The Basics of Mortgage Notes

To diversify their portfolio, investors sometimes need to think outside the box. This means considering alternative investments such as mortgage notes. Investing in mortgage notes allows investors to get involved in the real estate investing world without flipping houses or vetting tenants for rentals. When an investor uses their self-directed IRA to invest in a … Continue reading “The Basics of Mortgage Notes”

Benefits of Rental Properties

Real estate is a tangible investment, which is one of the main reasons it has become a popular choice for IRA accounts. Unlike stocks and bonds, investors can actually visit their properties. Rental properties are a great way to diversify a portfolio and provide the ability to earn measurable income for the investor. Here are … Continue reading “Benefits of Rental Properties”

The Basics of Limited Partnerships

In a partnership, which is a type of unincorporated business organization, multiple individuals, called general partners, manage the business and are equally liable to the debts of the business. Investors can invest their Self-Directed IRA in these businesses. These investors are then called a limited partners. They simply invest in the business but are not … Continue reading “The Basics of Limited Partnerships”

Investing in Raw Land

When investors with self-directed IRAs consider investing in real estate, they usually think of rental properties or homes they can flip instead of raw land. For many people it can be difficult to imagine the potential of vacant land and the healthy returns which may be available from this type of investment. While raw land … Continue reading “Investing in Raw Land”

SIMPLE IRAs for Small Businesses

Employer-sponsored plans often contain many rules that can be confusing for both employers and employees of a small business. For this reason, some employers with small businesses of 100 employees or less choose to use SIMPLE IRAs instead. SIMPLE stands for Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees and gives employers an easy way to make … Continue reading “SIMPLE IRAs for Small Businesses”

Gold Investments

Gold is not only a great way to diversify an investment portfolio, but has also been a reliable investment commodity for throughout history. Take a look at why many investors choose to include gold in their investment portfolio: History Over the decades, gold has generally been trusted as a wealth-preserving commodity holding its value during … Continue reading “Gold Investments”