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The Insider's Guide to Tax-Free Real Estate Investments: Retire Rich Using Your IRA

The Insider's Guide to Tax-Free Real Estate Investments: Retire Rich Using Your IRA

Diane Kennedy, Dolf de Roos

ISBN: 978-0-470-08711-4

Feb 2007

256 pages



This guide from bestselling real estate authors de Roos and Kennedy shows you how to use tax-free retirement funds to invest in real estate. Using real estate IRAs, you can combine the tax benefits of retirement funds with the high rates of appreciation in the real estate market, growing your retirement investments by leaps and bounds. This handy book shows you how.

Introduction: The Secret Financial Planners Don’t Want You to Know.

SECTION ONE: Why Traditional Thinking Isn’t Going to Work Anymore.

CHAPTER 1. Why Some Retirement Plans Are Failing.

CHAPTER 2. How Much Is Enough?

CHAPTER 3. Another Ticking Tax Bomb.

SECTION TWO: Alternative Plans for Work and Retirement.

CHAPTER 4. Getting Rich in Today’s World.

CHAPTER 5. Saving for Retirement.

CHAPTER 6. New Strategies for New Plans.

SECTION THREE: Putting Your Money to Work.

CHAPTER 7. More Secrets Your Financial Planner Never Told You.

CHAPTER 8. Distributions from Your Pension Fund.

SECTION FOUR: Strategies to Make Your Money Work Even Harder with Less Effort.

CHAPTER 9. The IRA or Tax-Free LLC: Control from a Distance.

CHAPTER 10. The Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up, Maintaining, and Running Your IRA or Tax-Free LLC.

SECTION FIVE: Tricks and Traps of Leverage.

CHAPTER 11. Leveraging Your Money.

CHAPTER 12. The Consequences of Leveraging.

SECTION SIX: Business Tips,Real Estate Flips, and Power Trips.

CHAPTER 13. What Kind of Real Estate Should You Buy (and How Do You Find It)?

CHAPTER 14. What Kind of Businesses Should You Buy (and How Do You Do It)?

CHAPTER 15. Investing beyond Our Borders.

SECTION SEVEN: It’s Never Too Late.

CHAPTER 16. What If You’re 40+ and Have No Pension?

CHAPTER 17. What If You’ve Got All Your Money Tied Up in a Traditional 401(k)?

CHAPTER 18. Is Real Estate Over?


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