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The Benefits of Having a 401(k) and a Self-Directed IRA

For those who may still participate in a company 401(k) plan, you might be wondering if it is possible to invest in a Self-Directed IRA and a 401(k) plan at the same time. The short answer is yes, and it could be a smart financial strategy for those who qualify. Having a 401(k) plan at work doesn't affect... [ Read More ]

Redefining Checkbook Control

Checkbook Control IRAs can be a great tool for many investors, but their complicated nature can make them difficult to understand. If you are new to Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs), then we recommend you gather general information prior to this high-level SDIRA overview on how to set up separate entities, the current bills Congress is presenting, and recent court... [ Read More ]

The Quest Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency

Have you been wanting to use your Quest Self-Directed IRA to invest in crypto? The wait is almost over! Coming this spring, you will have the ability to invest in cryptocurrency with your Self-Directed IRA at Quest Trust Company. We’re now working with ErisX to give our clients the option to hold cryptocurrency in their retirement accounts. We’re... [ Read More ]

5 Alternative Investments to Self-Direct in 2022

Diversifying your portfolio with alternative assets in a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) is a great retirement strategy for those looking to minimize unwanted risk while still being able to generate a sizable nest egg for retirement. For those that would rather park their money in a more tangible investments, like real estate or a promissory note, SDIRAs provide an... [ Read More ]

How to Invest in a Self-Directed IRA

Investing with a Self-Directed IRA is a great way to make sure you have enough money saved for retirement while having the ability to invest in assets you’re familiar with. IRAs allow you to invest your savings and build your wealth over time. However, it might seem more difficult to use an IRA as opposed to investing with... [ Read More ]

Investing in the Houston Real Estate Market

Have you ever imagined using your retirement funds to buy real estate? It’s certainly not something you can do with a common IRA at a traditional custodian that offers only stocks, bonds, and mutual funds as investments. However, when you have an IRA account at a Self-Directed IRA custodian these investment options are available to you. Self-Directed IRAs... [ Read More ]

Top Reasons to Build Your Retirement Savings in 2022

As we enter into the first few days of the new year, people young and old are eagerly setting their goals for 2022. Common activities like going to the gym and saving money are resolutions on most peoples’ minds… but what about investing more in a retirement account? Setting yourself up for the future is one of the... [ Read More ]

End of Year IRA and Retirement Planning

The year 2021 brought its ups and it’s downs, but no matter how the past year has left you feeling, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming year ahead. Part of getting ready for the New Year, though, means tying up all the ends from the past year… especially with your Self-Directed IRA and other retirement accounts. We’ve... [ Read More ]

Quest Trust Ranks 1st for Best Self-Directed IRA Custodian for 2021

Our world-famous customer service has set us apart once again as Quest proudly takes the title for Best Self-Directed IRA Company of 2021! There are always a lot of great self-directed IRA companies in the running for this highly sought-after title and Quest is grateful to be presented with this award.  Each year, independent surveys are sent out... [ Read More ]

Checkbook Control IRA-Owned LLCs Just Got Riskier

By: H. Quincy LongAttorney at Law and CEO of Quest Trust Company A very popular idea in the self-directed IRA industry is to have what some have termed a “checkbook control” IRA.  Basically, this involves the following steps:  1) an IRA is formed with a self-directed IRA custodian; 2) a brand-new LLC or other entity is formed with the... [ Read More ]