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Equity Trust: What are Allowable Investments in a Self Directed IRA?

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My dad was the first person to tell me about IRA custodian companies. I was under the mistaken impression that I could only invest in stocks and mutual funds with my retirement accounts. He corrected my assumption and told me about a self directed IRA custodian called Equity Trust Company. I thought it was a nice concept because, at the time, the stock market was beginning to get rocky. However, I didn’t investigate it because I couldn’t imagine what else I would invest my money in.

It wasn’t until I heard someone speak at a Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GAREIA) event that I realized that the IRS allowed investments in real estate. Ignorance may be bliss, but it’ll also make you poor! 

Actually, there are quite a number of “[allowable] investments at Equity Trust include the following:

  • Residential real estate—including apartments, single family homes, and duplexes
  • Commercial real estate
  • Undeveloped or raw land
  • Real estate notes (mortgages and deeds of trusts)
  • Promissory notes
  • Private limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and C corporations
  • Tax lien certificates
  • Foreign currencies
  • Oil and gas investments
  • Publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds (see our Brokerage Information)
  • Private stock offerings, private placements
  • Judgments/structured settlements
  • Gold bullion
  • Car paper
  • Factoring investments
  • Accounts receivable
  • Equipment leasing”

I haven’t opened a self directed IRA account yet, but I have learned more about the process through Equity Trust. (There are other companies out there who serve as custodians for these accounts – I just like Equity Trust). Their staff is great! They call me periodically to give me more information and to ask if I have any questions. Also, they don’t hassle me to buy anything or open an account before I’m ready.

Here’s a quick video from them about allowable investments in self directed IRAs:


I am not an attorney or an accountant! Please seek out the advice of these professionals before you make ANY investment decisions because the burden of due dilligence lies on you. This post is for information purposes only.


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September 10, 2009 at 1:24 am

My Free Home Now Giveaway Tour

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Win A Free Home (Seriously)

The great people of Junk House Riches are giving one deserving Atlanta family the opportunity to live the dream of homeownership. On Thursday, September 17, 2009 they will launch their first My Free Home Now Giveaway Tour. The event will take place from 6 – 8:30pm at the Underground Atlanta.

If you know of a family that think deserves the keys to this free home, then visit their website for entry submission details. If you don’t know someone to enter into the contest, check out their homepage for information about the Free Homeownership Workshops they will be hosting.  Or, just attend the event on the 17th. Their will music, celebrity guests, food, and best of all, you get to vote for the winner!

For those of you that live in Indianapolis, IN and Memphis, TN, make sure you keep up with this  tour because they’ll be in your cities later this year. Now check my “interview” of, Junk House Riches Co-founder Tyrell Gray, a few months ago.

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September 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

How To Create Money And Traffic On Demand

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Hi Everybody,

With so many people offering products on internet and affiliate marketing it’s easy to get overwhelmed! How do you choose someone?

Well, to begin with it might help if the person has been in this business for a while. As much as I want to claim that I’m an internet marketing superstar, for now, I can’t. Social Media Marketing is a fascinating industry, but I just recently got started in it.

And actually it was an afterthought because I wanted to learn how to use it for my real estate business. (BTW, although I hesitate once again to promote my links, because everything isn’t perfect, they’re posted on the blog below in the right hand column)

You could also decide whose advice to follow by sampling some of the material they offer for free, if any. Most internet marketers seem to understand that sometimes you have to give something to get something.

Some are better at it than others, but either way it gives you the chance to see what kind of training they have available and if it meets your needs. Join their mailing lists, view their blogs, learn what you can, then try it all out.

Ultimately, if you find someone who’s truly an expert, teaches in a way that doesn’t bore you to tears, confuse you, and offers the tools, tips & training you need, you probably found a winner.

 There are a lot of possibilities out there; this blog post and the one before it are about Jeff Johnson. He’s a Super Affiliate and he’s got awesome training material, he can teach you how:

You can literally create traffic and money on demand when you follow his basic steps…

It’s really much easier than you think.

And he has been proving it for the last 5 years to thousands of people just like you.

Check it out, this guy really knows his stuff:



This stuff is Not rocket science, anyone can do it.

And his system is truly step-by-step.

Highly Recommended!

Stephanie Peay

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September 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Super Affiliate Jeff Johnson is giving away access to almost everything he knows

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Today’s Freebie Day II (thanks to Jeff Johnson)

I scoured Jeff Johnsons’ blog for the best content and I created list of great posts for you. This is just a fraction of what he has to offer, but I hope my list will save you some time. Check out the posts, and don’t forget to join his mailing list. If you do, he’ll send you his free traffic-getting SEO plug-in, video tutorials, and step-by-step “get more traffic” training material. I can’t wait to apply all of this to my pages!!! Please leave a comment once you’ve checked out some of the material to let me know what you think and how you’re applying the training.

