What is a self-directed IRA?
A Self-Directed IRA account is very similar to a traditional Individual Retirement Account. While a traditional IRA limits an account owner to investing in exchange traded funds, such as stocks and bonds, a self-directed IRA allows an account owner to invest in a broader set of non-exchange traded assets, such as, alternative investments.
Why would I invest in alternative assets with my IRA?
Alternative assets have grown to become a very popular investment, because they offer diversification and the opportunity to increase returns for retirement. When these assets are held in an IRA, earnings may grow tax-deferred (Traditional IRA) or tax-free (Roth IRA).
What should I take into consideration when investing with my IRA?
Take the time to familiarize yourself with IRAs as an investment vehicle and consult an advisor to talk about tax, legal and financial benefits and responsibilities before investing. It's great to be hands-on, but you don't want to risk the chance of being penalized for breaking an IRS rule. Stay in control, and stay ahead of your IRA investing, by consulting a subject matter expert.
Why should I choose Rich Uncles?
Opening an IRA can come with costly fees. Rich Uncles doesn't charge a yearly fee like our competitors do. We also work with IRA Services- one of the oldest and best custodial trust companies in the industry. IRA Services has been servicing account owners since 1979, offering the lowest fees and best customer service in the industry. IRA Services is an expert on the topic of IRS rules and regulations for holding alternative investments in IRAs. We feel that you couldn't be in better hands. Together, we'll help guide you through the investment and asset maintenance process.
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How do I open a Rich Uncles IRA Account?
Our clients typically open their accounts online. Rich Uncles uses IRA Services' individual retirement account management system which offers bank-grade security for a seamless online experience.
Can I transfer an account to Rich Uncles?
Yes. Moving your IRA from another custodian to Rich Uncles requires a bit of information. To rollover an account to us from another custodian, please open and log into your account.
How long does it take to transfer/rollover cash into my Rich Uncles IRA account?
A request to transfer funds is processed within two business days. Cash-only transfers typically take a few days.