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21st Century Diversification: A guide to investing retirement funds.

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Information Regarding Covid-19 and Your Rocket Dollar Account

We are currently living through some of the toughest times many of us have experienced. We have a responsibility to be conscious of those around us, heed the warnings of professionals, and separate ourselves from colleagues and friends for a while. The...

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How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed?

While the world of cryptocurrencies has exploded in recent years, taxes continue to be a headache for many investors. As governments pay closer attention to these assets and decide how to tax them, folks must stay up to date with the most recent news,...

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Did you know Henry, CFP® writes for Forbes?

Henry Yoshida, CFP®, our CEO at Rocket Dollar, which helps Americans unlock retirement funds with Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401(k) plans, writes for the Forbes Finance Council. The Forbes Finance Council is an invitation-only organization for...

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Investing Locally With a Self-Directed Account: How to Invest in a Taco Truck Small Business With Your Rocket Dollar IRA

Investing in your community is a great way to have a positive impact on your local business environment, and also a great way to make investments that you can feel great about making. Rather than investing in a soulless mutual fund, making investments in...

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Just Land Your Dream Job? Don't Forget Your Old 401(k)

Few situations in life are more stressful than a job loss, and chances are if you find yourself in this situation, your 401(k) account is the last thing on your mind. However, after taking the time to breathe, assess your job prospects, update your...

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Rocket Dollar Self-Directed Accounts: Win-Win for Investor Relations

When competing for investor dollars, merely offering a healthy return is not always enough to keep investors happy. Keeping investors engaged with their money in new and interesting ways should be the goal of any fund.

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Playing the Long Game: Equity Investing In a Small Business

Small business investing can be a fantastic way to diversify your investment portfolio while investing in businesses that you care about, or visit frequently.

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Crowdfunding Using A Self-Directed IRA

Crowdfunding is very popular. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has 45 registered crowdfunding portals, including EnrichHER Funding, NetCapital Funding Portal Inc., Razitall Inc., etc.

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Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Zers Retirement Alert: 6 Things to Today with your IRA or 401(K) to Retire 1–5 Years Earlier

Rocket Dollar account holders have the power to invest in any asset class allowed by the IRS. Our expert team created this list of 6 action items to do in your finances to retire 1–5 years earlier than expected.

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How to Invest in Private Equity with a Self-Directed Retirement Account

Rocket Dollar investors can use the tax-advantaged dollars in their Self-Directed IRAs to make private equity investments, including startup capital, funding strategic growth, or restructuring capital for businesses undergoing operational reorganization.

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The SECURE Act and How It Affects Estate Planning

The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act represents the first significant change to retirement legislation since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. 

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Hard Money/Private Money Lending with a Self-Directed Solo 401(k)

“There’s always room for growth in any business,” says Patrick St. Cin, Rocket Dollar account holder and former financial advisor. As a current private money broker and hard money lender, Patrick sat down with Rocket Dollar to discuss why he chose a...

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Invest Alongside VCs & Institutions, On the Same Terms

Understanding that pursuing early-stage investments is a must, we discussed how and why you can pair OurCrowd investments with a Rocket Dollar retirement account.

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The New IRS Contribution Limits

Each year, the IRS announces changes to retirement plan contributions for 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and more. If you’re in the process of saving for retirement, it is essential to know the current contribution limits and take maximum...

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How Austin Founders Can Raise More Money Faster

Startup founders face many challenges. One of the biggest startup challenges is securing enough funds to meet cash flow needs. Cash flow issues can inhibit your company’s early-stage growth. These issues could be delays in strategic implementation, not...

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November 2019 KingsCrowd Top Deal Selection

At KingsCrowd, we give you access to investment tools to make informed decisions with your money. And what better way to kick off the holiday season than aiding budding entrepreneurs in making their dreams and ideas become a reality? Thanks to equity...

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The Reality of #MillennialRetirementPlan

Millennials can be a complicated demographic to figure out. They’re better educated than any previous generation (40 percent have bachelor’s degrees), the majority enjoy working (72 percent are employed), they often stick with their employers (50 percent...

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One of The Best Crowdfunding Sites to Raise Fast: CrowdfundNC

Will McGuire has deep roots in the Raleigh, N.C. entrepreneurial community. Last year, while attending the city’s annual Innovate Raleigh summit, McGuire was struck by the fact that the dominant topic being discussed among hundreds of entrepreneurs,...

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Four Investment Opportunities for the Self-Employed

The gig economy is here to stay—roughly 34% of the U.S. workforce is employed through gig-based or freelance jobs. Most freelancers and gig workers love the freedom that comes from working independently. While the personal freedom is great, the truth is...