Georgetown Trust Blog

The Best Way To Invest in Crypto Currencies

Posted by David J Drummond on Jan 19, 2018 12:23:51 PM

 

The best way to invest in crypto currencies is to do it in a qualified retirement plan (IRA, ROTH IRA,401K, etc.) to defer taxes, minimize accounting, and maximize control using a Self-Directed IRA with an international Limited Liability Company (LLC).

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Topics: offshore IRAs, Self-directed IRA, Asset Protection

"Checkbook IRA" May Be a Bit Misleading

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) market has utilized the term "Checkbook IRA" to describe a strategy that utilizes a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as an investment vehicle so often that it has become synonamous with the actual structure itself. However, this can be misleading when one is describing the strategy that utilizes international structures for purchasing assets outside of the United States.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

The Capital Contribution Question

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Feb 1, 2017 11:18:17 AM

The creating of a company, be it a corporation or a limited liability company, requires one to specify to the service provider certain particulars with regard to the entity. You will be required to select a company name, identify the owners and their percentage ownership, specify the type of business to be performed, the geographic location in which the entity will operate and who is responsible for managing the company. These are all very straight forward, however, the item that causes the most confusions is the capital contribution amount.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA, Asset Protection, International Business Companies

How to Benefit From a Self-Directed IRA

Posted by David J Drummond on Aug 25, 2016 1:43:15 PM

Since the creation of the IRA in 1974, countless Americans have taken advantage of this investment vehicle. Although a traditional IRA certainly has some advantages, including a significant tax break while saving for retirement, there are also some drawbacks.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

Creating a Strategy for Your SDIRA LLC

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 25, 2016 10:49:37 AM

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For many individuals, an IRA is one of the biggest sources of available capital. However, using a traditional IRA custodian limits your investment options and prevents you from making non-standard investments.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

People Who Should Establish an SDIRA

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Feb 10, 2016 3:13:35 PM

A self-directed individual retirement account, or SDIRA, is an investment option that is gaining popularity around the world. The benefits of establishing an SDIRA are varied, but some of the top advantages include accessing investment capital from your IRA without incurring penalties, legally deferring some taxes, diversifying your retirement savings and taking back control over your hard-earned wealth.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

What to Know When Establishing a Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Dec 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The benefits of an SDIRA, or self-directed individual retirement account, are abundant. To start, an SDIRA puts your financial future back into your own hands, giving you greater control over your assets and your options for investment moving forward.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

How You Can Benefit From an SDIRA

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Dec 16, 2015 1:44:28 PM

For many individuals, the prospect of relying on a pension or on Social Security during retirement is worrysome. If you're focused on financial security, and you want to oversee the management of assets that will provide for you in the future, then taking control over your retirement investments is a smart choice.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

Setting Up Your SDIRA-LLC

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Dec 4, 2015 9:47:00 AM

For any number of reasons, you might be interested in transferring your traditional individual retirement account into an offshore self-directed IRA, called an SDIRA. Your SDIRA must be run by a flexible custodian of your choosing who acts in accordance with your wishes and handles administration and management of the assets.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

Exploring Each Element of an SDIRA/LLC

Posted by Georgetown Trust on May 1, 2015 1:21:37 PM

For many Americans, IRAs, or individual retirement accounts, are a popular way to start saving up for retirement while working. In a nutshell, an ordinary IRA is one that you invest in over time, and value of your IRA is managed by a financial expert.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA