The Quest IRA Blog

The Beginner’s Guide to Self-Directed IRAs

IRAs are popular with Americans, there is no question about that.  As of 2020, over 47.9 million Americans, or about 37.3% of households own a traditional IRA (Investment Company Institute). The financial perks of these accounts are obvious, and each year more and more people open their own IRA to take advantage. Traditional IRAs are restrictive, but not... [ Read More ]

The Importance of Paying Attention to Your IRA Investments

It’s property tax time in Mississippi as I write this in August, 2022. It reminds me of the importance of paying attention to your IRA investments.  Every year on the last Monday of August tax liens which are still delinquent are sold at public auction (MS Code Sec. 27-41-1 (2020)). The tax collector will deliver to the purchaser... [ Read More ]

5 Tips to Help you Easily and Successfully Raise Investment Capital

If there’s one thing, we can all agree on, real estate is expensive, especially right now. For the average person looking to raise capital, whether it be for a deal or for a private company, getting your hands on investment capital can be difficult. Many start-ups, investors, and syndicators alike turn to raising funds for their deals or... [ Read More ]

Investing in Wine with Your IRA

For more than a century, investment-grade fine wines have generated strong returns. For more than 8,000 years, people have been producing wine. Over 80 centuries, production has improved, tiers have developed, and the stories associated with wine have evolved through market expansion, extensive palettes, and wine culture. One of the best-kept secrets of the wine world is that... [ Read More ]

What’s the Difference between IRA Administrator vs IRA Custodian?

When you hear the term “custodian” and “administrator”, you might think that they are the same and can be used interchangeably, but they’re actually two very different types of IRA providers. Both have a very defined role and play their part when it comes to self-directed IRA retirement plans, but it’s important to understand the function of both... [ Read More ]

Emmitt Smith Joins the All-Star Lineup of Speakers for the Quest Expo

It’s not every day that you can step into a meeting room and listen to a former NFL professional athlete share his expertise alongside countless other experts. At the Quest Expo, we’ve made it happen! Our Expo stage just got a little bit hotter with none other than Superbowl champion and entrepreneur Emmitt Smith, and you’ll have the... [ Read More ]

Quest Employees Join Together to Protect Local State Parks

With more than an estimated 300,000 tons of plastic littered each year, the ongoing need for help in our state and national park grows. While we might not even realize it, the average person will create around 4 and a half pounds of trash a day. And where does that trash go? Most of the litter ends up... [ Read More ]

Small Business Myths Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

Have you ever considered entrepreneurship? In the past, the possibility to create success by being a business owner was limited to a select few, but things are different. It’s 2022! Times have changed, and there is now more opportunity than ever to own a small business. Getting started might not be as difficult as you think either, but... [ Read More ]

Hard Money Loans Made Easy

There are many financing options for real estate investors available today. One of the most popular options has become the hard money loan. A hard money loan is a loan collateralized by a hard asset (in most cases this would be real estate). One of the biggest differences between a hard money loan and a conventional loan is... [ Read More ]