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Investing in NFTs in an IRA


There is a relatively new asset class clients have inquired about called NFTs. NFTs have been a popular topic of conv...

Understanding Self-Directed IRAs


There are many things in our lives we have no control over. From weather to traffic, to the constant wear of life cha...

2021 Year-End Tax Planning Tips


It’s time to start thinking about year-end tax planning. 2021 is coming to a close, and there is no better time to st...

cryptocurrency ira

Cryptocurrency IRA for Beginners


As cryptocurrency grows in popularity, we are seeing that trend grow in self-directed IRAs as well. Investors look at...

New Article Featured on Forbes


Did you see our latest article on Forbes? Brandon Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Midland Trust, wrote an article di...

SIMPLE IRA – A Complete Guide


What Is a SIMPLE IRA? SIMPLE IRA stands for Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) Individual Retirement...

Real Estate IRA Funds Accounting


Self-directed retirement accounts that hold real estate are commonly called real estate IRAs. The administration and ...

Real Estate and UDFI Tax

Real Estate and UDFI Tax


Unrelated Debt-Financed Income (UDFI) Tax: What Real Estate Investors Need to Know WHAT IS UNRELATED DEBT-FINANCED IN...

Credit Card Debt Management Tips

Credit Card Debt Management Tips


Many of us did not learn how to budget in college or from our parents. This vital life lesson is a rude awakening, an...

Florida Self-Directed IRAs

Florida Self-Directed IRAs


Investors in Florida have utilized self-directed IRAs as a tax strategy when buying and selling investments for over ...

Tips to Handle Your Inheritance

Tips to Handle Your Inheritance


Baby Boomers are currently the wealthiest generation in history. But going forward, the Gen-Xers and Millennials are ...

Forex Trading In Your Self-Directed IRA

Foreign Investing IRA


Diversification is the key to investment success. If your current portfolio holds a variety of publicly traded securi...

Loan Money Like a Bank

Loan Money Like a Bank


Wouldn’t it be nice to be a bank and lend money out for a 30-year mortgage at a fixed rate of return secured by the p...

What Is a Self-Directed IRA

What Is a Self-Directed IRA?


Most people understand traditional and Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and even SEP and SIMPLE plans for small business owners. B...