When it comes to investing for retirement, the author of today’s article argues that “While there has been an explosion in passive investing in recent years, investing specifically in your area of expertise can give you a leg up.” How? By using a self-directed account that allows you to make investments in alternative asset classes associated with that area of expertise. However, the author cautions, while “The scope of what you can do with a self-directed account is broad…the IRS does have rules around what you cannot do with an IRA or 401(k) plan.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“It’s nothing less than a war they’re waging on retirement – and it’s going to cost you,” cautions the author of today’s article in regards to the shelving of the Department of Labor’s “Best Interest” rule, which aims to protect retirement savers and their nest eggs from shifty agents and unnecessary fees (to the tune of $17 billion) by requiring that all advisers offering investment advice for retirement accounts act in the best interests of their clients. With investors losing an estimated $40 million a day as a result of the practices the rule seeks to prevent, what can you do to protect your money? CLICK HERE for the author’s advice.