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Keeping Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

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According to a study by Fidelity Investments, 62 percent of consumers said they stuck with their financial New Year’s resolutions in the past year, compared with only 40 percent who kept other resolutions. When you think about it, a financial resolution may be easier to keep than others regarding eating better or giving back to […]

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To Whom Much Is Given, Shall Much Be Required

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“Whatsoever your hand findeth to do, do it with thy might” (for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest)”  Ecclesiastes 9:10.  Since your IRA is primarily to benefit you prior to the grave, it would make sense that your hand (or efforts) be trained on making […]

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As We Roll into the New Year, Seize the Opportunity to Take Control of Your Retirement with Self-Direction!

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As we head into the New Year, many people will likely be looking at their bank accounts and then making it their New Year’s Resolution to save more money. While this resolution is admirable for anyone, why not take it one step further and have your New Year’s Resolution be to take control of your […]

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Crowd Investors

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In the 1978 movie “Midnight Express”, the sympathetic protagonist Billy, a US citizen,  is caught trying to smuggle several kilos of heroin out of Turkey, and is sentenced to four years in a prison under horrific conditions.  His hope for extradition seemingly dashed, he is resigned to living out his life in the mundane routine […]

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Required Minimum Distributions – You Can’t Afford to Miss This Deadline!

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Don’t let the little issue of RMDs or required minimum distributions get lost in the blur of the holiday season.  The IRS makes it painfully clear that they are envious of those of you that are over the age of 70.5 and have an IRA or other retirement plans.  Interestingly, the Roth IRA holders are […]

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Riding the Foreclosure Wave with your Real Estate IRA

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According to a recent article published by CNBC entitled “Buy Foreclosures With Your IRA”, many investors are beginning to take advantage of the downturn in the market by investing in foreclosures through their self-directed IRA. The article notes that Cincinnati resident Rich Pregel, an investor with experience in the real estate industry, decided to invest […]

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How to Take Advantage of a Self-Directed IRA with Just $5,000

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There is a common misconception out there regarding self-directed IRAs that you have to already have a lot of money in your IRA to get started with self-direction. Here’s an example of an investor who started out with just a 5,000 contribution to her self-directed Roth IRA. This particular investor had some friends in the […]

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