What is a Self Directed IRA?
Self Directed IRA is a name given to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (commonly known as an IRA) that requires you as the account owner to make the investment decisions on behalf of your retirement plan.
Banks and brokerage companies, which are the most common IRA account custodians, will limit your investment choices to certificates of deposit, stocks, mutual funds, annuities, and similar financial instruments offered by their affiliates. This is in their best interest to do so because they make their money from the sale of these types of investments and generally offer only captive products to their self-directed IRA account customers.
This is not a truly self directed IRA.
By using an independent IRA custodian in conjunction with a specialized limited liability company (known as a Self Directed IRA LLC), you can direct your retirement funds to any qualified investment that meets your requirements.
Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code permits individuals to use a self-directed IRA to purchase real estate including land, commercial property, condominiums, residential property, mortgages, trust deeds, real estate contracts or private placements and many other types of investments with funds held in many common forms of IRAs, including traditional IRA, a Roth IRA , and a Simplified Employee Pension Plan, or SEP-IRA. (see IRS Publication 590)
There are two primary ways to vastly improve the returns on your retirement funds and investment capital.
- A Self Directed IRA LLC with Checkbook Control which is used primarily for investing in real estate and other types of passive investments.
- A ROBS Plan designed to enable the investment of your retirement funds into an operating business.
Depending on which option you choose there is a specific path that must be taken to successfully complete the transition from an ordinary retirement account to your own “self-directed” plan that allows you to control your financial future.
For more information on each choice:
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Do you want to to invest your retirement funds in real estate, mortgages, trust deeds, tax liens, cryptocurrency or other “passive type” investments? Then you need a Self Directed IRA LLC.
We have been providing a complete “turnkey” setup of a Self-Directed IRA LLC with Checkbook Control to people like you since 2005. We put you directly in full control of your retirement funds…
Do you want to start your own business or buy a franchise business…but don’t have the necessary financing?
Our IRA and 401K Business Financing Plan commonly known as a ROBS (Roll Over for Business Startup) Plan enables you to use your IRA, 401k or other qualified retirement plan to fund your new business…
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