Avoiding Illegal Schemes While Using a Self-Directed IRA to Its Fullest; Jim Hitt Reacts to Recent Article, "Beware of Illegal Roth IRA Schemes"

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Too many investors avoid a Self-Directed IRA because they believe they’re designed mainly for get-rich-quick schemes or even illegal activities. Jim Hitt of American IRA reacts to recent abuse of these accounts in response to a recent article by InvestorNews.com.

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American IRA CEO, Jim Hitt

There are ways to maximize your investment potential without resorting to these get-rich-quick schemes.

“The abuse of Roth IRAs continues,” according to a recent article at InvestmentNews.com. The story, titled “Beware of illegal Roth IRA schemes,” laid out the story of a man with a consulting business who got involved in a Roth IRA scheme of “Roth IRA Corporations.”

The scheme opened the man up to a number of troubles with the IRS thanks to failure to disclose reportable transactions and a number of other problems. And while the Roth IRA is typically a strong investment vehicle for allowing investments to grow tax-free, the abuse of the Roth IRA often occurs when schemes get involved—and the IRS gets shut out.

“There are ways to maximize your investment potential without resorting to these get-rich-quick schemes,” said Jim Hitt of American IRA. The North Carolina firm offers administration of Self-Directed IRAs including Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, Solo 401Ks, Simple IRAs, Health Savings Accounts, and Coverdell Education Accounts, but doesn’t make investment advice. “Investors need to invest in what they know and understand. Although it’s tempting to listen to an ‘expert’ tell you that everything will be okay, blindly trusting some people can lead to problems down the line.”

Although Jim Hitt advocates the Self-Directed IRA as a way to build retirement wealth through unconventional retirement investments—including real estate, private lending, precious metals, private companies, and more—Jim Hitt notes that individuals must employ professionals to assist them in doing the proper due diligence so that they are not caught in a scheme.

“Investors need to take control over their finances, even when they work with an adviser,” said Jim Hitt. “If you don’t educate yourself, you leave yourself susceptible to all sorts of schemes, including even retirement account schemes. When you know your tax liabilities and know your limits, you’ll be able to build a more flexible retirement nest egg. In this case, knowledge is power. Visit the knowledge center on our website to access our robust library of educational materials.”

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