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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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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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August 27, 2021

Finding a New Job in Retirement – Part 1

How the Workplace is Changing  Retirement has always been considered the big vacation. Workers have put in their time, saved a little for later years, and are now ready to sit back and relax. However, a number of factors are presently emerging that turn that idea on its head. Let’s take a look at why Americans may be staying in the work place […]
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August 23, 2021

Investing In a Private Placement With a Self Directed IRA

One of the distinct advantages of a Self Directed IRA is its ability to invest in non-market offerings. Wall Street is limited to companies of a certain size and revenue, and does not allow for smaller (yet equally profitable) ventures. One of the most popular alternative investments is the private placement. Here we will discuss how a private placement works, which private placements are the most popular, and […]
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August 20, 2021

7 Fun and Interesting Retirement Facts

As you invest with a Self Directed IRA, you might be wondering about the rest of America. Are your fellow citizens also engaging in retirement planning, and if so, what are they thinking? Will their retirement plans cover the costs? Do they want pets in the golden years? And why exactly is Florida so popular? These facts may not affect your Self Directed IRA strategy, but they’re definitely good for […]
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August 16, 2021

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Financial Awareness Day

Every year on August 14th, we celebrate National Financial Awareness Day. This holiday serves as a reminder to brush up on your finances and work towards achieving financial stability. The financial world is constantly changing, so it’s important to make sure you are aware of any news and change any habits that may affect your […]
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August 13, 2021

What is a Self-Directed Retirement Account?

In today's video, Emily Egan, Client Support Specialist at Madison Trust Company, teaches us all about the basics of the Self-Directed IRA and how you can use it as a tool to invest in your retirement!
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Can a Commercial Property be Converted into a Multifamily?

One of the most intuitive investments for a Self Directed IRA is a small multifamily property. The smaller size makes it affordable, the 3-4 units provide a nice amount of rental income, and generally the property requires little more than standard landlord management. However, these kinds of properties are not always so easy to find. What may be available is a vacant commercial property. Would that work […]
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August 11, 2021
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