Jeff’s brand-new Free Traffic-Getting SEO Plugin Version 2.0:

Info about how to use Jeff ‘ tools:

Social Media Tutorials

Interviews and Case Studies:

  • Free Product Launch Formula Interview with Jeff Walker
  • Newbies Go From Zero to 70k in 7 Days Case Study
  • Case Study Is Making Ten Times As Much Money
  • Free Q&A call recording with Jeff Johnson                                                                    

The best posts on his blog:

  • More Free Content From Jeff Johnson and New Software Passwords
  • How To Become A Super Affiliate In 5 Easy Steps                                                         

I don’t know if I’m ready for this step, yet, but if you are here’s a how to blog post about starting a paid membership site:

  • how to start your very own highly profitable paid membership site                 

I hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know how all of this is working for you!

Stephanie Peay

Today should be: Freebie “so you don’t have to labor as much” Day

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Labor Less and Have Fun on Labor Day

Earlier this weekend, I received an email from a real estate guru who was offering material that was supposed to ultimately  help me “labor less”. He was selling the material, and I wasn’t buying, so I tuned out and erased the message.

However, given that today is Labor day I do like the idea of providing people with resources that will make their lives, both professionally and personally, easier. So I’ve compiled this list of websites that I hope will provide solutions to your problems, save you time, give you new ideas, or entertain you.

You’ve already saved time by not waiting all day to see the links on my twitter page, good work! (But make sure you get back to my twitter page soon).  

Check out these links for the freebies:

I wish I could think of more links to give out! I’m sure I’ll post them, whenever I come across new sites, on my twitter or facebook pages so make sure you check in every once in awhile. 

Do you know of any other websites that offer services or products for free? Please add them by posting a comment, or leave a comment on the links I did provide! I’m looking forward to your feedback.

Oh yeah, by the way… I hope you enjoy your Labor Day!


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September 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

Another Awesome Tool Which Teaches the Way to Stuff Your Pockets With Thousands of Dollars of Monthly Spendable Cash Flow!

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Push Button Money

Right before I posted my blog Message and video yesterday I deleted a few of the messages I wrote between the first “Hello World” message and the latest. They were all about Jeff Walker and Greg Clement’s Smart Internet Marketing Solution (SIMS) program. I was a pretty big cheerleader for the program before they finished their launch. I, like a lot of people, were excited about the roll out of a program that was going to simplify and teach internet marketing and help people apply it to real estate.

I wasn’t an affiliate for SIMS, and I hadn’t planned on purchasing the program, but it was fun to feel like I was a part of the conversation about it. (Even if I was only providing links and webinar information to others who were also interested in it) During that same time I did receive a free DVD that internet marketer Tellman Knudson was offering.

I’m often skeptical when someone offers something for “free,” especially valuable information. I thought there probably wasn’t going to be much information in the DVD. However, I was wrong. The material was informative, simple to understand, task oriented. I was quite surprised!

I also have the opportunity to be an affiliate for their company, even though I never intended to promote the products. Initially, I just wanted to use whatever information I received from it for my own purposes and let others discover it on their own. Now, I’m not saying I’m racking in a pile of money, yet, but I do like singing the praises of products and companies that are doing a great job. (I don’t get the opportunity to do so enough). If you are looking to learn how to

Internet Marketing

Driving traffic to websites

• Building Lists

• Create an “Instant Money Button” Income Stream

then you it would be a good idea for you to take advantage of what he has to offer right now. However, he also has a new product that he’s launching right now. The 13th Module will show you:

How To Get Instant Traffic

Your own proven product templates

• The special pages you need to build a list

• And a proven sales letters to make it all come together

• Plus a trick to have you making weekly windfalls in 9 days or less!

I don’t know how long his promotions or deals are going to last. A few words to the wise – don’t judge a book by its cover (i.e. Tellman) and consider that you can learn something new from everybody. In this case you can learn a lot!!!

He wants to help you get a complete business up and running for pennies on the dollar. At the very least, learn more about what Tellman’s got to offer by going to his website and getting his new free cd. There is a cost for shipping, but it’s well worth it!!! Trust me, you and your bank account will thank me for telling you about it. (I like gifts too – especially gadgets ;-))

Stephanie Peay

Watch the video here –>

P.S. Even if you think you’ve seen this video before, keep watching all the way through – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Watch it before it’s too late –>

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September 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Against All Odds

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Patrick Henry Hughes was born blind but plays in the University of Louisville pep band thanks to the aid of his father. (via CBS & YouTube)

I can kind of relate to Patrick’s father in a way. My mom is visually impaired and sometimes it can be hard to help her, but I lover her & she’s really quite amazing! She returned to school after 30 years, she’s adjusted surprising well to losing her sight even though it’s been a recent development in her life, she’s an active member of her church (New Birth Missionary Baptist Church)…

Stories like Patrick’s or my mom sometimes serve as inspiration for the rest of us, but they’re really no different than we are. Their life circumstances may be different, but they have freedom of choice just as we do. They choose to press on regardless of their “disability.” They choose not to let their “handicap” excuse them from participating in life or pursuing happiness. 

It’s not impossible for us to use our freedom of choice to achieve more in our lives. At times it’s hard, overwhelming, scary, (and more often than not it takes a long, long time) but it can be done. I am by no means perfect, but I hope that one day I’ll be able to share my own “Against All Odds” story. 

What’s your story?


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September 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm