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

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Investing Strategies by Age

Investment strategies should be fluid and change over time—what’s best for Gen Zers or Millennials isn’t even close to the same investment strategy for the millions of Baby Boomers nearing retirement age.

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Solo 401(k) vs SEP IRA: How to Choose

Choosing between a Solo 401(k) plan (also known as a one-participant 401(k) plan) and a simplified employee pension (SEP) plan is kind of like choosing between a ribeye from Morton’s or one from Ruth’s Chris—both are excellent options. Let’s take a...

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Regiment: Top FinTech Consulting Company

It takes seasoned professionals to recognize solid investment opportunities, and Rocket Dollar’s latest partnership provides a wealth of opportunities to gain portfolio diversification for our Self-Directed IRA and Solo 401(k) account holders.

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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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Veteran Founders and Fundraisers | Rocket Dollar

Army veterans Sean Drake and David Millner met in the early 1990s while serving as lieutenants in the 7th Infantry Division at Ford Ord, Calif. More than two decades later, Millner heard that Drake was managing a “veteranpreneurship” venture capital...

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When & How to HODL Cryptocurrency in an IRA or Solo 401(k)

Congratulations on taking your Self-Directed account into the 21st century! The IRS allows you to take your hard-earned dollars and retire with bitcoin and other digital assets. You should be commended and looking for ways to make the most of your...

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How Does A Self-Directed Solo 401(k) Save You in Taxes?

Tax time can fill anyone with trepidation, but the apprehension of looming tax liability can be especially worrisome for independent contractors, freelancers and gig workers who generate the bulk of their annual income through self-employment.

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October KingsCrowd Top Deal Selection

Happy Fall! In case you missed it, SEC Chair Jay Clayton told Yahoo Finance he fears that retail investors today don’t have access to the fastest-growing companies simply because most are choosing to stay private for longer. Fortunately, we here at...

Use a Self-Directed IRA to Build a Real Estate Empire

Backed by a physical asset, real estate offers one of the lowest investment risks of any asset class coupled with high stability and  strong  expectation that, over time, investment properties likely will realize significant appreciation.

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Should You Buy a Self-Directed Solo 401(k)?

In order to be eligible for the Self-Directed Solo 401(k) account, you must be self-employed and have no full time employees. Further eligibility requirements and exceptions below.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Self-Directed Solo 401(k)

Historically, creating a Solo 401(k) as an investment vehicle was a complicated process — but no longer. Rocket Dollar streamlined the process of creating a Self-Directed Solo 401(k), making it easy for people with money locked in standard retirement...

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Rocket Dollar Gold: Self-Directed IRA with Checkbook and Debit Card

Winning investments are often all about timing. Rocket Dollar investors can get priority funding for their investments, as well as timely customer support, to help them make more confident investment decisions through our new premium-tier account...

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Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Self-Directed IRA

Rocket Dollar provides customers unparalleled access to a wide range of alternative investments, from real estate to private equity to cryptocurrencies through Self-Directed IRAs or Solo 401(k)s. We recently sat down with Mark Peck, director of business...

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Best Investment Ever? Alternative Investments Carry the Day

Alternative investments are crucial for portfolio diversification — and in some cases, they may rank among the best investments you’ll ever make.

Savvy institutional investors and high net worth individuals are shifting their exposure away from stocks...

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Books the Rocket Dollar Team Loves

We asked the Rocket Dollar team what their favorite books are and we got a myriad of answers from startup tales to applying risk assessment principles in everyday life. Check out their recommendations below:

NASDAQ Congratulates Rocket Dollar In Times Square 

Rocket Dollar reached a new milestone in Q3 of 2019: customers in all 50 states and $50M assets under management, and NASDAQ recognized the milestone in Times Square.

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Investing in Timber To Diversify Your Portfolio

Portfolio diversification is crucial to withstanding bear markets. Rocket Dollar investors who want to diversify their tax-deferred investment assets can potentially find a favorable hedge against market volatility and risk by investing in timberland.

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Invest in EnrichHER Crowdfunding Platform with a Self-Directed IRA

Rocket Dollar’s latest company partnership offers investors seeking short-term tax-deferred investment options the ability to create strong social impact among women-led businesses as well.

Henry Yoshida Pitches at iOi Summit 2019

Henry gets on stage in front of 3,000 real estate investors to share how Rocket Dollar can change the way they invest, for the better. 

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