Blog Archives: IRA & Retirement Accounts

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
Offshore IRA
07/28/2014 - 1:46 PM
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Follow the advice of Warren Buffet and many others who came before him and invest in what you know.  An offshore IRA gives you the power to diversify offshore and invest in what you understand at the right price. An offshore IRA placed in an offshore company, where you are the manager of that company,
Physical Gold
07/16/2014 - 2:36 PM
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When you buy gold in an offshore IRA, you create a hedge against currency risks, move assets out of the United States, and maximize asset protection, all the while maintaining the tax benefits of the retirement account.  Buy gold in an offshore IRA LLC to maximize the benefits of taking your retirement account offshore. When
Offshore IRA Fees
06/27/2014 - 6:05 AM
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I guarantee that Offshore IRA Fees are lower than what you’re paying in the U.S. on a large managed account.  Put more succinctly, the cost to manage your large IRA offshore should be less than Fidelity’s “No Fee” IRA or 401(k), less than Prudential’s no and low cost options, and less than any managed account
Offshore Roth Conversion
06/20/2014 - 12:05 PM
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Are you ready to retire with a large offshore IRA?  Consider an offshore IRA Roth conversion.  You have Romney sized IRA issues?  This article will show you how to deal with your offshore IRA without getting crushed by the new higher tax rates with an Offshore IRA Roth Conversion. Real Estate: For details on how
Real Estate in an Offshore IRA
06/12/2014 - 1:16 PM
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So, you’ve diversified your retirement account and invested in real estate in an offshore IRA. . .great.  Now you need to take a distribution, what should you do?  In this article, I will describe how to distribute real estate in an offshore IRA.  Rental real estate in an offshore IRA is one of the highest returning
Asset Protection, Banking Offshore, IRS and Retire, Offshore Bank Accounts
05/20/2014 - 4:17 PM
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Are you paying Unrelated Business Income Tax in your IRA? Want to eliminate UBIT in your IRA? Is your retirement account invested in U.S. mutual funds or hedge funds? Are you thinking of taking control of your retirement account with an offshore IRA LLC and are concerned with UBIT? Do you have no idea what
Offshore Captive Insurance Company
11/29/2013 - 10:42 AM
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Surprisingly, yes you can invest in an active business with your retirement account. There are a many caveats and limitations, but you can usually lend money to a business, purchase shares in a corporation or LLC, or buy in as a partner receiving a share of the profits (flow-through structures). Now, let’s talk about those
UBIT Blocker
11/25/2013 - 3:55 PM
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If you want to use leverage / margin to increase your IRA’s investing power, then you need an offshore UBIT Blocker Corporation. There are major benefits available for the sophisticated investor offshore, and the most important is the ability to use leverage and avoiding US tax on that leverage. Without a blocker, you will pay
Solo 401k for Expats
10/07/2013 - 4:55 PM
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I am often asked if an Expat can invest in a retirement plan. The simple answer is yes, there are retirement plans for Expats. Yes, if you are living and working offshore, you can use a retirement plan to reduce your taxes. Yes, the Expat can use a Solo 401k plan to save on taxes!
Seize my IRA
07/22/2013 - 8:55 AM
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One of the most common questions I get is, “can the government seize my IRA?” With all of the uncertainty in the USA, and the growing hostility towards our government and its practices, many Americans are concerned about their retirement accounts. For most, their retirement account is their only liquid asset, the majority of their
Offshore Shelf Company
11/28/2012 - 9:55 AM
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401(k) Fees Revealed – Get Ready for a Shock! If you have a 401(k) account with a U.S. broker, you are about to get the shock of your life. When you receive your next quarterly statement, probably between Sept. 30 and Nov. 15, do not open it without taking precautions! I suggest you take the