Discover Why Millions Save with the Self-Directed Roth IRA

  • Enjoy tax-free retirement income
  • More flexibility with the Self-Directed Roth IRA
  • Make contributions after age 70 ½
  • High income earners can utilize the “backdoor”

The IRA Financial Difference

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12,000+ clients

IRA Financial Group’s tax and ERISA specialists have helped more than 12,000 clients self-direct their IRA and invest $4 billion in alternative assets, such as real-estate.

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Founder of IRA Financial Group and former tax and ERISA attorney, Adam Bergman, has published seven books to help investors self-direct their individual retirement account.

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Find IRA Financial Group on Forbes! Adam Bergman is a frequent contributor to and an official member of the Forbes Financial Council.

Experience You Need

IRA Financial Group has over a decade of experience helping investors self-direct their retirement accounts.

Tell Us What You Need

Our team will work one-on-one with you to establish a Self-Directed IRA, Solo 401(k) or ROBS solution that fits your goals.

Self-Directed Roth IRA Advantages

Tax-Free Investing

The primary advantage of using a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC to make investments is that all income and gains associated with the Roth IRA investment grow tax-free and will not be subject to tax upon withdrawal or distribution. This is because unlike traditional IRAs, you are generally not subject to any tax upon taking Roth IRA distributions once you reach the age of 59 1/2.

Investment Options

With the Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, you can invest in almost any type of investment, including real estate, private business entities, tax liens, precious metals and commercial paper tax-free!


With the Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, you can invest in almost any type of investment, including real estate, allowing you to diversify and better protect your retirement portfolio.

Checkbook Control

With a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, you have even more advantages, including what’s called “checkbook control.” As manager of the Self-Directed IRA LLC you will have the ability to make IRA investments without seeking the consent of a custodian. Instead, all decisions are truly yours.


With a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, you will have direct access to your IRA funds allowing you to make an investment quickly and efficiently. There is no need to obtain approvals from your custodian, or deal with time delays in awaiting approval from your custodian, or pay any review fees.


With a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, when you find an investment that you want to make with your IRA funds, simply write a check or wire the funds straight from your Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC bank account to make the investment. The Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC allows you to eliminate the delays associated with an IRA custodian, enabling you to act quickly when the right investment opportunity presents itself.

Lower fees

Another advantage to a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC account is that you can save a lot of money on custodian fees. With the “checkbook control” Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC structure, you will not be required to seek custodian approval when making IRA investments allowing you to eliminate custodian transaction fees and account valuation fees.

Limited Liability

By using a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC with “Checkbook Control”, your Roth IRA will benefit from the limited liability protection afforded by using an LLC. By using an LLC, all your Roth IRA assets held outside the LLC will be shielded from attack. This is especially important in the case of Roth IRA real estate investments where many state statutes impose an extended statute of limitation for claims arising from defects in the design or construction of improvements to real estate.

Asset & Creditor Protection

By using a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC with “Checkbook Control”, the Roth IRA holder’s Roth IRA will be protected for up to $1 million in the case of personal bankruptcy. In addition, most states will shield a Self-Directed Roth IRA from creditors attack against the Roth IRA holder outside of bankruptcy. Therefore, by using a Self-Directed Roth IRA LLC, the Roth IRA will be generally protected against creditor attack against the Roth IRA holder.

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“What about your IRA, including rollover IRA? You need to look at state law, advises tax attorney Adam Bergman of New York’s IRA Financial Group.”

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“Adam Bergman…gets several calls a day from clients like McDermott looking to invest their retirement funds in real estate. ‘Our average client has retirement accounts of about $150,000 and is looking to buy one or two properties.'”

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“Jeff Brown…transferred roughly $50,000 from his workplace 401(k) to purchase homes to fix up and sell…He uses a self-directed IRA that he set up through IRA Financial Group in Miami Beach.”


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