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2021 Year-End Tax Planning Tips

12/02/2021

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

10/29/2021

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

10/26/2021

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

06/10/2021

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

03/25/2021

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

02/25/2021

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

10/29/2020

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

10/22/2020

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

10/01/2020

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

08/31/2020

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

06/18/2020

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

08/06/2020

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

07/23/2020

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

07/09/2020

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

06/05/2020

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

04/23/2020

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

04/02/2020

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

01/28/2019

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?

05/17/2017

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?

05/12/2017

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

08/29/2013

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

05/06/2013

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