Every single person reading this article is on a financial journey, willingly or unwillingly.

We all experience a plethora of feelings, both positive and negative, while we are on this ride.  All of us are trying to figure out how we are going to accomplish our objectives and what steps are needed to ultimately become financially independent.

Building wealth is very hard to do, regardless of whether we are getting help from Trusted advisors or doing it “self-directed.”  There are so many unknowns that affect the potential outcome that it’s virtually impossible to feel totally comfortable that you are on the right path.  Some variables are controllable, such as, ensuring you are saving enough money consistently and being disciplined about limiting unnecessary spending and consumption.  Variables that are outside of our control include things market cycles, political unrest, global economic distress and environmental disasters, just to name a few.  Every day we wake up and have to attempt to figure out how all of these things are going to impact our financial journey and we need to make decisions on how to proceed.  We also need to keep in mind that not doing anything is also a decision and it has its own negative results.  UGH! For many, this responsibility turns into fear and anxiety.  For others, it becomes motivation to overcome the adversity and the challenges that present themselves.

These decisions will be made based on the financial knowledge, resources and tools we have, or don’t have, to work with.  I believe we all agree that when you are trying to solve any problem, it’s better to have more knowledge, options and tools available to help you develop a solution.  Right?  Enter… Self-Directed IRA’s!

In retirement planning, there is no better investment tool than a Self-Directed retirement account.  So what makes Self-Directed IRAs such huge financial game changers?  It’s simple.  These tax-favored accounts enable us to personalize how and where we direct our savings without the common restrictions placed by traditional stock market-based custodians.  The problem is that most Americans don’t know that they even exist or have been misinformed about the true investment choices available within their retirement plans so they aren’t incorporating them into their financial plan.  We cannot make informed decisions with information that we don’t know that we don’t know.

With Self-Directed IRAs, you can invest in any investment strategy you want except life insurance policies, collectibles and shares of an S-Corporation.  Yes, this means that you can direct your retirement savings into any real estate strategy you understand and feel comfortable with.  Hopefully the next time you are presented with another critical financial decision that will impact your retirement goals you will find comfort in knowing that there is a retirement account available that can offer you more choices and solutions to your financial situation.  When the goal is to win the financial game, it helps to know all the rules!


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