An IRA account legally enables you to hold items from gold producers such as American Gold Eagle coins and gold bars that are 99.9% pure. However, the IRA trustee not the IRA owner may hold these types of gold investments. In other words, you are not able to physically hold the gold investment in your home or safety deposit box. They are maintained by a third party contracted by your IRA custodian.
One of the challenges with IRA ownership of physical gold is that few investment firms offer the service of handling the transfer of funds to the gold dealer and completing the physical delivery and storage of the coins or bullion. However, small institutions such as Sterling Trust Company and GoldStar Trust Company do offer the investment option. These trustees often coordinate physical storage of bullion or coins with the Delaware Depository Service Company.
Moreover, trustees often charge a one-time set-up fee, an annual management fee as well as payment for storage and insurance costs. Additional fees may be incurred for account contributions and distributions as well as purchases and sales of gold bars or coins. Traditionally, the IRA owner is responsible for finding a gold dealer to buy or sell the bullion or coins for the account. Such brokers include Goldline International and USAGOLD-Centennial.
If you are an outdoor personal in the slightest, then you know how exciting it can be to get a good group of friends together for a hunting trip. Great company, laughs, a few drinks, and a lot of fresh air and excitement.
However, it’s important to make sure that everyone is well prepared before heading out for a few days. Here are some of the things you might want to bring on an overnight hunting trip:
1. An all around knife
Don’t overdo it and bring two or three – you really only need one good knife. Something that is as practical around the camp as it is gutting an animal. If you’re still using an old swiss army knife you might want to consider upgrading to a zero tolerance knife. The 0200 and 0350 are great. Check out eknives store if you want more info on these knives as they have some great zero tolerance knives for sale.
2. Clothes for all weather
If you’re going to be spending the weekend out in the wilderness you need to make sure you’re dressed for it. Bring and wear lots of layers because it’ll be much warmer in the heat of the sun than it is at night in the camp.
A few things to remember with clothing is that you should have some camoflague for when you’re out hunting, but you also want to make sure that whatever you bring is comfortable.
Don’t forget the hunter orange either – especially if you’re out with a group of people, you need to be aware of everyone’s location at all time – or at least be able to identify a person over an animal.
3. Your food and drink
Lets be honest – getting out and enjoying some good food and drink is half of what the whole trip is all about. Bring plenty of food for yourself (and consider bring some stuff for bait as well). Also – if you’re going to be drinking make sure you drink responsibly. Alcohol and guns don’t mix well, so make sure you’re done for the day before you open a cold one.