For investors ready to manage their own money in a tax-advantaged vehicle, nothing makes
as much sense as a self-directed IRA. A self-directed IRA is an account in which an IRA
owner can select assets for investment purposes (allowable by the IRS) of their choice.
There is no legal distinction between a self-directed IRA and any other type of IRA.

Allowable assets can include, but are not limited to:

  • Real Estate/Land
  • Notes and Mortgages
  • Structured Settlements
  • Tax Liens/Tax Deeds
  • LLC's and LP's
  • Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Which Accounts Can Be Self-Directed?

Self-direction is open to the following types of retirement and tax-advantaged savings plans:

  • Traditional IRA
  • Roth IRA
  • SEP
  • Simple
  • 401(k) or Individual K
  • Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Plans

One of the benefits of investing in what you already know and understand is controlling your
investment returns. The other benefit is watching those gains compound and grow tax-
deferred or tax-free!

Interview with Scott Krone