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American IRA Discusses How Stock Market Declines Underscore Importance of Diversification Using Self-Directed IRAs

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ MARCH 22, 2019 (STL.News) The stock market isn’t always going to go up, every single year. Those trends sometimes have investors worried, just as the recent “corrections” in the market have some wondering whether their portfolio is truly capable of withstanding a major crash. One tool investors can use to avoid this … Continue reading American IRA Discusses How Stock Market Declines Underscore Importance of Diversification Using Self-Directed IRAs

IRS Announces Higher Contribution Limits for Self-Directed IRAs

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) A recent decision by the U.S. government to raise contribution limits on Self-Directed IRAs, Roth accounts, and other retirement accounts for the tax year 2019 could be a boon for Self-Directed IRA holders. That’s according to a recent post at American IRA, where the Self-Directed IRA administration blog … Continue reading IRS Announces Higher Contribution Limits for Self-Directed IRAs

American IRA Offers Property Management Tips for Investors

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ DECEMBER 05, 2018 (STL.News) Property management can be tricky when it comes to retirement investing. Placing a property inside a Self-Directed IRA comes with a host of tax benefits, but it also means there are limitations to the kinds of actions owners can undertake—for example, a retirement investor using a Self-Directed IRA … Continue reading American IRA Offers Property Management Tips for Investors

American IRA Releases Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Glossary

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ DECEMBER 03, 2018 (STL.News) The world of the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA can be confusing for those new to the concept, but American IRA recently released a list of Self-Directed Real Estate IRA terms to help retirement investors make sense of phrases like “cap rate” and “unrelated debt-financed income.” In the glossary, … Continue reading American IRA Releases Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Glossary

American IRA Discusses Self-Directed IRA Owners Could Benefit from Japanese Pension Fund Shift

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ NOVEMBER 23, 2018 (STL.News) According to a new report from JP Morgan, pension funds in Japan are now allocating a large amount—over 17%–to alternative investment classes. This is up from 11% as of only five years ago—and many of the pension funds listed intend to expand exposure to alternative investment classes. Self-Directed … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Self-Directed IRA Owners Could Benefit from Japanese Pension Fund Shift

American IRA Discusses: Are Raleigh and Charlotte Ideal for the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Noting that Raleigh, NC recently took the #2 spot in this year’s Hottest Housing Markets for 2018 from Zillow, American IRA—itself based in North Carolina—noted recently that  Self-Directed Real Estate IRA investors may want to pay attention to two key North Carolina real estate markets if they are to make the most of … Continue reading American IRA Discusses: Are Raleigh and Charlotte Ideal for the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA?

American IRA, a Self-Directed Ira Administration Firm to Attend Fall Fest Accounting Conference

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ NOVEMBER 07, 2018 (STL.News) The 2018 Fall Fest Accounting Conference, an event held by the SCACPA (South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants), can expect another attendee this year: American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA administration firm based out of Asheville, NC. The Fall Fest Accounting Conference is a regular event featuring a … Continue reading American IRA, a Self-Directed Ira Administration Firm to Attend Fall Fest Accounting Conference

American IRA a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm to Attend NCACPA Symposium

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ NOVEMBER 05, 2018 (STL.News) The NCACPA Symposium, now in its 79th annual edition for 2018, can add another guest to its list of attendees: American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA administration firm based in Asheville, announced their plans to attend. The event, to be held in Greensboro, will cover a wide range of … Continue reading American IRA a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm to Attend NCACPA Symposium

American IRA Discusses How Potential Reforms Could Affect Self-Directed IRAs and 401(K)s

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 25, 2018 (STL.News) The world is changing—and retirement accounts may be changing with it. That’s potentially the case if Congress enacts new laws reforming the ways that IRAs—including Self-Directed IRAs—and 401(K)s function. According to a recent post at the Self-Directed IRA administration firm American IRA, these changes are important for any … Continue reading American IRA Discusses How Potential Reforms Could Affect Self-Directed IRAs and 401(K)s

American IRA Discusses an SEC Warning on Cryptocurrencies Within a Self-Directed IRA

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ OCTOBER 23, 2018 (STL.News) Cryptocurrencies are an exciting prospect for a wide range of investors—but investors also need to be wary of schemes and fraudulent investments, according to a recent warning from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Some of these schemes are specifically targeting individuals who hold Self-Directed IRAs, which in … Continue reading American IRA Discusses an SEC Warning on Cryptocurrencies Within a Self-Directed IRA

American IRA Discusses Can Investors Make Self-Directed IRA Contributions Without Income?

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 22, 2018 (STL.News) A Traditional IRA, or individual retirement arrangement, was created to provide working people with an independent vehicle for growing retirement wealth. A Self-Directed IRA is the same account, but only managed by the investor; this creates the possibility of using one’s earned income as an investor pleases. But … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Can Investors Make Self-Directed IRA Contributions Without Income?

American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm, Offers Hurricane Florence Insurance Claim Tips

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) It was a hurricane unlike many had seen in some time: Hurricane Florence came in to the North Carolina coast and surrounding region and would not leave until it had caused widespread damage. In response, American IRA—a Self-Directed IRA administration firm based in Asheville, NC—decided to publish a … Continue reading American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm, Offers Hurricane Florence Insurance Claim Tips

American IRA Discusses Can a Self-Directed IRA Help the Environment?

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) Usually, investors with a Self-Directed IRA are looking to “go green” by building plenty of funds in their retirement portfolio. But there may be another way for them to “go green” by using a Self-Directed IRA, according to a recent post at http://www.AmericanIRA.com. According to a recent study … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Can a Self-Directed IRA Help the Environment?

