To significantly grow wealth, it doesn’t hurt to learn from those who are good at it, more specifically looking at the investing habits of those with a good track record of growing their wealth. And university endowments have been some of the most successful investors at growing wealth. And ranked among the wealthiest and most successful of university endowments is the Yale University Endowment.
During the 2012 elections, one of the revelations that came out about Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s finances was that his self-directed IRA was worth up to $100m. With current annual contribution limits of $5,500 for those younger than 50 and $6,500 for 50 and older, how the heck does anybody build an IRA worth $100m?
With a self-directed IRA with checkbook control, the owner has complete signing authority over his/her retirement funds. No more going through an administrator to fund investments. This type of control offers greater investment freedom, allowing the owner to manage assets with ease.