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CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

CARES Act Waives RMDs in 2020

Just as we were all getting used to the SECURE Act rule changes, the rules changed again. After a few quiet years on the legislative front, two major bills affecting...

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Patrick Hagen Featured in U.S. News and World Report

STRATA’s Patrick Hagen Featured: “How to Leverage 0% Interest Rates in a Self-Directed IRA”

Article originally published in U.S. News & World Report by contributor Rebecca Lake. A changing economic environment that brings 0% interest rates can open up new possibilities for investors. One of...

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IRA Contribution Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

2019 Tax Filing and IRA Contribution Deadline Extended Until July 15, 2020: Here’s What You Need To Know

As the U.S. government moves quickly to respond to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, there is some relief for taxpayers. On Friday, March 20, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced an...

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Crowdfunding investing in a Self-Directed IRA

Should You Invest Self-Directed IRA Assets in a Crowdfunding Platform?

Diversification is one of the biggest keys to investing success for self-directed IRA owners. By spreading your IRA assets out among a wide range of different asset types, you can...

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How the QCD Anti-Abuse Rule Could Affect Retirement and Charitable Giving Strategies

How the QCD Anti-Abuse Rule Could Affect Retirement and Charitable Giving Strategies

The SECURE Act became law on January 1, 2020 and made a number of changes to retirement plans that are beneficial to retirement savers and investors. One of these is the...

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SECURE Act and Stretch IRAS

Inherited IRAS Won’t Stretch As Far As They Used To

Up until 2020, the “stretch IRA” concept was commonly used as an estate or legacy planning tool for IRA owners who wanted to leave a significant amount of tax-sheltered assets...

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