American IRA Discusses Self-Directed Roth IRA Funding Options for High-Income Earners

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 15, 2018 (STL.News) Those retirement investors with high incomes have plenty of options available to them when it comes to putting aside a favorable nest egg for retirement. However, according to a recent post at American IRA, using a Self-Directed Roth IRA might not be one of them. Because of the … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Self-Directed Roth IRA Funding Options for High-Income Earners

American IRA Sheds Light on Debt Hamstringing Retirement

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ OCTOBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) The Self-Directed IRA can help retirement investors find unique investment opportunities for diversifying their retirement portfolio and building a substantial nest egg. But a recent post at the American IRA blog highlights a potential obstacle on the road to wealth for many: the possibility that debt will make … Continue reading American IRA Sheds Light on Debt Hamstringing Retirement

American IRA Explains Estate Planning with Self-Directed Solo 401(K)s

  CHARLOTTE, NC/ OCTOBER 08, 2018 (STL.News) Retirement-protected accounts like Self-Directed Solo 401(K)s are powerful tools for contributing high maximums toward retirement and ensuring that the principle remains protected throughout a lifetime of investing. But according to a recent post at American IRA, there is more that investors can do with an account like a … Continue reading American IRA Explains Estate Planning with Self-Directed Solo 401(K)s

American IRA Discusses Combining Roth and Traditional Accounts in a Self-Directed IRA

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 05, 2018 (STL.News) The Self-Directed IRA can intimidate some of those investors new to the idea of retirement investing—especially if it sounds like a large commitment. But a recent post at American IRA highlighted how different accounts can work within a retirement strategy, oftentimes side-by-side, to create the idea combination of … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Combining Roth and Traditional Accounts in a Self-Directed IRA

American IRA Addresses Can Investors “Supercharge” Their Savings with a Self-Directed IRA?

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 (STL.News) Opening a Self-Directed IRA account can be a great way to save for retirement, notes a recent article at American IRA. The Self-Directed IRA administration firm recently explained on its blog that while it is not difficult to open a Self-Directed IRA account, that does not necessarily mean … Continue reading American IRA Addresses Can Investors “Supercharge” Their Savings with a Self-Directed IRA?

American IRA Discusses Is Private Equity Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA a Better Alternative to Bonds?

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ OCTOBER 01, 2018 (STL.News) Many investors, worried about a potential stock market crash, often turn to bonds to “hedge” their bets. Bonds can provide a stable cash flow in uncertain economic times—and while its returns tend not to duplicate those found on Wall Street, in down times, this can be beneficial for investors. … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Is Private Equity Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA a Better Alternative to Bonds?

American IRA Discusses Why Technology Can Help Grow a Self-Directed IRA

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) While those nearing retirement age do not necessarily rely on the latest technology for their day-to-day lives, there is no doubt that technology can make investors more efficient. According to a recent post at American IRA, using technology can be especially beneficial for those with a Self-Directed IRA. According … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Why Technology Can Help Grow a Self-Directed IRA

American IRA Discusses What is the Age Requirement to Contribute to a Self-Directed IRA?

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News)CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) Investors come in all age ranges, which is why many people wonder if there are specific age requirements to contribute to a Self-Directed IRA. Those who are interested in investing for retirement often turn to vehicles like the Self-Directed IRA to ensure their assets … Continue reading American IRA Discusses What is the Age Requirement to Contribute to a Self-Directed IRA?

American IRA Discusses Charlotte Real Estate IRA Investors Tapping a Booming Market

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 (STL.News) Real estate has been in a hot market as of late, offering potentially great returns to those who have held substantial assets. That is been particularly true in Charlotte, North Carolina, with recent sales figures showing an average sales price of a home moving up to almost $300,000. That … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Charlotte Real Estate IRA Investors Tapping a Booming Market

American IRA Explains How Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Holders Can Create Multiple Income Streams

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 08, 2018 (STL.News) Anyone holding a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA might know that these accounts can make it possible to enjoy years of investment growth without an excessive tax burden, but a recent post at American IRA explained how they might also be used to create multiple streams of income. Jim Hitt … Continue reading American IRA Explains How Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Holders Can Create Multiple Income Streams

American IRA Urges Investors to ‘Be Quick’ With a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ AUGUST 31, 2018 (STL.News) “Be quick.” That was one of the major pieces of advice from legendary baseball Ted Williams, who told younger players that the keys to his astounding success were simply to watch the ball and to be quick. Now, Jim Hitt of American IRA is applying that same urgency in … Continue reading American IRA Urges Investors to ‘Be Quick’ With a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

American IRA Explains a Transfer vs. a Rollover

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ AUGUST 24, 2018 (STL.News) In the world of retirement investing, phrases like “rollover” and “transfer” can fill investors with dread of paperwork. But the Self-Directed IRA administration firm American IRA, based in Asheville, recently used a blog post at http://www.AmericanIRA.com to explain the differences between the two actions—as well as what investors can … Continue reading American IRA Explains a Transfer vs. a Rollover

American IRA Releases Post on Partnering Self-Directed IRA Funds

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ AUGUST 22, 2018 (STL.News) A Self-Directed IRA is a powerful tool for building a retirement nest egg, but it can also be a flexible one. As a recent post at American IRA (http://www.AmericanIRA.com) noted, investors can partner Self-Directed IRA funds with other Self-Directed IRA funds for investments. These funds can then function just … Continue reading American IRA Releases Post on Partnering Self-Directed IRA Funds

American IRA Discusses Investing in Out-of-State Properties with a Self-Directed IRA

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ AUGUST 20, 2018 (STL.News) The Self-Directed IRA is a powerful tool for diversifying a retirement portfolio. Many people use them to invest in real estate, generating rental income that then goes into the account. But when investors use out-of-state properties as part of this strategy, it can introduce complications that make them more … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Investing in Out-of-State Properties with a Self-Directed IRA