Blog Archives: IRA & Retirement Accounts

IRA hedge fund active business

You can invest your self directed IRA in mutual funds, hedge funds, and any active business. There are very few limitations on how you invest your retirement account. But that’s only half the issue. While you can invest in whatever you like, there all kinds of tax costs associated with investing your IRA into a

Trump IRA
02/19/2017 - 11:18 AM
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There’s a battle brewing between the establishment and President Trump. Powerful forces are aligning against our President and we’re left hoping the economy and our savings come out of this unscathed. Gambling all of your retirement savings on red is a foolish risk. No one knows what will happen, but we do know that there’s

foreign real estate with my IRA
02/06/2017 - 1:36 PM
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The number one question I get on offshore IRAs, is “can I buy foreign real estate with my retirement account?”  The answer is a resounding yes. You can buy raw land, a home, condo, office building, or anything else you like outside of the United States within your retirement account. In fact, you can buy

protect IRA
01/16/2017 - 4:14 PM
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Many people think that IRAs are protected from civil creditors and the IRS… many people are wrong. Here’s how to get enhanced protection for your IRA and take control of your investments. IRA assets are protected to varying degrees by each of the states and under the federal bankruptcy law. In order to secure 100%

IRA when you give up US citizenship

Thousands of Americans will turn in their blue passports in the next few months. Some because of our crazy political climate, some to stop paying taxes into a broken system, and some because of FATCA and the international banking laws which make it impossible to live or do business abroad. This post will consider what

risks to your IRA
07/12/2016 - 1:42 PM
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Most Americans think that their IRA is safe… and they would be wrong. Our IRAs and retirement accounts face risks from all sides. Here are the top 5 risks to your IRA and what you can do to protect your savings.   1. IRS Levy of your IRA or other retirement account. The Federal government

Panama foundation IRA Tax
10/13/2014 - 2:19 PM
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The Panama Foundation has been approved as the “owner” of a U.S. retirement account in Panama.  This means that, those who want to invest in Panama, have access to banks or brokerage services in Panama, or hold their retirement account n the most advanced asset protection and estate planning tool available, may now move their

IRA to Panama
10/10/2014 - 7:00 AM
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We have been working for months with lawyers, banks, and government agencies in Panama and are finally ready to announce some great news for those seeking asset protection.  You may now move your IRA or other retirement account to Panama and in to the best protection and estate planning tool available… the Panama Private Interest

Physical Gold
10/01/2014 - 2:34 PM
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Physical gold has served as the universal currency for 5,000 years and will continue to do so long after We the People, and this nation of ours, have ceased to exist. Physical gold is also the only reliable hedge against political instability, government debt, and inflation.  It is a borderless currency whose value comes from

Foreign Assets
09/24/2014 - 11:21 AM
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Moving your retirement account in to an offshore self directed IRA LLC is the best (and really, the only) way to diversify out of the U.S., protect your assets from future creditors, and boost returns by investing in more dynamic markets. I write quite a bit on why and how to move your account into

UBIT
09/23/2014 - 10:00 AM
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If you’re going to invest in one or two rentals with your IRA, then you won’t have a tax problem. You can operate these properties through a U.S. LLC (if domestic) or an offshore LLC (if abroad) and net profits will flow back in to your retirement account tax free. If you buy in to

Retire Abroad
09/17/2014 - 2:18 PM
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If you are thinking about retiring abroad, here is how to maximize your privacy. We start with the premise that the U.S. government wants you to disclose all assets, holdings, transactions, and investments. We then look for exceptions to those rules to find the legal loopholes that will allow you to retire with maximum privacy.

Attack on Your Retirement
09/15/2014 - 2:30 PM
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The U.S. Government has launched an all-out attack on its retirees, crushing their investment returns with low interest rates. Be it intentional, or ignorance, the government is artificially pushing down returns, which does the most harm to our nation’s seniors. As the United States attempts to stimulate its economy with cheap money, it’s the seniors,

Seize Your IRA
09/12/2014 - 10:00 AM
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I want to use today’s post to clear up a common misconception. Yes, the IRS can seize your IRA or other retirement account. Yes, the great collector is exempt from state laws protecting your retirement account and can take what it wants at any time … unless you take steps to protect yourself. Specifically, the

Retire Overseas Tax Free
09/10/2014 - 10:00 AM
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First, let me tell you about my inspiration for this post. France has been in the news and on this site quite a bit recently. They are pushing hard against America’s recent extortion of $9 billion from one of their banks, and I think this could have a major impact on the dominance of the

Diversify Your IRA
09/05/2014 - 10:00 AM
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A record high stock market in the U.S. exposes the suckers! Don’t be one of them.  Diversify your IRA offshore as soon as possible.  This article offers statistical proof that you should diversify your IRA abroad.  U.S. returns over the next 10 years will wipe out your retirement account. While everyone is running to dump

IRA Gold
09/03/2014 - 10:00 AM
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If you see some risk in the U.S. economy and want to protect your retirement savings, I suggest you buy physical gold in your IRA. This can be done easily enough.  You first move your retirement account to a U.S. custodian that allows for this type of investment.  We then form an offshore LLC and