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Compassionate Capitalist Show - Unlocking the Investment Potential of Your 401K

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Karen Rands

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Self Directed Retirement Accounts (IRA and ROTH) have long been a means to put retirement funds to work creating greater yield by investing in alternative investments -- LLP for Oil & Gas, Minerals, Real Estate---AND private ventures.  Many long term employees have climbed the corporate ladder and earned matching funds from their employers to accumulate their golden 'nest egg'.  The wealthy get wealthier because they know this Inside Secret: converting some or all of their 401K golden nest egg into their own venture fund with a specific diversification strategy for short term and long term gains, plus a steady feed of Earnings and Capital Gains that go back into the retirement account tax free or tax deferred, depending on the structure. 

It is not common knowledge, and why it is an 'inside secret' that Karen covers in her book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  Listen to how to use this as an entrepreneur seeking investment capital or as an angel investing seeking better returns than offered through traditional stock exchange investing.

This is a replay of an interview from January of 2020 with guest Patrick Hagen, the National Director of Business Development for STRATA Trust Company, a self-directed IRA custodian that specializes in holding alternative assets for IRA/401(k) account holders. Karen & Patrick discuss the various types of self-directed IRAs investors with an emphasis on private placement space.  Additionally Rocket Dollar and Entrust have similar programs.

Visit to learn how we help investors get started angel investing and help to reduce their risk of investing in a bad deal-- likely to not scale to the sought after ROI or worse, completely bomb.