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H. Quincy Long

About The Author

H. Quincy Long is the founder and CEO of Quest Trust Company. He has been a licensed Texas attorney specializing in real estate for over 30 years and is an active real estate investor himself. Quincy operated a closing attorney office for American Title Company for several years, where he earned an excellent reputation for serving real estate investors. In 2001 Quincy began offering Self-Directed IRA services as a Third-Party Administrator (TPA). Quest Trust Company received its license as a trust company from the Texas Department of Banking and began operating as its own Self-Directed IRA custodian in 2018.

Quincy graduated from The Ohio State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. He continued his education by attending law school at the University of Houston, where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree in 1990. After passing the bar exam, Quincy became a licensed Texas attorney in May of 1991. In 1997 he earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Houston. Quincy achieved a certification from the American Bankers Association as a Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) in 2007.

Quincy is well known nationally as an expert on Self-Directed IRAs. He has lectured widely on the topic of Self-Directed IRAs and other real estate-related issues and has authored numerous articles on the subject. Quincy is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2021 Think Realty Honors Linda’s Legacy: Industry Impact Award and NoteSchool’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His enthusiasm, attention to detail, sense of humor, and knowledge of the self-directed retirement industry is widely known.

When not lecturing, studying the Internal Revenue Code, or reviewing recent court cases, Quincy enjoys traveling, reading, playing cards, and visiting with his family and friends.

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The value in this book from the wisdom and knowledge and experience of Quincy Long is off the charts. This could literally be a textbook for almost everything you need to know for self-directed investments.

- Tom O.

Quincy does a great job really giving real world examples to help readers think outside of the box when growing your IRA. Even if you implement just one idea from the many stories, your accounts will be better for it.

- Martine R.

Wow that is the best and most thorough explanation of IRA rules and possibilities I have ever heard or read. Thank you for allowing me to read this excellent written book.

- Keith L.

From creative, real estate IRA investment ideas to thoughtful tax strategies, deploying Quincy's lessons improved my family's financial outlook dramatically. If you invest the time to learn and implement these ideas properly, YOUR financial future will skyrocket too.

- Stephanie L.

Success in any new investment endeavor takes time and experience. Anyone who reads this book will have invested a few studious hours and saved themselves a few hard years of experience.

- Jim B.

Excellent book! I unreservedly endorse it! It covers Self-Directed IRAs concisely as well as in-depth, making some complex concepts understandable without over-simplifying.

- Dyches B.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to control their own destiny and retire decades ahead of their peers.

- Bob Z.