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Facebook Cryptocurrency: Libra

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
What is Facebook's Libra and what isn't it. Learn about the latest cryptocurrency investing news including Facebook's cryptocurrency update, and announcements that impact investors in the near-term and the long-term in the cryptocurrency space.  Read More

5 Reasons to Buy Bitcoin: Investing in Blockchain

By Melissa Finnegan2 Comments
With cryptocurrencies continuing to gain in popularity, some people are asking – Is now the right time to invest in a cryptocurrency?  Should I invest in Bitcoin? - Roger Bryan, a cryptocurrency investing expert, discusses five reasons you might want to consider buying Bitcoin and invest in blockchain. 
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What's Causing the Bitcoin Bullrun

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Starting on April 1, Bitcoin prices (and a few other cryptocurrencies) began to surge – reaching highs not seen in months. In the latest cryptocurrency investing video, discover what might be causing this recent trend and learn how it fits into broader economic trends.  

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What Impacts Cryptocurrency Markets?

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
What potentially impacts cryptocurrency markets? Roger Bryan, Digital Currency Index founder and cryptocurrency investing expert, discusses the four things that currently impact crypto markets and why it matters for cryptocurrency investors.  
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How to Maximize Your IRA Contributions in 2019

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
How can you plan ahead in 2019 so you ensure you maximize your potential IRA contributions, particularly for those still catching up on 2018 contributions? Consider downloading our Contribution Tracker to break down how much you can contribute in order to mamximize your 2019 contributions.  Read More

Are IRA Contributions Tax Deductible?

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Are your IRA contributions tax deductible? Your retirement account contributions may qualify as a tax deduction this year. Learn more about the potentially tax-deductible retirement accounts and eligibility to determine how you can potentially reduce your tax burden.  
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Investing in Cryptocurrency: Insights & News from Industry Expert

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Discover the latest in the cryptocurrency investing topics, with detailed insights to six popular coins including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and others. With information pertaining to crypto industry updates and news, uncover what could be shaping the blockchain industry to help you become a better-informed cryptocurrency investor.   Read More

Roth vs. Traditional IRA - Frequently Asked Questions

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Common questions typically arise as individuals explore various retirement accounts, especially when comparing Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Some of the most frequently asked questions are listed here to potentially help you understand which account may be best for you.  
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Tax Preparation Checklist

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
With tax filing deadlines approaching, many individuals are seeking ways to potentially reduce taxes or make it easier to file taxes. Whether you request the assistance of a professional or doing your taxes yourself, utilizing the following checklist may help you prepare for tax season.  
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Top Webinars of 2018

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
These webinars provide valuable, timely insight about topics including real estate investing, note investing, self-directed IRA rules and more. Read More

Top Blog Posts of 2018

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
From inspiring case studies to Roth IRA strategies, the most-read blog posts of the year represent a range of self-directed investing topics.   Read More

Combat Rising Health Care Rates with an HSA

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Are you missing out on one of the most valuable HSA features? With the cost of health care rising, how are you paying for medical expenses? Learn about the power of an HSA and see if it’s right for you and your future.  
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6 Cryptocurrencies Explained

By Melissa Finnegan2 Comments
From Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, what are the differences in each cryptocurrency and how are they different? Learn about six different types of digital currency that you could possibly invest in using Equity Trust’s Digital Asset Platform.  
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How to Keep Cryptocurrency Safe: Best Practices

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Digital currency investors often question “How do I keep my investments safe?” Find out some general best practices to keeping your cryptocurrency away from hackers. Discover how Equity Trust strives to protect your digital currency.   Read More

6 Ways to Partner Your Self-Directed IRA

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
If you find an investment opportunity but lack funds in your IRA, here are ways you can partner your IRA. Find out more about how to co-invest with your self-directed IRA in order to invest in real estate, raw land, tax liens, notes and more.  
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Top Blog Posts of 2017

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
The most popular posts of 2017 included a list of top cities for single-family investment properties, tips for getting started in real estate investing, and the most commonly missed questions in our retirement savings quiz.  Discover or revisit these educational posts.   Read More

Most Popular Webinars of 2016

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
Equity Trust’s most-watched webinars of the past year included in-depth discussions about getting children involved with savings, tax strategies, and self-directed IRA basics.  Read More

Avoid these Real Estate Investing Myths

By Brendan Hughes0 Comments
Have you ever wanted to invest in real estate, but were nervous? Entrepreneur.com columnist, Steven Kaufman calls this one of the “9 Time-Wasting Real-Estate Myths to Avoid.” Read about this and other myths.   Read More

Top Webinars of 2015

By Brendan Hughes0 Comments
The best of Equity Trust’s webinars in 2015 revealed successful tactics that investors have used to boost their retirement wealth.  Read More

Top Case Studies of 2015

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
In 2015, we learned about a client that doubled her account value in less than two years, a Wall Street Retiree that invests 80-85 percent of his portfolio in alternative investments, a man who invests in real estate long-distance, and more.  Read More

