Top Blog Posts of 2014

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Let’s revisit the most educational and inspirational blog posts of the past year. You were most fascinated by a 16-year-old who’s already building her retirement fund with real estate investments, an investor who made $92,000 from a tax-lien sale, essential information for new landlords, and more.  
 
Introducing the 2013 Self-Directed Investor of the Year
In the life span of retirement planning, John Gremling is a relative youngster, but he’s likely years ahead of many retirement investors older than he when it comes to building a financial future.
 
Client’s First Tax Lien Sale Nets $92,000
Brad from Indiana combined his research, entrepreneurial thinking and $823 to create a staggering profit for his retirement fund.
 
Sweet 16 and Investing in Real Estate
At just 16 years old, Equity Trust client Brittany D. is well on her way to building herself a financially secure future with tax-free investments, thanks to the encouragement of her real estate-savvy mother.
 
Hiring Your Children Could Cut Your Taxes and Make them Future Millionaires
As long as they have income, even children can have a Roth IRA. Any income the child contributes grows tax-free, potentially resulting in a sizeable nest egg when he or she retires.

Is your $100 Really Worth $100? Depends Where you Live
Recent research depicts the buying power of $100 in all 50 states. Find out which states fall at the top – and bottom – of the list.
 
More than Just Rent Checks: Being a Landlord
Many Equity Trust clients have used rental properties in their self-directed IRAs because of the added benefit of tax-free or tax-deferred profits, but there is more to being a landlord than simply collecting rent checks. Check out some considerations for current or hopeful landlords.

What the Home Inspector Might Not Be Telling You
A list from MarketWatch.com can help to pull back the curtain on important factors you should consider when contracting a home inspection.