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Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio? How to Invest Your Retirement Funds in Private Placements

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Looking to diversify your retirement portfolio? "Private Placements" is a term that refers to investing in privately-held entities, such as companies or small businesses. Investing in Private Placements using a self-directed IRA can be a simpler and faster process than acquiring a loan with institutional lenders. For self-directed IRA owners, this type of lending has the potential to bring higher returns than traditional investments such as the stock market or CDs.  Also, note that with potential for higher returns comes higher risks.

Topics: Private Placements/LLCs
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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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Private Placements Investing with Self-Directed IRAs

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Looking to diversify your retirement portfolio? "Private Placements" is a term that refers to investing in privately-held entities, such as companies or small businesses. Banks have recently tightened their purse strings when it comes to lending to these entities, creating a higher demand for development capital from investors.

Topics: 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: Alternative IRA Investments, Private Placements, Real Estate, Private Placements/LLCs, Small Business Owners
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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, Plan Resources, Private Placements, Small Business Owners, Investor Due Diligence, Private Placements/LLCs, Alternative IRA Investments
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