Solo 401(k): The Definitive Guide To The Most Powerful Alternative Asset Investing Tool In Existence

The Solo 401(k) (sometimes called the “self-directed 401(k)”) is certainly the most potent retirement account available today. With very high contribution limits, greater asset flexibility than self-directed IRA’s and far greater resiliency against “prohibited transactions“, the Solo 401(k) is in many ways an ideal financial tool. But there are some very critical “make or break” distinctions, and I’ll expose them to you right now…

The Solo 401(k) is an extraordinary tool that enables many small business owners to save and invest for retirement in an extraordinarily simple, flexible and tax-efficient way.

The 401(k) – the type without “Solo” in front of it – has for decades been a staple among benefits provided by employers to their employees because of the convenience offered to employees and the tremendous legal protections offered to 401(k) savings.

But 401(k) plans are both expensive and complex to establish… and in effect, small business owners were being locked out…

…The Solo 401(k) changed that, providing a simplified version of the 401(k) plan to owners of qualified small businesses.

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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. 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 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 goal to be the name everybody thinks of when they think of Self-Directed IRA's and Solo 401(k)'s.