Archive for September 2017

Introducing The Hourglass Technique

  About one year ago, Hugh Hefner, the 91-year-old founder of Playboy Enterprises, sold the famed Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills section of LA, for a whopping $100 MILLION dollars… the single largest residential transaction ever in LA county.  Curiously, even though the deal closed over a year ago, Hef still lives there.  How’d…

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The IRS NEVER Approves IRA Investments

  Today, my friends, we address an issue that’s a bit of a hot-button for me:  All of those providers of investments and of certain types of self-directed IRA’s who claim that their offers are “IRS-approved”.  Well, they’re lying to you, rather blatantly, and I think it’s time you know. Today’s show page can be…

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Real Estate IRA’s: Getting Started Right (Part 5 of 5)

Welcome back, my friends, to the final installment of 5 Steps to Getting Started Right with Real Estate IRA’s.  If you missed any of the previous steps, you definitely should go back and catch up, and the links for those episodes will be available to you on today’s show page.  I’ll give you that link…

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Real Estate IRA’s: Getting Started Right (Part 4 of 5)

Welcome back, my friends, to 5 Steps to Getting Started Right with Real Estate IRA’s.  If you missed any of the previous steps, you definitely should go back and catch up, and the links for those episodes will be available to you on today’s show page.  I’ll give you that link in a minute.  In…

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Real Estate IRA’s: Getting Started Right (Part 3 of 5)

Welcome, my friends, to part 3 of this 5-part series about getting started right with real estate investing in your IRA.  If you’ve missed either of the two previous episodes, you definitely should catch up on them, as each one builds on the last, including today.  And my friends, there’s no time like the present! …

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Real Estate IRA’s: Getting Started Right (Part 2 of 5)

Folks, I’d like to begin with a word of thanks to all of you who have written to me about yesterday’s episode of this show, where we investigated the key question of:  Should you even do your next real estate deal inside of your self-directed retirement account?  The answer is frequently, but not always, yes……

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Real Estate IRA’s: Getting Started Right (Part 1 of 5)

My friends, it’s no secret that I’m an advocate of self-directed IRA’s and 401k’s… that’s a big part of what it means to be THE VOICE of the self-directed investor revolution. But more than that, I’m an advocate of making the best use of your capital.  And here’s the simple truth:  While using an IRA…

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Impending IMPLOSION of U.S. State Pensions

Folks, today the news is out from Moody’s Investor Services reports that this year, UNFUNDED pension liabilities from U.S. state governments will hit a whopping $1.7 TR — TR — TRILLION dollars. What is an unfunded pension liability?  Think of it like this:  You have been promised a pension of $X per year during retirement. …

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Self-Directed IRA Rules: Part 2 of 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Today we jump into question #2 of 3 questions to ask yourself before every self-directed IRA investment, because if you ask yourself these questions honestly, your odds of committing a prohibited transaction drop to nearly 0. You can reach today’s show page by visiting SelfDirected.org/269, SelfDirected.org/269. Yesterday was all about double-dipping, the single biggest risk…

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