Category Archives: Self-Directed IRA Education

10 Self-Directed IRA Misconceptions

Kingdom Trust has previously posted articles from our IRA Myth Debunked series seeking to debunk some commonly-held misconceptions about investing. Unfortunately, despite our industry’s efforts to educate on the truth about Self-Directed IRAs, we still find a bevy of IRA misconceptions that are, for lack of a better term, fake news. In today’s post, we […]

7 Steps to Financial Independence

We all hope to be financially “free” one day, but what does that look like for you? Is it having enough money for education expenses, your next vacation or even funding your retirement years? This short list could help you jumpstart your financial independence and get you on track for retirement. 1. Set Goals: It’s easy to […]

Alternative Asset in Focus: Racehorses

Our industry regularly highlights four primary alternative investments: real estate, private equity, private lending and precious metals. While Kingdom Trust lists other alternative investment options on our website (cattle, timber rights, Bitcoin and more), sometimes we identify an alternative investment most clients and website visitors probably haven’t thought of. Self-directed investing in alternative assets provides […]

5 Questions to Ask During Investment Research

It’s very important to perform the necessary research on any investment to evaluate its legality and the potential for gain/loss. We commonly refer to such research as “due diligence.” Because account holders choose to have more control and responsibility in self-directed retirement accounts, due diligence is key to ensuring you won’t run into major issues […]

6 Ways to Spot Ponzi Schemes Targeting Self-Directed Investors

April 2017 was a busy month for Ponzi scheme-related cases. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that individuals must stay vigilant when investing. And this is even more important with self-directed investors, who regularly invest in alternative assets requiring more due diligence than publicly-traded assets. Consider these six potential Ponzi scheme red flags when performing […]

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