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”

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”

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”

Five Threats to Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement does not always go as planned. Retirement savings are subject to threats, both direct and indirect. Some of these threats are just unfortunate circumstances, while others are deliberate actions trying to take advantage of the investor. Boomerang Children These are the children of the Boomer Generation that are still being supported by … Continue reading “Five Threats to Retirement Savings”

The Balancing Act

Many younger workers have the task of balancing debt reduction with retirement savings. Often the debt they have accrued is related to student loans and credit cards. Many of these workers believe they need to pay off their debt before they begin actively saving for retirement. However, to be able to save a sufficient amount … Continue reading “The Balancing Act”