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Fair Market Valuations: What They Are and How To Report Them

Fair Market Valuations: What They Are and How To Report Them

The fair market value of an IRA must be reported to the IRS by December 31 each year.
10 Things You Should Know Before Investing in Real Estate

10 Things You Should Know Before Investing in Real Estate

Real estate is the most popular asset among Self-Directed IRA investors. It’s easy to see why. Here's a few things you should know first.
Looking for New Investment Ideas? Meet Entrust Connect

Looking for New Investment Ideas? Meet Entrust Connect

Our online marketplace, Entrust Connect allows you access to private offerings that other Entrust clients have invested in.
Want to Help Local Businesses? Consider Crowdfunding

Want to Help Local Businesses? Consider Crowdfunding

If you have funds in your Self-Directed IRA to spare, you can use them to invest in businesses of your choosing.
A Better Way to Invest in Your Child’s Education

A Better Way to Invest in Your Child’s Education

Regardless of the age your child is now, it’s likely that you’ll need to make a monetary investment in their education eventually.
How Changes in the SECURE Act Affect Qualified Charitable Distributions

How Changes in the SECURE Act Affect Qualified Charitable Distributions

Deductible Traditional IRA contributions made at age 70 ½ and older will reduce an individual’s eligibility for Qualified Charitable Distributions.
Investing in Gold: Where to Stash It

Investing in Gold: Where to Stash It

Hint, hint: definitely, not at your house.
Beginner's Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA

Beginner's Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA

Investing in real estate with a Self-Directed IRA is similar to making a regular real estate purchase, but with a few key exceptions.