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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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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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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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The Alternative Asset Self-Directed IRA Advantage: A Closer Look

Alternative asset classes can potentially offer investors significantly above-average returns, low correlation to traditional assets and enhanced portfolio diversification. But advisors face a key decision: how should they encourage clients...

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Protect Yourself: Avoid Investments Making False Claims

It’s sad but true. Investment promoters sometimes prey on IRA owners by making false claims about their investment product. Statements such as “IRS approved”, "IRA approved", “government approved” and “custodian...

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