American Eagle Coins

By Equity Trust Staff0 Comments
Take a moment to learn about American Eagle coins; an exception to the list of prohibited IRA investment items from IRS Publication 590.    Read More

Americans Investing in America with Self-Directed IRAs

By Keith Blazek0 Comments
Two Equity Trust clients have used their self-directed IRAs to make a difference in their communities: John Helps Homeless Veterans with Affordable Housing – And Nets Approximately 200% ROI and Roger Funded a Ministry with his Self-Directed IRA to Help Veterans Suffering from PTSD Read More

Our Small Business Success Story

By Keith Blazek0 Comments
It may come as a surprise that an industry-leading custodian of self-directed retirement accounts came from humble beginnings and is rooted in the American dream of entrepreneurship and owning a business. Read More

Investment Basics: Real Estate Options

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
There are many different ways to invest in real estate.  In this segment of Investment Basics, we’ll take a look at investing in real estate options, which can be more attractive to those who don’t have a lot of capital to invest.    Read More

Self-Directed IRAs in the Spotlight

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
Self-directed IRAs continue to receive attention in the mainstream media, a possible sign that more investors are discovering this retirement account and using it as a way to diversify their portfolios. Read More

Investment Basics: Foreign Currency Trading

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
One of the cornerstones of self-directed IRAs is nearly unlimited diversity.  In this segment of Investment Basics, we’ll take a look at investing in foreign currency (forex) trading, just one asset type you can hold in your self-directed IRA.  Read More

Top Blog Posts of 2014

By Equity Trust Staff0 Comments
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.  Read More

Top Videos of 2014

By Equity Trust Staff0 Comments
Take another look at the videos that enlightened you this year, including insight from a client who realized he could save thousands of dollars with self-directed investing, an easy-to-understand depiction of how self-directed IRAs work, and more.  Read More

Dos and Don’ts of Auctions

By Keith Blazek0 Comments
Whether you are attending tax lien auctions, bidding on foreclosed properties from the courtroom steps, or bidding online it is important to understand that success likely comes from what you do before you attend.  Read More

You Can Do a Lot with an IRA – But Not That

By Equity Trust Staff2 Comments
Investors enjoy the many benefits (such as potential tax deductions) they can receive by using their Traditional IRAs to invest in alternatives to the stock market, such as real estate or private entities. But even an IRA has its limits, and you should know those limits if you want to avoid taxes and penalties. Read More

Ask the IRA Expert: Is It Worth the Fees for a Single Investment?

By John Bowens0 Comments
I’m looking at taking my money out of an IRA which only holds stocks and a mutual fund for the sake of purchasing a property. It would actually be a rental unit. However, I know self-directed IRAs have a different fee system and I’m only looking at one investment property. Is it worth the fees for a single investment?
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Ask the IRA Expert: Do I Need to Worry Beyond Sweat Equity?

By John Bowens0 Comments
What about providing the services at tax sales of registering to bid, bidding, traveling to and from the tax sale, dealing with the recording of the deeds and subsequent sale of properties acquired? Are these services according to black letter law? Are these not services under the intent of the law? Do you have any tax court rulings, memos, PLR’s or anything to address this question? Read More

IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Rule

By Brendan Hughes0 Comments
The IRS recently clarified how many IRA rollovers can be performed in a year and what exactly is meant by “a year.” Read on to find out if it will change the way you manage your retirement account. Read More

Oops, I Own a House…

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
Occasionally, investors who buy property tax liens are left with the actual piece property when the delinquent taxes go unpaid. Equity Trust can help walk you through what comes next. Read More

UBIT: How to Figure Out if You Owe

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
There are certain situations that cause investors to be responsible for an Unrelated Business Income Tax, or UBIT. Find out if it applies to you and what you need to do to square up with the IRS Read More

Bad Weather Brings Out the Worst in Some People

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
When natural disasters strike, stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help their neighbors in need come forward.  When things are at their worst, the best in some people rises up to meet the challenges a community faces during the long recovery. Sadly, as if death and loss were not enough of a tragedy, con artists and scammers come out of the woodwork, adding to the devastation in the lives of disaster victims. Read More

Packaging Company Owner Ships Out Market Losses in Exchange for 30 Percent Returns with Self-Directed IRA

By Heather Taylor1 Comments
Equity Trust client, Chris, has grown tired of gambling with his life savings in the stock market.

“We’re kind of playing along in a game that we have no control or understanding of,” says Chris, an Equity Trust client who owns a packaging company near Los Angeles. “There’s so much information out there that if you’re not plugged in to the market day in and day out, you’re rolling the dice.” Read More

4 Steps to Successful Note Buying

By Brendan Hughes0 Comments
Eddie Speed, an expert on note investing who has bought and/or sold nearly 40,000 notes during his three-decade career, has story upon story about students he’s mentored who have reaped big profits from the note-buying business. He shared many of those stories at his half-day workshop on a bonus day at the 2012 Equity University Networking Conference. Read More