Confessions of a Self-Directed Entrepreneur

October 29, 2019

As a former banker, 22 years to be precise, I thought I knew about self-direction because mid-career my employer plan effectively disappeared, and I was told I could manage my own retirement accounts.  I could even do it in real-time online.  I was pretty astute, so I thought, and began trading stocks and mutual funds for the first time in my life.

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What Can I Do With My Small IRA?

October 2, 2019

As the CEO of NuView Trust, I have the unique opportunity of speaking in front of scores of CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, real estate brokers and agents, as well as just plain investors, about the power and prohibitions of self-directed IRAs. One of the most common questions I get is, “I only have a small IRA, so what are my choices for self-direction and how could I get started?”

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Beware: 6 Fallacies About Retirement Plans

August 29, 2019

1. You must invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to be compliant with the IRA

Not true – Since 1975 the rules for IRA investments have been relatively consistent, as long as you avoid collectibles and life insurance, most other assets can legally be held in an IRA. It is a Wall Street myth that has caused the general public to ignore the potentially higher returns of private, non-traditional investments.

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We are Our Own Investment Opportunity

July 1, 2019

The global population is aging at a rapid pace; the world population of seniors (60+) is expected to double by 2050[1]. This trend is apparent in the US as well – by 2030, older people (65+) are expected to outnumber children (18-) for the first time in US history[2]. Alternative investment strategies focused on age-related technologies and life sciences offer a unique “do good, do well” opportunity.  Florida in particular may be an especially interesting market by being at the epicenter of these demographic trends along with aging technology and life science innovations.

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