Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Aug 28, 2018

Bernard Reisz is a CPA with extensive experience in alternative investments. He founded ReSure LLC & ReSure Financial Advisors. With a background in financial and tax analysis for institutional and personal investors, Reisz helps to empower investors to take control of their retirement accounts in accordance with their asset preferences. On this episode, Bernard shares tips to leverage tax-advantaged vehicles to maximize your retirement investments.


Key Market Insights

  • CPA with extensive experience in alternative investments
  • Founder of ReSure LLC & ReSure Financial Advisors LLC
  • Self-directed IRA and 401k specialist
  • Retirement Accounts: 401k and IRAs - tax-advantaged vehicles; can grow tax-deferred
  • Tax-deferred - earn interests and dividends without paying tax until you withdraw the investments
  • ROTH IRA - no tax deductions, but no taxes on earnings either
  • Eligibility: 401k plan, business income; IRAs, any income from owner or spouse
  • 401k plan contribution components: Employee and employer contribution
  • Traditional IRAs - minimal trading fees. Revenues are extracted from every investment activity made on their platform
  • Self-directed IRA - fees include transaction fees and processing fees within your retirement account
  • Self-directed IRA: Custodian or Checkbook Control
  • Custodian - administers a retirement account, including reviewing and processing documents and investing the money
  • Checkbook IRA - set up a private equity investment; transfer all the IRA funds to the entity; IRA owner controls the funds
  • IRA prohibited transactions and disqualified person
  • Checkbook IRA for multiple deals; Custodians for single to limited investments over time
  • Differences: UBIT - Unrelated Business Income Tax, UBTI - Unrelated Business Taxable Income, UDFI - Unrelated Debt-Financed Income (refer to a real estate CPA)

Bull’s Eye Tips:


Winning Your Market:  Have an investment strategy


Tracking Marketing Changes: Read tax codes and learn its significance in retirement account.


Daily Habit: Take kids to school. Gives sense of meaning and purpose.



Leveraging the Rocket Fuel of Self-Direct IRAs with Carl Fischer, Episode 29

Self-directed IRA for Capital Raisers with Adam Sypniewski, Episode 54


Book Recommendation:


Where are the Customers’ Yacht? By Fred Schwed Jr.


Tweet This:


"Determine which retirement account should be set up and your eligibility."


"Checkbook control hands the transaction duties to the investor, not the IRA custodian."


Places to Grab a Bite:



Connect with Bernard:




Leave us a review and rating on iTunes or Stitcher. Be sure to check out more info at