My name is Bryan Ellis. I am host of Self Directed Investor Talk, which I'm told is America's #1 podcast and for affluent self-directed investors. I'm also something of an expert in self-directed IRA's, solo 401k's and 1031 exchanges. Along with the vast amount of my work on this site, you can find more of my writing in some cool places like TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur.com, ThinkRealty and even Forbes (that was always one of my goals!). I have the distinction of being a non-lawyer whose knowledge of the law surrounding self-directed IRA's is so strong that I teach legal education courses to licensed attorneys through UCLA/CEB. I live in metro Atlanta, Georgia with my wife and business partner Carole Ellis (she's a real business partner… not just because she's my wife… I'd want to work with her if I wasn't married to her… and I'd want to marry her, too). I also have 4 children ranging in age from 2 to 20 (yes, you read that correctly). It's my objective to be the name everybody thinks of when they think of Self-Directed IRA's and Solo 401(k)'s.
Some of Bryan's recent third-party professional credits include:
- Born2Invest Article (October 15, 2017): How To Invest In Bitcoin In Your IRA
- Forbes Article (October 12, 2017): Bitcoin IRA: Not Approved By The IRS
- Forbes Article (September 22, 2017): Self Directed IRA Rules Are Dangerously Complex (Until You Ask Yourself Three Simple Questions)
- Forbes Article (August 7, 2017): Self-Directed IRA's are Risky, But For Whom?
- Pensco Trust Company Blog Article (August 4, 2017): The Tragic Case of the Self-Directed IRA That Never Was
- ThinkRealty Article (July 2, 2017): 3 Red Flags for Any Real Estate Market
- Provided Legal Continuing Education to California Lawyers Through UCLA / CEB (June 15, 2017): Self-Directed IRA's & Prohibited Transactions
- ThinkRealty Interview (May 1, 2017): One-to-One with Bryan Ellis
- ThinkRealty National Conference Speaker (April 29, 2017): 5 Reasons To Never Buy Real Estate In Your Self-Directed IRA
- Born2Invest Article (March 2, 2017): Why renting single family homes is the best real estate investment right now
- TheStreet.com Article (February 6, 2017): Privatizing Fannie and Freddie Yields 3 Investment Opportunities
- Born2Invest Article (February 3, 2017): Entrepreneurs choose retirement options – SEP IRA or Solo 401(k)?
- TheStreet.com Article (November 8, 2017): Self-Directed IRA Investors May Face Grave Election Consequences (won “Editor's Pick” Award)
- Entrepreneur Article (October 17, 2016): 3 Gut-Wrenching Questions to Ask Your Spouse About Your Business
- ThinkRealty Article (October 6, 2016): Investing Strategies: Cautionary Tale
- Entrepreneur Article (August 19, 2016): 5 Tips for Structuring Your New Business Like a Pro
- TheStreet.com Article (June 30, 2016): Avoid These 5 Traps When Buying Real Estate in Self-Directed IRAs (won “Editor's Pick” Award)
- TheStreet.com Article (June 23, 2016): New York City's Luxury Real Estate Market Is in Big Trouble
- TheStreet.com Article (June 23, 2016): Surprise: REITs Aren't the Best Choice for Real Estate Cash Flow