A 2012 report by McKinsey and Co. found a 14% increase in alternative investments, from $2.9 trillion in total funds invested, to $6.5 trillion in 2011. Alternative investments include self-directed IRAs, in which account holders can invest in a broad…
Solo 401(k) Plans
Solo 401(k) plans are self-directed retirement plans designed for small-business owners who have no full-time employees (other than self or spouse). These plans may be self-administered by the business owner, making him or her the “trustee” and thereby eliminating the need to engage a third party to handle administration or investments.
A solo 401(k) plan is a great investment tool that provides a wide range of investment choices, as well as checkbook control, which means you have the decision making power regarding how your funds are invested. These plans also offer other excellent retirement savings features such as high contribution limits, a Roth savings component, and the ability to personally borrow from your plan. The Solo 401k is the best option if you are self-employed and would like to maximize contributions to your retirement plan or take advantage of the loan provision.
Learn more about the power and flexibility provided by the Solo 401(k) plans in this section of our blog, with useful articles to help you make the best decisions for your retirement funds and your financial future.
*This blog post is the first article of a two part series, be sure to check back for the second and final article. There are several types of self-directed IRA, 401(k) and business funding programs available. If you are contemplating…