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Broad Scrapers – The Broadscrapers sing about self-directed retirement plans.

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Welcome to the Broadscrapers – NYC icons (literally) who sing some of the sweetest acapella that you’ll ever hear. Whether it’s harmonizing about the Big Apple or doing doo wop on self-directed retirement investing, they’re sure to have you (and your IRA!) dancing in the street.

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A Word from our Sponsor


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What is self-directed retirement investing?

Typically when you look to invest your retirement funds, you will be given a choice of various stocks and market related products. But what happens if you don’t want to bet your retirement on the stock market? Do you have any options to take control of your money and invest  in assets that you personally know and understand? The answer is yes. With a self-directed IRA or Solo 401(k), you can invest your retirement funds in virtually any asset.

your way house 200What are some popular assets for investors looking beyond Wall Street?

The most popular option for self-directed accounts is real estate. Investors can easily place their funds in rentals, foreclosures, vacation homes, or any other property. Other popular choices include precious metals, business loans, and franchises. Learn more about investing your retirement funds in Real Estate.

business woman happy 300 201How does the self-directed process work?

Broad Financial will setup a specialized IRA or Solo 401(k) for you which will work through a checking account account at the bank of your choice. You will be able to make investments in real time just by writing a check. Better yet, because your funds are being held in a checking account that you control, you can always rest assured as to the safety of your funds.

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You can get more information by calling Broad at (888) GO-BROAD. One of our friendly specialists will answer all of your questions and get you the information you need. You can also leave us a message here.

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The Creator

randy_carfagno_200Randy Carfagno
Randy’s passion for designing and creating puppets began at the age of five. In a professional career that spans over 36 years, his work has appeared on Broadway, television, in feature films, theater, and commercials. Described as whimsical and meticulously crafted, Randy’s prolific work reflects a wide range of styles and abilities.

Randy developed and honed his puppet building skills by working with the best in the field, including international marionette master Bil Baird of Bil Baird Marionettes and Jim Henson (Muppet) Productions. He then founded his own studio where he has continued to hone his craft and produce high quality, sculptural work. Clients include: Disney, Bette Midler’s Millennium Show, Madonna, Lou Reed, Julie Taymor’s Lion King, Hasbro, and numerous Broadway shows.

The Cast

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Evan’s dramatic tours include the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (with Ted Neeley),  and a starring role in Williamsburg, The Musical! at the NY Fringe Festival. Regional credits include participation in Les Miserables at Arkansas Repertory Theater, Beauty and the Beast and Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia, MD, and Jekyll and Hyde at Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY.  Additionally, Evan performed with the Washington National Opera in the world premiere of Democracy. NYC locals may also recognize him as a vocalist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He is a proud graduate of The George Washington University and thanks his fiancé, JJ, and his family for their ceaseless love and support.

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A fairly recent transplant to New York, Adam’s acapella experience spans many styles, including classical, jazz, pop/rock, musical theater, and barbershop. After earning his Bachelor’s in Music Composition in St. Louis, he moved out to the big apple to explore musical opportunities just like this one! You can hear his sweet music in the original composition of the Broadscrapers theme song.

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Brad Heikes recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in Andre Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire with Renée Fleming. Broadway credits include the Roundabout Theater Company’s production of Pygmalion with Claire Danes,  and Mr. Roberts with Alec Baldwin. Favorite regional credits include Nicky/Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate, George Bailey in A Wonderful Life, Buddy Visalo in Buddy’s Tavern, Paul Singer in Moon Over Buffalo, and Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off. On television, Brad has appeared on Guiding Light and All My Children. Additionally, he conceived, wrote and directed the short film Above Broadway.

head shot Stephen Tyler Davis 200Stephen Tyler Davis
Stephen Tyler Davis is an actor, director, writer, and singer from the deep dirty South. He earned his degree from the University of Alabama in acting and creative writing where he graduated with honors and led a movement that made experimental theatre the hottest thing on the ‘Bama campus since tailgating. He currently serves as the resident writer/lyricist and Artistic Director for While We Wait Productions and Blue Plate Broadway. Stephen made his NYC directing debut with Dalliance Theatre Company’s Who is Jordan Bishop? in 2010. He has performed in three national tours with TheatreWorks USA, with recent appearances at Town Hall, Metropolitan Room, Iridium Jazz Club, Papermill, and the Laurie Beechman Theater. Stephen premiered his original musical Huckleberry Haywood at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Stephen is a proud member of AEA. Roll Tide!

The Sponsor

Broad Financial Logo 100Broad Financial is an industry leader for self-directed IRAs and Solo 401(k)s. They have created a client oriented platform which allows you to place investments quickly and fee-free. With friendly and knowledgeable Specialists, and a streamlined investment platform,  Broad earns its reputation with each and every client. You can learn more about Broad and self-directed investing at www.broadfinancial.com.

For more information about getting started with a Self Directed IRA, please call us at (888) GO-BROAD. Or you can ask a question here at Broad Financial.
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