Recently investors have exited the stock market because they have lost control. They relied on the advice of brokers and financial advisors and retirement accounts have dwindled or not increased. There is a great alternative: the self-directed IRA. Learn how to turn your IRA into a wealth-building tool that you control! Find out how to benefit from new IRS rules and stay away from problems. With a self-directed IRA you can purchase real estate, buy a business, invest in tax liens, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or any investment allowed by IRS regulations. This book shows you how to set up your account with a custodian to deal with the day-to-day activities, such as depositing contributions and settling transactions. It's easy and puts you back in control of your retirement.Peterson, Nora is the author of 'Retire Rich With Your Self Directed IRA What Your Broker & Banker Don't Want You to Know About Managing Your Own Retirement Investments', published 2006 under ISBN 9780910627726 and ISBN 091062772X.