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Beyond the Self-Directed IRA: Tax Deferral for Real Estate Investors with a 1031 Exchange

Beyond the Self-Directed IRA: Tax Deferral for Real Estate Investors with a 1031 Exchange

  |  By Taylor Close

At PENSCO, we know our clients are tax-savvy and enjoy the tax-deferred or tax-exempt benefit that comes from investing with retirement dollars.... More »


Tips to Help Self-Directed Investors Avoid Investment Fraud

Tips to Help Self-Directed Investors Avoid Investment Fraud

  |  By Mary Mohr

One of our chief initiatives at the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) is curtailing the spread of investment fraud. According to Finan... More »


The Tragic Case of the Self-Directed IRA That Never Was

The Tragic Case of the Self-Directed IRA That Never Was

  |  By Bryan Ellis

Just last week, John (not his real name) lost nearly 60% of the value of his self-directed IRA in a single day.  There wasn’t a horrible crash in... More »


Introducing New Self-Directed IRA Guest Bloggers for PENSCO

Introducing New Self-Directed IRA Guest Bloggers for PENSCO

  |  By Patrick Hughes

As a self-directed IRA custodian, PENSCO aims to provide investors with the knowledge needed to manage alternative assets in their retirement acc... More »


What’s in a Word: “Alternative” Investments

What’s in a Word: “Alternative” Investments

  |  By Christopher Orr

“Alternative” is a word we’ve heard a lot of lately (think “alternative facts,” “alternative energy”). If you Google “What are alternative invest... More »


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