The law permits IRA funds to be invested in just about anything except life insurance and collectibles.
That means you can invest the money in your IRA not only in stocks, bonds, and ETFs, but in real estate and businesses as well. The trouble with investing in real estate or a business, however, is that it comes with many rules that are easy to break. Among other things, you've got to worry about the disqualified persons and disqualified transactions rules. Sounds like an IRS penalty waiting to happen, right? What's more, you have to search for a custodian who will let you invest in non-traditional assets like real estate. And that's not easy either.
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