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Car Wash Investing With Your IRA

With Spring in full swing, drivers want their vehicle to look great. But everyone needs a car wash first. So as demand for express car washes grows, savvy investors like you can identify gaps in this market to find investment opportunities.

Wondering how car wash investing works but not sure where to start?

Watch this replay to learn how to: 

  • Understand express car wash operation fundamentals 
  • Analyze benefits and risks
  • Explain how investments work using real-world examples 
  • Find and vet investment opportunities with proper due diligence 
  • Get started with your IRA

Date: May 21, 2024
Duration: 52 minutes (including 7-minute Q&A starting at 44:32)
     -     Rachel Stolrow: Business Development Manager at The Entrust Group
     -     Whitney Elkins-Hutten: Director of Investor Education at PassiveInvesting.com
Presentation Deck: View or download the presentation slides here.
Presentation Audio: Stream or download the mp3 here.
Presentation Timestamps:
Section 1
: Why Invest in Express Car Washes?
       • Starts: 6:21
       • Ends: 18:37
Section 2: How to Invest in Express Car Washes? 
       • Starts: 18:42
       • Ends: 32:31
Section 3: Initial Call Red Flags to Watch Out For
       Starts: 33:23
       • Ends: 39:37
Section 5: How it Works in an IRA
       • Starts: 41:14
       • Ends: 43:55

Section 6: Q&A Time
       Starts: 44:35
       • Ends: 51:43

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