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5 Simple Ways to Save Money

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Saving money has been linked to happiness, but wanting to save and actually doing is not the same thing. Here are few tips and tricks to help you get on the saving path.  Read More

Simple Retirement Planning Mental Math

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Many people are looking for answers to one simple question: How much will I need to save to live comfortably in retirement? The question is simple enough, yet the answer is elusive for many. Here's some education and bonus materials that might help with planning. Read More

Americans Investing in America with Self-Directed IRAs

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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

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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

Dos and Don’ts of Auctions

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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

More than Just Rent Checks: Being a Landlord

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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. Read More

Tax-Free Vs. Tax-Deferred Plans

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Investing in retirement usually involves a bit of strategy, which a team of financial advisors can help with. One topic the advisors will probably discuss is investing in tax-free accounts vs. tax-deferred plans. What’s the difference, and how does it affect retirement investments? Read More