On Buying S-Corporations In Your IRA
Will your self-directed IRA be guilty of a dreaded PROHIBITED TRANSACTION if it buys shares of an S-corporation? Conventional wisdom – including many self-directed IRA custodians – say YES. But the law doesn’t say that AT ALL. What it ACTUALLY says may surprise you. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is Episode #283 of Self-Directed Investor...
Diversification: Only for the Ignorant?
Should your self-directed retirement account be “well-diversified” as is the popular advice today? My opinion is 180 degrees opposite conventional wisdom… and the greatest investor in history agrees with me. My name is Bryan Ellis. This is episode #282 of Self-Directed Investor Talk.
Bitcoin In Your IRA: Should You Invest?
Today, we conclude our brilliant 3-part series on Bitcoin and your IRA with the simple question: SHOULD you invest in Bitcoin inside of your self-directed IRA or solo 401(k)? That’s a big question, and I’ve got some important things for you to consider. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is Episode #281 of Self-Directed Investor...
Bitcoin IRA’s huh? So you’ve decided to take the plunge and invest your hard-earned retirement savings into the new kid on the financial block, Bitcoin. Well, it’s a little different than other kinds of investments, and today, I’ll show you how to make it happen. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #280 of Self-Directed Investor...
Bitcoin IRA: Is It A Real Thing?
What financial asset is booming in popularity, making people wealthy very quickly… and facing a difficult political terrain? Why, it’s none other than Bitcoin, of course! Today I’ll tell you all about bitcoin and how it fits into your self-directed IRA or solo 401(k). I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #279 of Self-Directed Investor...
The Hourglass Technique
Hugh Hefner sold the Playboy Mansion for a whopping $100 MILLION dollars last year… and in so doing, he gave unwittingly provides a roadmap for how to get the tax benefits of a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA at the SAME TIME. My friends, I proudly present the Hourglass Technique. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is Episode #278.
If They Tell You The Investment is IRS-Approved, They're Lying!
You know that latest investment you were sold on the basis that it is “IRS-approved”? Or maybe that vendor who offered you a so-called “IRS-approved” checkbook IRA? Well, my friends… they’re lying to you, and I’ve got the evidence for you right now. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #277 of Self-Directed Investor...
Lawsuit Risk and Your IRA: The Risk Is Greater Than You Realize
Have you ever thought about the risk of lawsuits involving real estate in your IRA? Or maybe strategies to reduce your IRA taxes during retirement… or even estate planning issues for your IRA? These things are rarely considered until it’s too late, and they are the topic of Step 5 of 5 Simple Steps to Getting Started Right with Real Estate IRA’s. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #276 of...
4 Ways To Get Capital Into Your IRA/401k For Real Estate Deals
How, exactly, do you get the capital into your real estate IRA or 401k to fund that next great deal? That’s the topic of part 4 of 5 Steps to Getting Started Right with Real Estate IRA’s, and it’s what I’ll tell you right now. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #275.
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Real Estate IRA's: Getting Started Right -- Simple Step 3 of 5
You can’t do a great real estate deal in your self-directed IRA or 401k without first setting up that IRA or 401k. But who is the right provider? And if you’re not using the best provider right now, should you switch? I’m Bryan Ellis. I’ll give you the answer right now in Part 3 of 5 Simple Steps to Getting Started right with a real estate IRA. This is Episode...
Real Estate IRA's: Getting Started Right -- Simple Step 2 of 5 | Episode #273
So you’ve found a great real estate deal… congratulations! Yesterday, we looked at whether you should do that deal INSIDE or OUTSIDE of your self-directed retirement account. Today, in Part 2 of 5 Simple Steps to Getting Started Right with Real Estate IRA’s, we look at the key question of whether you’ll get the biggest benefit from using a self-directed IRA or solo 401(k)… even...
Real Estate IRA's: Getting Started Right
They say when you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. And when you know about real estate IRA’s, every real estate deal can easily look like an IRA deal. But should it? Today we look at step 1 of 5 simple steps to getting started right with a real estate IRA. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode...
Are you relying on a pension to provide for you during retirement? If so, my friends, there’s very bad news out today from a very reputable source that you need to hear. And I’ve got some great news that will really take the pressure off… but only if you act quickly enough. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode #271 of Self-Directed Investor Talk.
Conventional financial media is fat with tales of woe and complication for users of self-directed IRA’s… but the prevailing truth is a very different matter. Today, you learn question #3 of 3 simply questions to ask yourself so you’ll never run into the trumped-up problems THEY want you to believe to be the rule rather than the exception. I’m Bryan Ellis. This is episode...
Self-Directed IRA rules are complex, complicated and intimidating… until they’re not. In the last action-packed episode of SDI Talk, you learned question #1 to ask yourself which will magically help you to avoid prohibited transactions entirely. That one was all about the deep legal concept of DOUBLE DIPPING. Disgusting, right? Well today, we move on to question #2 which is… well, I’m Bryan Ellis. I’ll tell you question #2 of 3 simple questions to ask yourself...
Conventional financial “experts” (ahem) say, almost with a unified voice, that self-directed IRA’s are so dangerous that you shouldn’t use them. I, your humble host, say something entirely different: Don’t let their ignorance get in the way of building great wealth in your IRA through ALTERNATIVE investments! Today you learn question #1 of 3 simple questions to ask yourself which will virtually guarantee you’ll never face the ire of the IRS due to your IRA....
Classic American cars… Corrupt Labor Unions… pension raids… and even the implosion of an iconic American company! Get ready to learn why IRA’s were created originally, and how that knowledge can help you avoid the IRA cataclysm known as the prohibited transaction.
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The Big Idea
Fannie Mae, like most of the rest of the federal government, oversteps its boundaries and begins a campaign to target the elimination of totally legitimate seller-financing strategies like rent-to-own and installment contract sales.
Points To Ponder
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The Big Idea
Some people in Congress are very foolishly considering cutting your right to deduct contributions to your IRA or 401(k). Here's why, and what we'll do about it...
Points To Ponder
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