Bryan Ellis

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Latest Episodes

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 21, 2017

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…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 20, 2017

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…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 19, 2017

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…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 18, 2017

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…

Impending IMPLOSION of U.S. State Pensions

By Bryan Ellis | September 15, 2017

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…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 14, 2017

Today, my friends, we finish out our look into the 3 simple questions you must ask yourself honestly before each self-directed IRA investment.  And, by the way, thank you for the exceptional level of interest in this topic and all of the kind email comments you’ve sent to me on…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 13, 2017

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, Yesterday was all about…

Self Directed IRA Rules: 3 Simple Questions To Avoid Trouble

By Bryan Ellis | September 12, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy self-directed investors like YOU where each and every day, I teach you how to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities! Today’s show is, of course, sponsored by the Self Directed Investor Society, America’s only private…

IRA Financial Group Uses Suffering of Hurricane Harvey Victims For Self-Promotion

By Bryan Ellis | September 2, 2017

In what may be the self-directed IRA Industry’s most vile abuse of the Hurricane Harvey disaster, one self-directed IRA company actually appears to be recommending that you target victims of Harvey for expensive hard money loans.  I’m not making this up.  I’m Bryan Ellis.  I’ll tell you who it is,…

Why Do Self-Directed IRA’s Even Exist?

By Bryan Ellis | August 15, 2017

Classic American cars… Corrupt Labor Unions… pension raids… and even the implosion of an iconic American company!  Get ready to learn why IRA’s were created originally, and how that knowledge can help you avoid the IRA cataclysm known as the prohibited transaction.  This is Episode #6 of Self-Directed Investor Talk.…

Prohibited Transactions and Your IRA

By Bryan Ellis | August 1, 2017

What’s the AMAZING thing about self-directed retirement accounts?  EXTRAORDINARY flexibility, of course.  What’s the WORST thing about self-directed retirement accounts?  EXTRAORDINARY flexibility, of course… whenever that flexibility leads to a dreaded prohibited transaction.  I’m Bryan Ellis.  Today you learn what a prohibited transaction is and how to avoid them… because…