Self-Directed IRA Provider, Silverstone, Enhances Retirement Education with Retirement Calculator Blog

May 01, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Silverstone, a provider of uniquely-structured self-directed retirement accounts launches a new site to help in the education and expansion of retirement knowledge and expertise at With the launch of the new site comes a blog which showcases some of the nuances of retiring in today's fickle market circumstances. In addition, the site will be used to actively promote Silverstone's self-directed IRA rollover services which allows for individual investors to invest in real estate using their retirement funds.

Enhanced Education

Today's near-retiree, on average, does not have much saved for retirement. For instance, standard retirement statistics indicate that most people over the age of 50 have less than $50,000 saved for retirement in a tax-advantaged account like an IRA or 401(k). As such, there is a large education gap in what people should do to save for retirement. "A large number of near retirees are unfortunately missing out on many of the tax-advantages retirement funds offer," says Jon Castano of Silverstone. "There is a big education gap with retirement savings, but there is also a very large habit gap."

Consequently, the retirement blog is aimed at boosting retirement savings knowledge and understanding while at the same time helping to showcase some of the solutions offered by the Silverstone team. "It's ultimately a win-win: retirees get the knowledge they need to enhance the quality of life in retirement while Silverstone is able to sell more of its services and retirement accounts to potential investors," says Castano.

Self-Directed IRA Services

As provider of some of the best financial products on the market, Silverstone allows individual investors to convert current traditional and Roth IRA and 401(k) accounts into tax-advantaged, self-directed retirement accounts. Such accounts allow investors to move retirement funds out of Wall Street investments and into more lucrative positions such as:

  • Private equity and private placement deals
  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • Financial notes and financial paper
  • Gold, silver and other precious metals

  • Another compelling feature of a self-directed IRA is the checkbook control feature that allows users to immediately invest in opportunities by simply writing a check from the balance on their retirement account. This provides a speedy way to avoid untimely custodial delays that can hamper distressed opportunities as they come available.

    About Silverstone

    Silverstone is a Seattle-based provider of self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k) accounts. The company works directly with individual investors on helping them rollover and convert retirement accounts with the unique ability to invest in alternative assets.