Self-Directing Your IRA
Investing in what you know best is part of the power of a Self-Directed IRA. A truly Self-Directed IRA allows you to invest in assets that are alternatives of conventional stocks, bonds and mutual funds. These assets, which are also approved by the IRS, include real estate, notes, private placements, gold, natural resources and much more. Many types of IRA accounts (Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Individual 401(k), SEP IRA and SIMPLE IRA) have the capability of being self-directed.
Family members often want to help disabled loved ones financially but don’t want them to lose eligibility for their government benefits. A tax-advantaged ABLE account may be the answer.
If you are resuming student loan payments soon, be aware that interest is deductible for some borrowers subject to certain limits. Here are the rules.
Have you heard there’s an enhanced tax credit for making energy-efficient home improvements, beginning this year? Here are the rules.
There may be a way to reduce a large tax bill if you own appreciated land that you want to subdivide and develop for sale. Here’s a three-step strategy.
If you’re eligible and not making catch-up contributions to your retirement plan, you’re missing out on building more tax-favored savings. Here are the rules of the road.
When planning your estate or inheriting assets, it’s essential to understand the “step-up” basis rules. They can affect the taxes due on the sale of the assets.