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A self-directed IRA with New Direction IRA allows account holders to buy the full range of allowable assets, including real estate, precious metals, private equity, stocks and more with their IRAs. Investors can turn any plan type (Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, HSA) into a self-directed IRA as long as the account is held by a self-directed IRA custodian.  Self-directed IRA plans have the same tax advantages as non self-directed IRAs.

What Does Self-Directed Mean?

"Self-directed" is a descriptive term, not an IRS term or legal distinction. Self-directed is most often used to indicate an IRA that can buy alternative or hard assets like real estate, gold, private equity, notes, etc.
People often use descriptive terms like "gold IRA" or "real estate IRA" to refer to a self-directed IRA that holds those particular assets.
Self-directed IRAs have existed since the inception of the Traditional IRA in the mid-1970s. The IRS has always allowed IRAs to purchase any asset except life insurance and collectibles.

Self-Directed IRA FREE Educational Videos

Foundations of
Self-Directed IRAs

Start with the basics and explore this retirement account introduction. Learn how retirement plans can participate in a variety of investments, including real estate, precious metals, and more. This presentation is geared toward beginners and those who are just getting started with retirement plans.

Introduction to Self-Directed IRA Invest in What You Know

If you’re just getting familiar with self directed retirement investing, this is a great video to get started. Learn the fundamental IRS rules surrounding disqualified persons, prohibited transactions, and partnering options. Launch into an overview of the most common alternative investments including: real estate, precious metals, private equity, private lending and more.

Tips for Addressing Your Investment Fears

Any investment you make carries a certain degree of risk. Savvy investors know that putting in the time to properly evaluate a potential investment can help you understand what to look out for and how to minimize that risk. Perhaps you are just entering the world of self directed IRA investing, or maybe you are a seasoned veteran looking for new ways to analyze an investment. This is a presentation that investors of any level will appreciate as we explore some of the techniques used to manage and mitigate risk.

10 Ways to
Invest for Retirement

Opportunities to invest your retirement funds in alternative assets are nearly limitless. With a self-directed IRA at New Direction, your account is permitted to invest in any asset allowed by the IRS. This presentation will discuss how an IRA can invest into Physical Real Estate, Land, Oil and Gas, Precious Metals, Private Loans, Private Equity, Green Investments and more! Be sure to watch this video and see how you can take full control of your financial future.