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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...

Self Directed IRA Fee Comparison

Self Directed IRA Fee Comparison


The Difference Between Midland and Other IRA Firms Over the years, a few clients have asked questions about our admin...

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...

Dealing With Student Loans

Dealing With Student Loans


We hear it over and over that student loans are at all-time highs. Student loans prohibit Millennials from getting ah...

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 ...

Changes to Inherited IRAs in 2020

Changes to Inherited IRAs in 2020


When the time comes for a beneficiary to take over the assets of their loved one’s IRA, one of the options is to open...

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...

Helping Your Children Build Wealth

Helping Your Child Build Wealth


Budgeting, managing debt, saving for big purchases (such as a house or car), and saving for retirement are part of th...

Investing in Space

Investing in Space


Could space be the next stock boom? Investing in space carries substantial risks and rewards as the industry is relat...

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...

Tips for Utilizing E-Signatures

Tips for Utilizing E-Signatures


The world is going electronic. From IRA applications to real estate contracts – almost all of what was previously dau...

Tips to Improve Your Password

Tips to Improve Your Password


Your password is one of the most important layers of your personal information security. It is typically the only bar...

What Is a Real Estate IRA

What Is a Real Estate IRA?


Have you ever heard about real estate investing with IRAs? Did you know you can use retirement funds to invest houses...

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...

Checkbook IRA vs Real Estate IRA

Checkbook IRA vs Real Estate IRA


Checkbook vs Real Estate IRA They are called self-directed IRAs because YOU control where to move your money and what...

Unrelated Business Income Tax

Unrelated Business Income Tax


One of the most complicated areas of self-directed IRAs is Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT). It is commonly calle...