David Nilssen

CEO and Co-Founder, Guidant Financial Group
David Nilssen is the president, CEO and co-founder of Guidant Financial Group, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash. Guidant structures customized accounts that allow individuals to personally direct their retirement monies into traditional (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) and non-traditional (real estate, tax liens, personal loans, etc.) investments. A strong believer in broad diversification and hands-on investing, Nilssen is regularly invited to speak at top venues throughout the country as a leading expert in the creative utilization of self-directed IRAs. Nilssen pioneered the concept of “one-stop shopping” within the self-directed industry. Under his leadership, Guidant developed an innovative service that includes all rollover steps, customized account structuring, discounted custodial fees, checkbook control, outside attorney consultations and lifetime customer service. The concept has made Guidant one of the fastest growing companies within the industry, and its success has earned it top national and regional recognition, including: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business; Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Eastside Small Business of the Year; Washington CEO Magazine Best Companies to Work For; and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Northwest Regional Small Business of the Year. In 2007, the SBA named Nilssen the co-recipient of the national Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. An avid investor himself, Nilssen has purchased millions of dollars in real estate and was instrumental in the development of a national sales team with a production of over $250 million in gross revenue. He has also helped to initiate many businesses within the service industry, including a real estate agency/property management firm and real estate development company. Nilssen has been highlighted in such publications as Fortune Magazine, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.

Published Content:

"How to" Published:  09/22/2008
How To Access Home Equity Without Interest Or Monthly Payments   
Debt-free home equity financing is a new way to access cash from your home without taking on debt, being charged interest or making monthly payments.
Opportunity Published:  09/08/2008
Invest in Private Mortgages with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in private mortgages and more without distribution penalties.
Opportunity Published:  08/20/2008
Finance an Existing Business with Retirement Funds - No Tax, No Penalty   
The capital you need to finance your new business or franchise could already be sitting in your IRA or 401(k)!
Opportunity Published:  08/20/2008
Invest in Multi-Family Properties with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in multi-family properties and more without distribution penalties.
"How to" Published:  08/07/2008
How To Invest In Real Estate With Your IRA   
Using a self-directed IRA, investors can direct their tax-deferred or tax-exempt retirement dollars into real estate investments.
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Finance a New Franchise with Your Retirement Funds - No Penalty!   
FRANCHISE FINANCING WITH YOUR IRA OR 401(K) Use your retirement-account funds NOW without penalty!
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Precious Metals with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in precious metals and more without distribution penalties.
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Foreign Currency with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in foreign currency and more without distribution penalties.
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Partnerships with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in partnerships and more without distribution penalties
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Self-Directed IRA With Checkbook Control And No Transaction Fees!   
Make self-directed IRA investments in tax liens and more without distribution penalties.
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Private Lending with a Self-Directed IRA   
Make self-directed IRA investments in private lending and more without distribution penalties.
Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Make Hard Money Loans with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Pre-Construction with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/30/2008
Invest in Mobile Homes & Parks with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/27/2008
Invest in Condominiums with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/26/2008
Invest in Commercial Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/24/2008
Make Personal Loans with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/23/2008
Invest in Vacant Land with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/17/2008
Invest in Single-Family Homes with a Self-Directed IRA   

Opportunity Published:  06/11/2008
Invest in Commodities with a Self-Directed IRA   

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