Real estate is, in our opinion, a very illiquid investment, and not ideal for those close to retirement. Additionally, to hold it in your IRA you have to be able to purchase it outright. You cannot mortgage the property.
Who is “FICA” and why does he get so much of my paycheck? Because it funded a program designed to address the problem of economic security for the aged through a contributory system in which the workers themselves contributed to their own future retirement benefit.
Congress made numerous changes to the tax code that affect all taxpayers—not just the “rich.” Review the major provisions. Learn more in this Tax Strategist.