Bryan Ellis
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Listen to Self Directed Investor Talk for just 10 minutes a day & we’ll give you mastery of the topics that matter most to affluent investors in alternative assets like: Self-Directed IRA'sSolo 401k‘s1031 exchanges, turnkey rental property investing and much more.

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Latest Episodes

Bitcoin Futures – Good For Your IRA?

By Bryan Ellis | December 13, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy self-directed investors like you, where in each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from extraordinary alternative investment opportunities. And without…

IMPORTANT: Prohibited Transactions in CONVENTIONAL IRA’s | SDITalk #291

By Bryan Ellis | December 12, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the show of record for savvy self-directed investors like you, where in each episode, I help you to find, understand and PROFIT from exceptional alternative investment opportunities! Ok folks,…

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Dinner with Gates & Buffett: A Big Lesson

By Bryan Ellis | December 1, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy self-directed investors like you, where in each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities. My friends, it’s a great time to be alive.  The economy is booming, there’s more optimism from…

7 Big “No-No’s” When Choosing a Self-Directed IRA Custodian (Part 2)

By Bryan Ellis | November 30, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy alternative asset investors like you, where in each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities. I’ve just undertaken a dangerous mission en route to providing today’s content to you, my friends! …

7 Big “No-No’s” When Choosing a Self-Directed IRA Custodian

By Bryan Ellis | November 29, 2017

Hello, self-directed investor nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy alternative asset investors like you where each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities! Boy I’m potentially opening a can of worms today.  But that’s ok. And before I do, let…

PREDICTION: 70% Likelihood of Stock Market “Correction” | SDITalk #286

By Bryan Ellis | November 28, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy alternative asset investors like you where in each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities. This is Episode #286, and today is a particularly excellent ascent into financial brilliance, my friends. …

Sexual Harassment Claims Hit The Real Estate Industry

By Bryan Ellis | November 22, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation… welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy self-directed investors like you where, in each episode, I help you to find, understand and profit from exceptional alternative investment opportunities. Ok folks, it’s a new world out there, and it’s not all good.  We have absolute, undeniably…

Bitcoin Prices Are STUPID! But…

By Bryan Ellis | November 21, 2017

You know what two things don’t mix?  RATIONALITY and BITCOIN PRICES.  Yep, I said it… Bitcoin prices are JUST STUPID.  But that doesn’t mean what you think it does.  Listen on for a point of view sure to surprise and amaze you.  I’m Bryan Ellis.  This is Episode #284. —-…

On Buying S-Corporations In Your Self-Directed IRA

By Bryan Ellis | October 9, 2017

Hello, self-directed investor nation!  Happy Monday to each and every one of you all across the fruited plane!  I’m thrilled to have you here with me today! Today’s show is brought to you by the Self-Directed Investor Society over at SelfDirected.org.  If you’re an affluent investor seeking powerful ways to…

Diversification: A Different Opinion

By Bryan Ellis | October 5, 2017

  Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation, welcome to another high-energy, ever-exciting, booming in popularity edition of Self-Directed Investor Talk, the show of record for savvy self-directed investors all across the fruited plane!  I’m glad to have you with me for today’s episode, another example of contrarian brilliance, as you’ll soon see.…

Bitcoin In Your IRA: Should You Invest?

By Bryan Ellis | October 4, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome back to the show of record for savvy self-directed investors like YOU, my friends! Today’s episode is brought to you by Self-Directed Investor Society’s latest analysis piece called Bitcoin IRA Investing:  5 Critical Questions You Should Ask First.  This analysis is, for now, available to…

How To Setup A Bitcoin IRA

By Bryan Ellis | October 3, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome back to the broadcast of record for savvy, self-directed investors like you where we’re all about making investments that are simple, safe and strong… we’re all about showing respect to our own capital… and building a legacy for the people and causes we love. And,…

Bitcoin IRA: Is It A Real Thing?

By Bryan Ellis | October 2, 2017

Hello, Self-Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the broadcast of record for savvy self-directed investors like you!  This show, my friends, is considered “must-listen” show prep for every other show in America that discusses self-directed retirement investing, so congratulations to you for going straight to the source… straight to the horses’…

Introducing The Hourglass Technique

By Bryan Ellis | September 26, 2017

  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,…

The IRS NEVER Approves IRA Investments

By Bryan Ellis | September 25, 2017

  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.…

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

By Bryan Ellis | September 22, 2017

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. …

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 those episodes will be available to you on today’s show page.  I’ll give you that…

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 on them, as each one builds on the last, including today.  And my friends, there’s…

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 SelfDirected.org/269, SelfDirected.org/269. 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…

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…

Clark Howard Gives Misleading Guidance About Self-Directed IRA’s

By Bryan Ellis | August 1, 2017

He’s one of America’s best-known financial advocates for individuals like you and me… he’s a best-selling author, host of a wildly successful radio show… and is widely respected among rational, reasonable people like you and me.  And where self-directed IRA’s are concerned, he’s giving toxically bad advice.  I’m Bryan Ellis. …

Solo 401(k): The Tool That Renders Self-Directed IRA’s OBSOLETE!

By Bryan Ellis | August 1, 2017

What if you could have all of the benefits of a Self-Directed IRA… but those benefits are VASTLY AMPLIFIED… and the “downsides” of the Self Directed IRA… including automatic IRS scrutiny… practically vanish without a trace?  This is Episode #3 of Self Directed Investor Talk. —– You folks have continued to blow me away…

The Checkbook IRA: Supreme Flexibility…or Audit Magnet?

By Bryan Ellis | August 1, 2017

Which popular, self-directed IRA investing strategy literally guarantees that your custodian is reporting your activities to the IRS?  I’m Bryan Ellis and you’ll find out right now in Episode #2 of Self Directed Investor Talk. —— A quick note, thank you for the huge response to episode No. 1 of Self Directed Investor Talk! I’m so…

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The IRS is on the Warpath Against Self-Directed IRA’s

By Bryan Ellis | August 1, 2017

Do you use a self-directed IRA?  If so, Bad news:  The IRS is on the warpath and you could be public enemy #1 to them.  I’m Bryan Ellis.  I’ll tell you what’s going on and what you can do about it right now, in this freshly updated edition of Episode #1. Hello, Self-Directed…

Solo 401(k)’s: Why Non-Custodial 401k’s Are Safer Than Custodial 401k’s

By Bryan Ellis | March 10, 2017

Bryan Ellis:  Welcome back, ladies and gentleman, to Self-Directed Investor Talk. In the last segment, we began a conversation with Tim Berry about the distinction between custodial versus trustee solo 401K plans. Basically, the distinction usually is that custodial plans are usually set up by self-directed IRA companies, banks, other…

the PROBLEM with Inheriting a Self-Directed IRA

By Bryan Ellis | September 6, 2016

Hello Self Directed Investor Nation!  Welcome to the podcast of record for SAVVY self-directed investors like you, where each day we help you find, understand and PROFIT from exceptional investment opportunities. Ok folks, the serious matter at hand today:  Let’s consider Bob, who as I mentioned to you a moment…

RAMSEY vs KIYOSAKI on Debt & Your Investments | Episode #78

By Bryan Ellis | June 9, 2015

Last night, my lovely bride, Carole, and I attended the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association meeting. The speaker, John Adams is a well-known real estate investor in the Atlanta area because he’s had a radio show that he’s hosted here for many years. I don’t know John Adams, but I’ve…