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checkbook ira
IRA +1 Roth IRA
November 22, 2023
Self-Directed IRA LLC: The Checkbook IRA Explained

A self-directed IRA gives you more investment options and lets you invest in alternative assets like real estate, crypto, and private equity. The downside is that every investment has to go through a custodian. You don’t have checkbook control. If you find something you want to invest in, you have to instruct your custodian to send the […]

IRA +1 Roth IRA
November 21, 2023
What Is A Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)?

In 1999, Peter Thiel bought 1.7 million “founder’s shares” of PayPal for $1,700 with his Roth IRA. Within three years, PayPal went public and was acquired by eBay. His initial $1,700 investment turned into $28.5 million. Peter then used that money to make further investments from within his Roth IRA. He invested $500,000 into Facebook, […]

rmd table
Retirement +2 401k IRA
October 24, 2023
IRA And 401k RMD Table For 2023

To calculate your 2022 and 2023 required minimum distributions for your IRA or 401k, use the RMD table below and follow the steps. How to calculate your RMD Example Let’s say that in 2023, you turned 75 years old. And on December 31, 2021, your 401k account balance was $200,000. Based on the RMD chart […]

ira rmd
October 24, 2023
IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)

Most individual retirement accounts (IRA) require that you start taking distributions from your account once you reach the age of 73. If you don’t, you’re hit with steep penalties each year you fail to take your RMD. The Roth IRA is the only exception. You don’t have to take any distributions from your account as long […]

Solo 401k +1 IRA
October 11, 2023
Solo 401k vs IRA (Traditional & Roth): Which Is Better For Business Owners?

If you’re a business owner and are eligible for a solo 401k, you might be wondering how it fares against other more popular retirement plans like the traditional and Roth IRAs. This is not a fair comparison since a solo 401k is the far superior account with higher contribution limits, investment options, and doesn’t have […]

401k +2 IRA Solo 401k
August 04, 2023
Can I Contribute to an IRA if I Have a 401k or Solo 401k Plan?

You’re allowed to contribute to both an employer-sponsored retirement (like a 401k or solo 401k plan) and an IRA (both Roth and traditional) in the same tax year. However, there are some instances where your IRA contributions can get restricted or lose the ability to receive a tax deduction. Are you eligible for a solo […]

IRA +1 Retirement
August 03, 2023
IRA Tax Deductions: How Much Will An IRA Reduce My Taxes?

An IRA is one of the easiest ways to reduce your taxable income since anyone with earned income can open and contribute to an account. The full amount of your contribution to a traditional IRA is tax deductible, which in 2023, can be up to $6,500 if you’re under 50 years old, and up to […]

IRA +1 Roth IRA
June 28, 2023
IRA & 401k Hardship Withdrawals: Eligible Reasons and Tax Implications

A question we get often is: When can I withdraw from my IRA or 401k without penalties? Retirement accounts like a traditional and Roth IRA, and a 401k, generally have an early distribution penalty tax of 10% when you take a withdrawal before the eligible withdrawal age of 59½. Roth IRAs have an additional 5-year […]

vanguard ira to solo 401k
Solo 401k +1 IRA
June 07, 2023
How To Transfer An IRA From Vanguard To A Self-Directed Solo 401k

If you have an IRA with Vanguard and are considering moving your assets to a self-directed solo 401k, here are the steps to performing a rollover without triggering any taxes and penalties. Steps to move your Vanguard IRA to a self-directed solo 401k To transfer your funds from your Vanguard IRA, you must send them […]