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5 Smart Tips to Help Your Private Placement Investment

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Have you ever wanted to invest in the future of a company? You may already own stock in Google or Apple, but may not be aware that it is possible to invest in a start-up or small business with a self-directed IRA before it goes public. This IRA investment option, called “private placements,” has been available for many years.  And thanks to crowdfunding, there are more investment opportunities than ever.

Topics: Private Placements, Private Placements/LLCs
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5 Ways to Go Green with a Self-Directed IRA This Earth Day

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Earth Day isn’t a one-day and done affair. Saving for retirement isn’t something you can do once and forget about either. You can do both when you own “green investments” in your self-directed IRA. A self-directed IRA makes it easy to invest in a wide choice of environmentally friendly assets. Here are five ways to go green with your retirement savings:

Topics: Real Estate, Private Placements, Alternative IRA Investments, Small Business Owners, Private Placements/LLCs
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You Asked, We Answered: Private Placements in Your IRA

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

For our last webinar of 2016, we hosted a presentation about investing in private placements with your IRA.  Continue reading to see what questions investors had during our live Q&A:

Topics: Private Placements, Alternative IRA Investments
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Top 3 Questions IRA Holders Have About Property Taxes

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 50 seconds

Every year, self-directed IRA holders who invest in assets like real estate or commercial properties have to keep up with expenses like property taxes. One thing IRA holders need to keep in mind is that all expenses related to property owned by your self-directed IRA (maintenance, utility bills, upgrades, property taxes, etc.) must be paid from your IRA diligently and on time. To make this process understandable to asset owners, we compiled the top 3 questions IRA holders have about property taxes:

Topics: Real Estate, Private Placements, Investor Due Diligence, Alternative IRA Investments, Small Business Owners, Private Placements/LLCs, Plan Resources
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3 Benefical Tips About Investing in Hedge Funds With Your IRA

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minute 30 seconds

One way that individuals can diversify their portfolios is to use self-directed IRAs to invest in hedge funds. Investors can amplify the potential for financial growth by making investments in such entities hedge funds which can be considered apart of Private Placements LLCs. Hedge fund investors should keep in mind that earnings from the entity might be taxable to the IRA, even if they are not paid out. It's always smart to make sure that you do your due diligence before lending money or investing in a business. Here are some additional tips of help you decide if hedge fund investments with your IRA is a good choice for you:

Topics: Private Placements, Alternative IRA Investments, Private Placements/LLCs, Plan Resources
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