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3 Self-Directed IRA Issues To Understand ... Before You Take the Plunge

The increase in investment opportunities that are often available in self-directed IRAs can be enticing, but these investments often present unique challenges that should be proactively addressed. The list of challenges is long, but here are three of the most important things to consider before you establish a self-directed IRA accounts.

5 Common IRA Myths

IRAs are complicated, even more so if you believe one thing, but the correct rule is the complete opposite. These 5 common IRA myths spell trouble - taxes, penalties, hardships and missed opportunities - for those that believe them.

Prohibited Transactions Can Come Back to Haunt You

Two individuals wanted to purchase a business together. They set up self-directed IRAs and a corporation to hold the business. The self-directed IRAs purchased the shares of the new company, which then purchased an ongoing business. The purchase of the business was partly funded with loans that were personally guaranteed by the two individuals.

Self-Directed IRAs and Fraud Promoters

Self-directed IRAs provide some different investing options, but they come with risks. Jeffrey Levine details the dangers in the video below and provides 5 tips you can use to safeguard yourself against fraud in these cases.

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