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2019 Self Directed IRA Contribution Limits: Updates For a New Year

by IRAR Trust Company on (January 17, 2020)

New contribution limits for 2019 are out— and they’ve gone up. Good! This is the first time they’ve gone up in the past 6 years, and experts have been saying we’re long overdue for a while. Time to take advantage of this opportunity for extra savings.

Want the lowdown on these updates? Here’s a summary:

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions, IRAR Clients

2018 – 2019 SEP IRA Contribution Limits and Rules

by Jason Craig, President on (May 2, 2019)

If you’re self-employed, you may be wondering what options you have to save for retirement. The good news is that there are several different retirement accounts, depending on your needs. Figuring out the best option for you and your retirement goals can be the challenge— but we are here to help.

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions

Avoid Running Out of Money in Your Self-Directed IRA

by IRAR Trust Company on (March 27, 2019)

It happens to the best of us— a few miscalculations, and suddenly your self-directed IRA is looking a little cash poor.

Investing in assets that have bills to pay takes a little more navigating than the typical stock or bond. Though real estate, private equity, and other alternative assets can be excellent investments with outlandish returns, they also come with expenses your IRA needs to pay— and that can cause issues if you don’t have the liquidity to cover those expenses.

 But you’re not totally sunk if you find yourself low on funds— there are some things you can do:

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Transfers & Rollovers, Contributions

Last Chance for 2018 IRA Contributions

by IRAR Trust Company on (March 20, 2019)

The contribution deadline for 2018 is April 15th. Have you contributed yet? Even if you’ve filed for an extension, that only applies to filing your tax paperwork, not contributions themselves. There are so many reasons to contribute to your IRA— don’t overlook the rewards. Not only are there tax benefits for contributing to most accounts, but you can’t beat saving for your financial future! So act— quickly! — while you still can.

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Topics: Contributions

Self-Directed SIMPLE IRA: 2018 – 2019 Contribution Limits and Rules

by Jason Craig, President on (December 20, 2017)

If you’re a small business owner, you’re likely looking at retirement plan options for you and your employees. Traditional 401(k)s and other plans are often expensive and complicated, not exactly meeting the needs of smaller companies. The number of options can be overwhelming and picking the right plan is a lot of work, leaving you wondering if you made the right choice for your employees.

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions

2018 – 2019 Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits and Rules

by Jason Craig, President on (November 28, 2017)

Traditional and Roth IRAs are the most popular types self-directed accounts held at IRA Resources. Generally, our clients bring their existing retirement savings (either through a rollover from an old 401(k) plan or transferring existing IRA funds) from a large institution like Fidelity, Schwab, or Wells Fargo, since investing in alternative assets such as real estate is generally not allowed with these establishments. The investments then grow tax-free or tax-deferred (depending on the account in which account they are held), providing a variety of options most investment providers can’t meet. 

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions

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