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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 »


Property Investing Basics: Important Facts about Buying Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

Property Investing Basics: Important Facts about Buying Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

  |  By Chris Shanahan

Regardless of how experienced you are, real estate investing comes with a learning curve—a curve can be even steeper when buying property for the... More »


Real Estate Due Diligence: What Type of Investor are You?

Real Estate Due Diligence: What Type of Investor are You?

  |  By Chris Shanahan

Using a self-directed IRA to buy a single family rental home has the potential to be a rewarding retirement investment strategy, where you can gr... More »


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