Most of the major media sites have personal finance or retirement sections. Most have a team of writers or researchers or both who post useful info on planning your retirement. There is good stuff out there. None directly talk about self directed retirement like we do, but hey, we know that this creative alternative isn’t for everyone. My gut tells me that maybe only 1% of the US market might be savvy enough to want to set up their own solo 401k and truly direct their own retirement asset. That’s what — roughly 3 million people?
USA Today has a pretty robust retirement area. In particular, Sandra Block often has a good post or column on issues facing the solo 401k. Again, this doesn’t always target the self directed option,but i should add that i’m using my own solo 401k plan (the one that Gary Anderson helped me create for my company: Q4 Sales) to invest in a startup AND in traditional stocks. The beauty of a self directed solo 401k plan (for the entrepreneurs and small biz owners out there — and solo consultants) is that you CAN do it all. This is no idle promise — remember my earlier post on the 401kHelpCenter site.
CNN Money is another useful major media site. Walter Updegrave has some good stuff on IRAs, 401k, and other retirement topics. His recent one was about an old fashioned look at modern investing. Again, in an effort to be honest advisors, we don’t encourage everyone or even most people to use the option of a self directed 401k — and Walter probably would echo that same thought. We refer to these experts because they’ve been around a long time and have a great history for serving readers/investors.
CNN Money also has a fun, and sometimes surprising places, on the best 35 neighborhoods to retire in. I’m always glad that my neighborhood doesn’t show up in these lists!!
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