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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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How To Protect Your IRA From Scams

IRAs, and especially Self Directed IRAs, require account holders to be vigilant in investment choice. This is because these kinds of retirement plans are choice destinations for scammers and con men. IRA accounts possess a sizable amount of funds and the account holder is actually looking to entrust those funds with somebody else. This is a gilded invitation for unscrupulous individuals who are looking to […]
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September 27, 2021

IRA Basics – Everything the IRS Wants You to Know

Are you new to retirement investing? Like everything that has to do with finances and the government, it can get complicated. The ideas are new, the account possibilities are seemingly endless, and there’s a ton of new terminology to learn. Don’t worry! By learning a few basic concepts and definitions, you’ll be able to speak intelligently about […]
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September 24, 2021

Congress Looks to Enact Mandatory Retirement Accounts

Congress is getting their new budget ready. As with every new budget, it provides a time to amend existing laws and enact new ones. Of the new enactments this year, Congress is proposing the implementation of a mandatory retirement account. This legislation would require employers to have retirement accounts set up for their employees and make automatic contributions […]
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September 20, 2021

Congress May Restructure Your Retirement Accounts

President Biden recently presented the Build Back Better Plan. This is a multi-trillion dollar spending proposal that provides a Covid-relief package, an infrastructure and jobs plan, and an investment strategy for childcare and education. Having had a first pass through the House’s Ways and Means Committee, Congress has sent it back with a number of mark-ups. These mark-ups cover a lot of ground, and […]
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September 17, 2021

REITs and Debt – A Surprising Partnership

You do not need debt in your life. It may be convenient at times (like a credit card or home mortgage,) but if you had to, you could get by on a cash basis. Many people have actually chosen to go debt free to avoid the problems associated with debt. A REIT does not have this option. In order to grow […]
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September 13, 2021

The Great Fed Taper – What You Need To Know

The future of any economy, even in the short term, is essentially unpredictable. Events like natural disasters, pandemics, and political upheaval can set financial systems spinning. Governments are cognizant of this and to the best of their ability seek to stabilize their respective economies. Here in the U.S. that responsibility is given to the Federal Reserve. Using the tools on monetary policy, the Fed tries to keep the […]
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September 8, 2021

The IRS Cares About Your MAGI

There are many numbers that are used to measure consumers. Everybody knows about credit scores, tax brackets, and net worth. There is one number, though, that is quite important, yet most people have never heard of it. This number is personal to you and the government utilizes it to determine your eligibility for a number […]
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September 7, 2021

The Investing Power Combo: Pairing a Company 401(k) with a Self-Directed IRA

Asset diversification is important, which is why you may be wondering "can I have a 401(k) and an IRA at the same time?" Learn more here.
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8 Birthdays that Matter for Retirement

Birthdays can be exciting, especially when you are young. Of course, there is your 1st birthday, 10th birthday (double digits - woohoo!), 13th birthday (let the teenage angst begin), 16th birthday (new driver in town), 18th birthday (let your opinion be heard - vote!), and 21st birthday (margaritas on the beach anyone?).   As you get older, birthdays […]
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August 30, 2021

How to Evaluate a REIT

REITs are a popular investment for Self Directed IRAs. They are usually not accessible from standard brokerage platforms, yet they provide a more structured venue for real estate investing. For investors who want to get into real estate but don’t necessarily want to personally manage a property, a REIT can be the perfect option.   For an introduction to investing in REITs with a Self Directed IRA, please […]
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