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The Rocket Dollar Guide to Self-Directed Retirement Plans
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Chris Palmisano


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Giving Back Can Benefit Others & Your Retirement Account

Spreading goodwill and helping our fellow man always comes into sharper focus during the holiday season. It’s a time when people give back for the many blessings they enjoy in their personal and professional lives.

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Rocket Dollar API Launch

Today, we’re excited to announce the beta program of our Rocket Dollar Funding and Account Opening API. The API allows investment platforms, investment issuers/sponsors, and financial institutions to partner with Rocket Dollar and allow Rocket Dollar...

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5 Things to Consider When Making a P2P Loan From Your Self-Directed IRA

A Self-Directed IRA is a powerful investment tool that lets you invest in a variety of alternatives, including private or peer-to-peer lending. While having checkbook-level control of retirement funds allows investors to quickly fund a wide range of...

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3 Ways Angel Investors Benefit When They Invest with a Self-Directed Account

Angel investors are often the lifeblood of early-stage and startup businesses. In addition to providing much-needed capital, angels also typically provide strategic insight, guidance and expertise for new businesses.

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Making Your Retirement Money Work For You: Real Estate Investing

I know that investing in real estate using my Rocket Dollar account brings many benefits to my retirement portfolio. From building equity through appreciation to generating passive income to the shelter provided by tax-deferred capital gains, there are...

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Self-Directed IRA versus a Traditional IRA: What are the Primary Differences?

People often ask us about the primary differences between “traditional” individual retirement accounts and the Self-Directed IRAs. In the grand scheme of things, there aren’t many differences; what’s emerged over time, however, are the different...

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Unlocking the power of self-directed retirement accounts for angel investing in businesses and startups

Investing through company-sponsored retirement accounts is a bit like ordering from those limited menus at the annual company dinner party — everyone chooses from the same two or three entrees.

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Startup Founders, Your Next Investor Is Closer To Home Than You Think

Raising money from family and friends is the most common form of initial-stage startup funding. Angel investors typically pass on ground-floor businesses, and bank executives won’t even allow aspiring entrepreneurs to book a meeting (picture them...

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Impact Investing: Using Your Retirement Dollars to Create and Affect Change

Many of today’s investors desire to invest in asset classes that not only generate financial return but also have a direct and measurable environmental or social impact.Impact investing is a growing trend as socially conscious investors seek ways to...