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Welcome to the Madison Trust Self-Directed IRA blog! Here, you will find posts about a wide variety of topics related to Self-Directed IRAs. Whether you're interested in learning about what you can invest in or you need a guide to help set up your account, you can find all the help and information you need right here.

Whether you're looking for information about account maintenance, investing in real estate, or setting up a checkbook IRA, we can help! New posts are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly to stay up-to-date on all of the information you need to know about investing with a Self-Directed IRA.

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If you can't find information on the specific topic you're looking for, don't hesitate to reach out: We place a high value on transparency and clarity here at Madison Trust Company, and you're always welcome to contact us via email, phone, or online chat. Our CISP-trained team members are ready to answer your questions or assist you with setting up your new Self-Directed IRA.

Our dedication to client support is one of the main reasons why so many people rely on Madison Trust, along with our flat fee structure that never includes hidden or unexpected costs. No matter how much your Self-Directed IRA grows, your fees remain the same. Sign up for a Self-Directed IRA today and discover the Madison Trust advantage for yourself!

Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) vs. 401(k): Don’t Let the False Dichotomy Fool You!

Understanding the difference between a Self-Directed IRA and 401(k) can help you decide if one or both of these options is right for you. In this article, Madison Trust explains how a Self-Directed IRA works in place of or alongside a 401(k).
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When Is a Self-Directed IRA Taxed? 

Knowing the tax implications of distributions and investments can help you use your Self-Directed IRA more effectively. Learn the basics from Madison Trust, the industry’s highest-rated Self-Directed IRA custodian.
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Sweet Retirement:  A Flavorful Lesson from Ice Cream Sundaes and Self-Directed IRAs 

Consider diversifying your retirement portfolio, just like you would an ice cream sundae. Learn more about investing in alternative assets with a Self-Directed IRA at Madison Trust.
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Investment Sponsor Spotlight: Starting Point Capital 

Madison Trust interviewed Jeremy Dyer, Founder & Managing Partner of Starting Point Capital. Learn more about investing in alternative assets with Madison Trust.
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June 14, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Catching Up with Kevin McNee   

This employee spotlight features our Director of Trust Services at Madison Trust Company. Kevin McNee works with clients and their financial teams to reach their financial goals through Directed Trust services.
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Bet the Farm: It Could Be Your Next Investment 

Farmland is on the rise as an alternative investment. Learn more about how you can invest in farmland with a Self-Directed IRA. 
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Six Types of Self-Directed IRA Distributions

Read about the six types of Self-Directed IRA distributions on Madison Trust's Distribution Request form.
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What Is a 990-T Form, and What Is its Purpose?

All about Form 990-T for exempt organization business income tax returns
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Employee Spotlight: Dana Udumulla, Investments Manager 

This employee spotlight features Dana Udumulla, Madison Trust’s Investments Manager. She works to provide investment sponsors and clients with a seamless alternative investing experience.
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Investment Sponsor Spotlight: Provision Capital 

Provision Capital is a socially responsible, full-service investment fund based in Dallas, Texas. Learn more about investing in alternative assets with a Self-Directed IRA.
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