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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Bitcoin?

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The IRS requires cryptocurrency owners to pay taxes on virtual investments or transactions, however if cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, is held in a tax-advantaged IRA, those capital gains taxes can potentially be avoided. Learn more about investing in cryptocurrency in an IRA.  
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Coverdell Education Savings Account FAQs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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High Deductible Health Plans: What to Know

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A high deductible health plan (HDHP) is a health insurance plan that has higher deductibles and lower premiums than a traditional health insurance plan. There are some potential advantages to having an HDHP. Learn more about them and decide if it’s the right plan for you.  
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Combat Rising Health Care Rates with an HSA

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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

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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

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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

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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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