to consolidate their accounts, build balances to...

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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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