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How does Checkbook Control Expand Your Investment Options?

May 1, 2008
A checkbook IRA allows you to have checkbook control of your IRA retirement account.

If you're a real estate investor, you already know investment expenses can add up quickly and easily. A few trips to Home Depot, a few calls to your handy man and one simple mistake by an inexperienced contractor means money, money, money - right out of your pocket.

Now imagine if in addition, you had to pay an additional fee to the custodian every time you needed to cover an expense related to your investment. On top of your financial losses, it can be an enormous expense of time and frustrating to say the least. Would you agree or disagree that this is no way to steward what is more than likely the most important asset you have - your IRA nest egg?

Checkbook control means practically being able to buy what you need when you need it and not when you can chase down your custodian for a signature. As you probably already know, sometimes the best investments are made before others learn about them. Without checkbook writing privileges, great investment opportunities could be missed.

What Does Checkbook Control Of Your IRA Mean?

Having checkbook control means you get to manage your IRA retirement account to maximize your retirement investment. Checkbook control of your IRA gives you the ability to invest in practically any way you see fit. The following is a short list of what you can invest in with your Checkbook IRA: undeveloped land, tax liens, hard money loans, private notes, commercial real estate, discounted paper - the list is practically endless.

As you can see, a Checkbook IRA gives you the ultimate ability to truly diversify your IRA funds. Explore more with a self directed IRA advisor. Call Truly Self Directed IRA (TSD-IRA) today to learn more at 877-339-4559.
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A Checkbook IRA is a specialized type of self directed IRA account. These types of IRAs are structured so the account holder has "checkbook control" since the trustee doesn't have to be directed to make transactions on behalf of IRA owner.
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