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Wealth Strategy Secrets of the Ultra Wealthy Podcast

Sep 20, 2023

Today we have a remarkable guest with us, Carl Fischer. Carl is not your typical real estate developer. With a degree from Cornell University, he embarked on his career in the 1970s as a rocket scientist at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's not every day that you meet someone who has transitioned from the world of rocket science to the world of real estate. But Carl's story is one of adaptability and innovation.

Fast forward to today, and Carl is one of the founders and principals of CAMA Self-Directed IRA, LLC, doing business as CamaPlan. With over 20 million dollars in real estate transactions under his belt, Carl has certainly made a mark in the industry. His real estate portfolio spans both commercial and residential properties, including real property, notes, and mortgages.

One of the core themes of this conversation revolved around self-directed retirement accounts, a niche but powerful tool for wealth building. Carl stressed the importance of understanding how IRAs and 401(k)s can be self-directed to invest in a variety of assets, including real estate. He shared practical insights into the benefits and intricacies of these accounts, which can offer individuals greater control over their financial future.

This episode is a deep dive into the world of self-directed retirement accounts, real estate investing, and the intersection of technical knowledge with financial acumen. Carl’s unique journey, coupled with his commitment to education and helping others achieve financial independence, will leave you with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

In this episode, we talked about:

  1. Exploring the concept of self-directed IRAs and 401(k)s.

  2. Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan and Self-directed IRAs

  3. Strategies for using retirement accounts to invest in various assets, including real estate

  4. Leveraging investments while maintaining tax advantages

  5. Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and how it works

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