Advanta IRA Administration’s Monte Smith Talks Shop: Benefits of Self-Directed Roth IRAs

As a relatively new investment vehicle, Roth IRAs came into being through the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Roth IRAs have become a popular account that eligible investors use to grow retirement funds as contributions are made after tax, allowing all earnings to build on a tax-free basis.

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Monte Smith, Advanta IRA Administration

Roth IRAs offer the benefit of post-tax contributions, allowing earnings to accrue on a tax-free basis. Distributions of earnings may be taken on a tax-free basis if you are over the age of 59 ½ and have owned the account for at least 5 years.

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 16, 2014

Roth IRAs are very attractive for investors but there are but there are strict eligibility and distribution rules that apply that one must be aware of when considering this type of investment account. Monte Smith of Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, Georgia, is an expert in all areas of self-directed savings plans, which includes Roth IRAs.

Only those within a certain income level are eligible to enjoy the benefits of having a Roth IRA, depending on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). For example, for the year 2014 you can contribute to a Roth IRA if you have taxable income and your modified adjusted gross income is less than:

  •     Married individuals filing jointly: $191,000
  •     Single or head of household: $129,000
  •     Married, filing separate returns: $10,000
Knowing the eligibility and income limits of Roth IRAs is crucial:
  •     Individuals of all ages who have an income can own a Roth IRA.
  •     Anyone with earned income that does not exceed the income limits listed above is eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA.
  •     As of 2010, the income limit for conversions is eliminated. So, if an individual wanted to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA that can be accomplished regardless of that person’s income.
Self-directed Roth IRAs are popular tools investors use to control their own investments and common assets permissible within these accounts include real estate, private notes and mortgages, precious metals, stocks, bonds, foreign exchange trading and much more,” says Monte Smith, Education and Marketing Director for Advanta IRA Administration. “Roth IRAs offer the benefit of post-tax contributions, allowing earnings to accrue on a tax-free basis. Distributions of earnings may be taken on a tax-free basis if you are over the age of 59 ½ and have owned the account for at least 5 years.” Disabled person and first-time home buyers are also allowed tax-free distributions.

Self-directed IRA administrator Advanta IRA is offering an Atlanta-area seminar on March 19th and a lunch and learn event on March 21st at no cost to attendees to educate investors on the benefits of self-directed Roth IRAs.

The following topics will be covered in both of Advanta IRA Administration’s events:

  •     Eligibility and income limits
  •     Contribution limits and conversion process
  •     Distribution rules and process
Join Smith, for either or both of these events and learn how to take advantage of the potential power of a self-directed Roth IRA.

Seminar – The Power of Self-Directed Roth IRAs
Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 3525 Piedmont Rd NE, Bldg 8, Ste 101, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30305
Cost: No charge
Register: Before 5:00 p.m. on March 18th by contacting Teresa Chin at tchin(at)advantairagroup(dot)com or by calling (800) 425-0643, ext. 1147.

Lunch & Learn – The Power of Self-Directed Roth IRAs
Date: March 21, 2014
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Advanta IRA Administration, 3525 Piedmont Rd., NE, Bld. 8, Ste. 101, Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost: No charge; lunch is provided
Register: Before 5:00 p.m. on March 20th by contacting Teresa Chin at tchin(at)advantairagroup(dot)com or by calling (800) 425-0643, ext. 1147.

About Advanta IRA Administration

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 10 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed retirement accounts throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP™. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients and other investors in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize retirement earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.

About Monte Smith

Monte Smith, Education and Marketing Director at Advanta IRA Administration, is a former financial analyst and high school Spanish teacher. He’s a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. At Advanta IRA, Monte strives to present the self-direction concept in an easy-to-understand format that instills confidence and empowerment for investors. He leads weekly seminars and webinars on a variety of self-directed investment topics including foreign currency exchange, tax liens, hard money lending and mobile homes. He also speaks regularly to investor groups and offers complementary continuing education coursework to realtors.


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