Advanta IRA Hosts Lunch and Learn: Self-Directed IRAs and Private Lending Investments

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

“Private lending transactions allow self-directed IRAs to perform the same actions a bank or other lending institution does in extending loans for mortgages, trust deeds, secured and unsecured notes, and even for things such as judgments and structured settlements,” says Jack Callahan, Managing Partner of Advanta IRA Services in Largo, Florida. A growing number of investors use these accounts to invest in in nearly any type of lending transaction they deem might prove to be potentially successful.

Self-directed IRAs allow account owners total and complete control in choosing their own investments in things they know and understand. Additionally, these accounts allow a myriad of alternative investments besides private lending options. Real estate, precious metals, oil, gas and timber options, foreign exchange and futures trading are just a few popular non-traditional assets used to build income for retirement. .

In private lending transactions, account owners determine the terms of the loan made by their plans—which is how the IRA makes money. The account owner fully vets and chooses the loan recipient, dictates the terms of the loan, and decides whether to provide a secured or unsecured loan. Secured loans are backed by collateral to protect from default. For example, if a note is extended for a mortgage and the borrower defaults, the IRA can take possession of the home. Unsecured loans typically are offered at a higher rate of interest in lieu of collateral. “Profit from private lending is largely gained through earnings on interest rates and this income flows directly into a self-directed IRA on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis,” says Callahan.

Private lending through a self-directed IRA offers benefits for the borrower, as well. The IRA can often provide funds to the borrower much faster, with more accommodating terms than traditional lending institutions.

Advanta IRA Services is holding this lunch and learn to educate investors on how to successfully use self-directed IRAs to invest in private loans. Investors of all levels are invited and encouraged to attend.

Topics to be discussed:

    Various types of loans that Advanta IRA’s clients make using their retirement plans
    The benefits that can come with private lending
    Disqualified persons and the potential pitfalls of private lending
    How an IRA can actually be the borrower on a transaction and non-recourse loans

Event: Lunch and Learn—Be the Bank Using a Self-Directed IRA

Date: October 10, 2014

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST

Location: 13191 Starkey Road, Ste. 9, Largo, FL 33773

Cost: None; lunch is provided

Register: Before 5 pm on October 9th by contacting Larissa Greene by phone at (727) 581-9853 x 1140, or by emailing lgreene(at)advantairagroup(dot)com.

About Advanta IRA

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over ten years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP™. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.

About Jack Callahan

Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP™, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.

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