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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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Don’t Lose Your IRA Inheritance to Taxes or Penalties

Have you recently inherited an IRA from a loved one, or do you think you will someday? If so, it’s important to understand your options for taking payments from that...

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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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Fair Market Value: What You Need To Know

Federal law requires STRATA to report the fair market value ("FMV") of each retirement account we administer to the Internal Revenue Service each year. To properly complete these functions, IRA...

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Smart Retirement Portfolio Moves to Make Now

Alternative investments—such as private equity, real estate or private debt—are continuing to gain popularity for investors seeking to diversify their retirement plan assets. Institutional investors have already allocated as much...

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When an IRA Incurs UBTI or UDFI

Investing in a self-directed IRA has many advantages, including the valuable combination of two key benefits: 1.  Tax deferral on investment earnings 2.  Broad array of alternative investment options Alternative...

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