Equity Trust Company

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There are many reasons why it is preferable to rollover 401(k) and other types of retirement savings account into a self directed IRA. However, even after a person decides to take the step, many issues arise which need to be resolved with professional help. There are many companies out there competing for clients, but Equity Trust Company is up there among the best.

The main difference between a regular IRA account and a self-directed is that there isn't anyone to make all the choices for the account holder. The person who holds the account is required to have a custodian to ensure that the account adheres to all federal regulations and codes, but isn't allowed, by law, to actually give advice on any investments. It is critical to have a custodian who is professional and can guide a client through each step of the process. Equity Trust Company, founded in 1974, has over 34 years of experience in the area meaning its clients are well taken care of by people who know their job inside out.

The company has 170 highly trained specialists to serve their clients from all over the United States, managing around $3 billion in IRA assets. To take their word about customer satisfaction, 92% say they are likely to refer friends and family to the company. Each client gets a personal 800-number to reach his or her personalized account management teams, and 24 hour access to the company's online account management tool. The abundance of staff ensures quick turnaround times - the fastest in the industry - so that investments are never delayed.

It may seem that a company with such a high level of customer service and satisfaction would charge exorbitant fees for the service, but Equity Trust is not such a company. The fees are extremely competitive and are very simple to understand, instead of complicated fee structures set up by other companies seemingly in order to confuse their clients as much as possible. Perhaps the biggest difference from other companies is that Equity Trust Company charges no transaction processing fees.

Although these might seem rather low, for those who actively invest in new assets and move money around these fees add up quick. Many companies have different fees for the purchase and sale of an asset; while Equity Trust has the same fee for both activities: $0. The company also takes no check charges, document safekeeping fees, or asset administration fees, making things simple and saving clients' money at the same time. There is no reason to waste money on self-interested companies with complex fee structures; Equity Trust is there to help the client at the lowest price while providing top notch service.

Self-directed IRA's place enough responsibility on the account holder as it is. Equity Trust Company is there to make things as easy and simple as possible, providing clients with professional advisers to help maintain accounts yet charge the lowest prices, without sacrificing the level of service and satisfaction of the client.

Ephren W. Taylor II first revealed his extraordinary knack for making money at age 12 and he hasn't slowed down since. He was a self-made millionaire while still in his teens. In his twenties he became the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company ever, City Capital Corporation (CTCC). Today Taylor and City Capital oversee tens of millions in assets for clients ranging from entertainment icons and pro athletes to church members and private companies. He is a dynamic speaker and author of the best seller "Creating Success from the Inside Out." Learn more at CashFreeInvesting.com, IRACashFlow.com or Ephren.com.

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