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About Tim Schmidt

Tim Schmidt

A Florida-based Entrepreneur, Author, and Life Hacker, Tim Schmidt decided to take control of his retirement portfolio several years ago by setting up a self-directed IRA. This blog shares his thoughts and opinions on the top of retirement and investments. You can follow his career and travels on his Official Website as well as on his Instagram page.

Here are my most recent posts

How to Convert a SEP IRA to a Roth IRA

If you want to avoid having to pay taxes on the distributions in retirement when you have a simplified employee pension individual retirement account, you have the choice of converting it into a Roth IRA. This can be done regardless of having the pension account...

5 Steps to Improving Your Credit Score

Understanding your credit is one thing, but being able to improve your credit score without higher credit repair company Trump’s all. It’s pretty much means you can qualify for lower interest rates, better benefits on your credit cards and you can borrow...

How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Turning the excess stuff laying around your home into cold hard cash is a brilliant way to get rid of your clutter. And you have a number of different options to do so at this point including eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, Facebook, and even classifieds in the newspaper....

Money MGMT.

How to Convert a SEP IRA to a Roth IRA

If you want to avoid having to pay taxes on the distributions in retirement when you have a simplified employee pension individual retirement account, you have the choice of converting it into a Roth IRA. This can be done regardless of having the pension account...

What is a 529 Plan?

Today I'll share with you the basics of a 529 plan.  This plan operates as a savings plan for college that provides specific financial aid and tax related benefits. Many of today’s 529 plans are also used as a way to invest and save money for grade school tuition for...

Precious Metals

Retirement Tips

Where to Donate Used Books – 10 Options to Consider

Do you love buying books? Are you the type to stop at every bookstore in your path? Do you always buy at least one new book whenever you’re in a bookstore? It’s no secret to your family and friends that you’re a book fanatic. In fact, they enable your collecting habit...

Flipping Houses for Profit

Not that long ago, I met a guy who just decided that it was time to get started in the real estate game. He decided to become a real estate agent. But he didn’t end his education there. In fact, he decided to learn all he could about renovations too. This led to him...

Stock Market

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks

Know what feels even better than getting some money from a hard day's work? Making money passively! While some investments take a lot of research and speculating to choose the right place to put your money in a growth stock, you can rest easy when putting some of your...

Monroe Capital Corp Currently Offers a 14% Yield

​Those of you who are holding cash in retirement accounts may want to consider some stocks that yield high dividends.  I just came across this gem of a stock called Monroe Capital that is currently paying a 14% yield.  If that’s not jaw dropping, I don’t...

Making Money Investing in Gold Stocks

Among other precious metals, gold has been the most popular choice among investors. Most people today view the metal as a hedge against inflation and a measure of protection in stringent economic times. Many people choose gold to diversify their portfolios.There are...