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Bitcoin Investing as a Recession Hedge

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
What does stock market volatility have to do with Bitcoin? Could Bitcoin investing be the alternative asset for you?  Learn more from cryptocurrency investing expert Roger Bryan as he discusses why Bitcoin would be a hedge if a recession is on the horizon.
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Coverdell Education Savings Account FAQs

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
What is a Coverdell Education Savings Account? How is a CESA different from a 529? Where can you open a Coverdell Education Savings Account? Who can contribute and how much? Find out the answers to your frequently asked questions about CESAs. 
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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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How Facebook Impacts Crypto Markets

By Melissa Finnegan0 Comments
Since January 1, the price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled.1 Has the recent news that Facebook is looking to launch its own cryptocurrency for their platform driven the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies higher? In the latest cryptocurrency investing video, learn more about regulation, institutional investor's crypto interest and more.  Read More

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

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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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

5 Trends to Look for in Real Estate Investing in 2019

By Heather Taylor2 Comments
Rebecca McLean, the Executive Director of the National Real Estate Investors Association shared her research into the state of the real estate industry during her keynote presentation at Equity Trust’s recent Wealth Building Summit. Read some of her predictions for the real estate industry in 2019 and find out how to view her presentation. 
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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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Could Your IRA Investments be Taxed?

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) is possible if your IRA is invested in a Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Company (LLC), or any investment that takes on debt financing and/or is involved in an unrelated business. Learn more with Equity Trust’s UBIT educational resources.    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

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

6 Steps to Wholesaling

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The “Real Estate Goddess” Vena Jones-Cox presents the second and final part of her series, which provides a 30-second overview on getting started with the real estate investment tactic wholesaling.  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

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 Webinars of 2014

By Equity Trust Staff0 Comments
Equity University produced valuable educational webinars all year, but here are a few of your favorites. They include the “Real Estate Goddess” Vena Jones-Cox with an amazing story of real estate profits in a Roth IRA, as well as clients discussing the unique ways they’re building wealth in their IRAs.  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

Retired Police Officer Earns Passive Income with Real Estate

By Heather Taylor2 Comments
Roxie G. of Florida might be retired from fighting crime, no one can accuse her of slowing down. After ending her 26-year career on the police force, she has found a way to reinvent the way she earns income for herself using a method that she only recently discovered: self-directed real estate investing.  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

Is your Infant Investing Yet?

By Equity Trust Staff0 Comments
A financial expert recently commented that children should get involved in their own financial future at a young age. This idea isn’t so far-fetched: It can be legal for a baby to have an IRA, and it’s feasible that once they’re a little older, they can get involved in their own investments.  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

How Your Gender Could Affect Your Negotiations

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
Research suggests that women or people of either gender with certain facial features are more likely to face potentially damaging biases at the negotiation table. Here are some ideas for breaking free of the stereotype getting a fair deal. Read More

How to Get More out of Your Tax Refund

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
Instead of taking a trip or buying a gadget, some taxpayers who are getting money back from Uncle Sam are using it to plant a seed with growth potential. Find out how you can potentially generate future wealth with your windfall. 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

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