By implementing our program and placing Mr. Jones’ IRA in an interest earning SHIRA™ account, we were able to structure a plan to meet his goals and objectives. He now had the needed additional income to qualify for the loan he required to continue the standard of living he was accustomed to, while at the same time, safe guarding the principal value of his IRA and investing for his future.
The IRA – individual retirement account, is still an enigma to many people. Frequently set up at the suggestion of a CPA or financial advisor as a way to offset income tax in a given year, the retirement account is often hurriedly created in a stock market based fund and then forgotten. Left to grow-or diminish- with little or no management on the part of the IRA owner. It is not unusual for the beneficiary to have no conception of the variety of investment options available to them. Once placed with a market oriented money manager, it is up to the IRA owner to discover investment options other than those Wall Street has to offer.
Let me tell you about how our client has used her two SAFE HARBOR®-Directed IRA’s™ (SHIRA™) to help buy two properties that she and her husband could personally use and qualify for a loan when she ran into problems with debt to income ratio. Because our program offers flexibility and control, our client was able to structure her SHIRA(™s) with her wants and needs in real time and as they were evolving.