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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!

Why You Can’t Get a Truly Self-Directed IRA at Fidelity 

Not all financial institutions allow for true self-direction. You cannot get all the benefits of a Self-Directed IRA at the big brokerages. Learn how you can invest in alternative assets with a truly Self-Directed IRA at Madison Trust.
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3 Things to Look for When Deciding on the Best Self-Directed IRA for Precious Metals

Learn the key differentiators that will help determine the best Self-Directed IRA for precious metals based on your needs and preferences.
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February 22, 2023

Self-Directed IRA Precious Metals Investing: 5 Common Questions Answered

Learn the basics of Self-Directed IRA precious metals investing, including what precious metals are allowed in an IRA.
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February 17, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action: How Your Self-Directed IRA Can Get its Big Break!

A potential investment for a Self-Directed IRA is a movie or TV production. These can be profitable investments due to the need of short-term capital which can be supplied by a self-directed IRA. Learn how you can invest in the production of your choice with Madison Trust!
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Self-Directed IRA vs. Self-Directed IRA LLC: What’s the Difference?

Learn how a Self-Directed IRA LLC is derived but different from the classic Self-Directed IRA.
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February 1, 2023

What Can a Self-Directed IRA Invest In?

The beauty of a Self-Directed IRA is that you can invest in almost any asset! Find out what a Self-Directed IRA can and cannot invest in.
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11 FAQs about Self Directed IRA Custodians

When it comes to planning for your retirement, you want to get it right. That starts with making sure you choose the right account type to invest in and the right company to hold your assets. This can be done through research and by asking the right questions. If you're looking to diversify your retirement […]
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How Saving for Retirement Can Lower Your Current Tax Bill  

While the tax deadline (April 18, 2022) is swiftly approaching, there is still time to save on your current tax bill. Many are unaware that you can receive tax breaks today by saving for retirement. This may sound like a win-win situation, but before you jump into anything be sure that you assess your retirement […]
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March 30, 2022

How To Set Up a Self Directed Roth IRA

What is a Self Directed Roth IRA?  A Self Directed Roth IRA combines two functions. First, it allows investors to place retirement funds in almost any asset. Second, it does so within a Roth framework. That means the money invested comes from post-tax dollars and can now grow tax-free.  Investors generally open a Self Directed […]
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The Self Directed IRA Rollover – A Complete How-To Guide

What Does a Self-Directed IRA Rollover Accomplish? Let’s start with the basics. A Self Directed IRA rollover is the process where funds are transferred from an existing retirement account into a self-directed account. The purpose of the Self Directed IRA rollover is to maintain the tax-advantaged status of the retirement funds. Without the concept of a rollover, […]
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