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What is a Self-Directed IRA?

3 Easy Steps to
Retirement Control

Self-directed IRAs allow investors to enjoy the same IRA tax benefits as passively managed retirement accounts that hold stocks and mutual funds. However, unlike many other IRA custodians, New Direction IRA empowers our clients by permitting a full suite of alternative IRA investments–from real estate or precious metals to promissory notes or timber rights—in a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, health savings account (HSA), or any other such tax-advantaged savings vehicle.

Step 1 Open your Account – Our online application can be completed in a matter of minutes and your account can be fully opened within a day.
Step 2 Fund your Account – Make a deposit of personal funds via contribution, transfer funds from another IRA (i.e. Traditional IRA to Traditional IRA), or roll funds from another qualified plan (i.e. 401(k) to Traditional IRA).
Step 3 Acquire your Asset – Invest in what you know and buy from who you trust!

With New Direction IRA, you’ll have a secure, technologically advanced, and education-based IRA provider in your corner through every step of the process. Our A+ BBB rating reflects over 15 years of outstanding customer service.

FREE Educational Videos

Foundations of Self-Directed IRAs

Explore the basics in this introduction to self-directed retirement accounts. Learn how your IRA can participate in a wide variety of alternative investment options.

Introduction to Self-Directed IRA – Invest in What You Know

This webinar will help you understand the fundamental IRS rules surrounding disqualified persons, prohibited transactions, and partnering options. You’ll also receive an overview of common alternative asset strategies.

Tips for Addressing Your Investment Fears

All investments carry a certain degree of risk, but a comprehensive due diligence approach can help mitigate that risk. This presentation offers investors at any level–from self-directed newcomers to seasoned veterans–a series of techniques for identifying and limiting risk whenever possible.

10 Ways to Invest for Retirement

Self-directed IRAs can invest in any asset allowed by the IRS (it’s a very long list!). This webinar will address 10 alternative assets—from relatively common to slightly more obscure–and discuss how to incorporate them into your long-term retirement strategy.