• The Ultimate Self-Directed IRA

  • Using Self-Directed IRAs & Solo 401ks to Invest in Real Estate, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrencies, Gold, Private Businesses, Startups, Exotics & Much More...in Plain English
  • By: Jeff Astor
  • Narrated by: Ed Bonnyman
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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The Ultimate Self-Directed IRA

By: Jeff Astor
Narrated by: Ed Bonnyman
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Publisher's Summary

Most people have never heard of Self-Directed IRAs (SD IRAs)...

And those who discover them can't believe no one ever told them about them beforehand.

$20 Trillion

Americans have some $20 trillion (yes trillion!) in retirement dollars (IRAs, 401k, etc.). About 97% of those dollars are invested in Wall Street, i.e., stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Many people are unhappy with the market, but don't know what else to do.

Go Off Wall Street

Only a small percent have learned that they can take their retirement dollars out of Wall Street and invest them elsewhere. For instance, they can invest in real estate; in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (very hot now); in gold and precious metals; in tax liens; in loans and mortgage notes. Some are even investing in things like Arabian race horses, treasure hunt amusement parks, Hollywood films, etc.

An SD IRA opens up an entirely new field of opportunity that most people in the $20 trillion group have no idea exists.

Why This Book Is Different

The challenge has been informing people of this: letting them know that it exists and explaining it simply in ways everyone can understand. That's what this book by Jeff Astor is about. It explains all the basics in plain English. In an hour or so of listening, you will learn 95% or more of the basics about SD IRAs. And the part you don't know? You’ll know how to find it and/or whom to ask. This book is a breakthrough in that regard. No other book on the subject explains so much so simply so succinctly.

The author has manned the phones at Broad Financial, an industry leader in the self-directed plan, daily for five years. He's been in contact with some 10,000 people during that time, explaining the basics and clarifying even the most complex questions with straightforward answers. Now, he's distilled his knowledge in one place, in a "quick no-nonsense guide" - breaking down the information into small, bite-size chunks, and even throwing in a little humor.

Listen and learn about something that may change your life in ways you never thought possible.

Some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Why Are People Self-Directing? You’ll learn about diversifying, rebalancing, hedging against a recession, and more.
  • What Can I Invest In? Though real estate is the most common, you can also invest your IRA in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, gold, tax liens, loans, startups, peer-to-peer platforms, exotics, and more.
  • What Can’t I Invest In? You’ll learn exactly what to stay away from so that you remain clear of any troubles with the IRS.
  • Real People, Real Stories: One of my favorite chapters, because it’s about people like you.
  • And much more....
©2017 Jeffrey Astor (P)2019 Jeffrey Astor

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The title should be Politically Correct Investing

A liberal guide to social responsible investing. The book is not about making money but about change. With social change being the driving goal of the book anything about making money, IRA's or SDIRA only mentioned in passing.

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Great quick read!

This was a quick read with lots of information about a complex topic. I am glad I read it. I will be following up with Broad Financial.

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Chapter 5 cut out midway through it

Was enjoying the book, seem to be informative.
Then chapter 5 prematurely Cut out and went to chapter 6.

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Short and sweet

I was pleased with the detail covered and the difference between checkbook SDIRA’s and just custodial. Worth the price completely and I will look into the company he works for Broad Financial.

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Excellent

Concise & informative!
Listened to entire book in one sitting.
Well written book by very knowledgeable author!

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Good But Incomplete

Good information but leaves you wanting. You'll understand and I mean when you reach the abrupt ending.

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Eye Opening Investment Strategy

Eye Opening investment strategy, especially for someone who is in the accumulation phase of investing. Definitely something I will pass on to my college age children. Aggressive, aggressive.

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wanting more

this book delves into the surface of the different 401 and SDIRA . it gets you excited to learn more and start investing!

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great stepping stone

this book was great to better understanding IRAs and other vehicles for investment. the book leads to more questions but it's good because it gets the ball rolling.

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A must read

Wow, I I've been looking for a book on this subject and finally found a clear concise and super informative review of Self Directed Retirement Plans. A must read.