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Self-Directed IRA vs. 401(k): What’s the Difference?

“I already have a 401(k). Why would I want a Self-Directed IRA?” Sound familiar? You may feel like you’re doing great if you’re already contributing to a retirement account, especially given that half of all Americans have nothing at all put away for retirement, per CNBC. But, is one retirement account enough? Can one account…

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6 Essential Gold IRA Guidelines to Know

Physical gold can play an important role in a well-diversified retirement portfolio, however, there are certain guidelines involved that must be considered if you want to take advantage of the full benefits such a setup can offer. Physical gold can’t be added to just any retirement account. It usually needs to be incorporated into a…

Gold and silver approved for use in Precious Metals IRA

A Snapshot of IRA-Approved Gold & Silver Products

You’re well aware of how precious metals can be good for your retirement. Perhaps you’ve been buying gold and silver for some time now. Or, maybe you’re just getting started on planning and saving for what feels like a far-off retirement. Either way, you’re beginning to realize that there’s an angle to your retirement strategy…

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5 Reasons Gold Can Be Good for Your Retirement Plan

Gold continues its strong year by locking in its second month in the green. This recent strength in the gold market points to potential gains for aggressive, entrepreneurial-minded gold owners, but also supports the idea that gold can be used as “wealth insurance” to help you reach long term financial goals. When incorporated into a…