Investors Diversify Retirement Assets Over Inflation Fears

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With caution in mind, more people are investing outside the stock market into areas usually considered less volatile. To facilitate this broader diversification of investment monies, many are turning to "self-directed IRAs." These specially structured retirement accounts provide investors with the ability to direct IRA and/or 401(k) funds into more nontraditional - yet historically more secure - investments, like tax liens, residential and commercial real estate, hard-money loans, etc.

Concern over inflation has driven many investors to consider diversifying their retirement investments. In July the Energy Information Agency showed the highest recorded gain in gasoline demand for any four-week period. This, in addition to record-high oil prices and slumps in the lending and housing industry, has lead many investors to fear inflation. Inflation is notorious for negatively affecting stock market earnings.

With caution in mind, more people are diversifying their accounts outside the stock market into areas with less volatile earnings patterns. To facilitate this broader diversification of investment monies, many are turning to Guidant Financial Group to set up a self-directed IRA. These specially structured retirement accounts enable investors to direct IRA and/or 401(k) funds into more nontraditional investments, like tax liens, residential and commercial real estate, hard-money loans, etc., in addition to their securities investments.

"Diversifying your investments is never a bad idea," says David Nilssen, president and CEO of Guidant Financial Group, a leading retirement account facilitation company. "The proverbial 'putting all your eggs in one basket' is something that you should consider avoiding in your financial investments - especially with today's concerns about inflation."

Guidant's truly self-directed accounts even provide clients with checkbook control, meaning investors have instant access to their retirement money. This allows on-the-spot purchases and provides the flexibility to take advantage of market trends as they happen.

"I have been able to diversify my retirement much more than I ever expected," says Tim Olsen, a current client of Guidant's. "Guidant provides a unique product that allows you to take an active role in your retirement future. . . . I have made more money in a couple weeks than my previous 401(k) made in an entire year."

About Guidant Financial Group

Guidant Financial Group is the premier provider of self-directed IRAs and business-funding solutions through IRAs and 401(k)s. Guidant's services allow investors the freedom to make investments in real estate, franchises, businesses, tax liens and more by accessing their retirement accounts without penalty before retirement age. For more information on Self-directed IRAs or Business Financing, please visit http://www.guidantfinancial.com.

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