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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!

The Secret to a Delicious Apple Pie and a Well-Diversified Retirement Portfolio

The best apple pie recipe includes a variety of apples, just as a retirement portfolio should include investments in diverse asset classes. The account needed to achieve a well-diversified portfolio is a Self-Directed IRA.
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October 18, 2022

October 2022 Tax Deadlines & How To Correct Excess Self-Directed IRA Contributions

The deadline to correct excess Self-Directed IRA contributions or change the tax treatment of your contributions is swiftly approaching! Learn how to correct excess Self-Directed IRA contributions and get back on track for retirement.
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October 12, 2022

How Inflation Affects Your Retirement Account

Rising inflation has caused concern about its impact on retirement savings. Here are some tips to protect your retirement portfolio during economic uncertainty.
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September 15, 2022

4 Unique Investment Opportunities for a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

Paper houses in front of a laptop with “Property Investment” on the screen with an increasing graph to show investment growth after investing with a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA.
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September 12, 2022

Peter Thiel’s Roth IRA Is Erroneously Reported

In a recent report from ProPublica, the Roth IRA activity of Peter Thiel was portrayed as a massive gaming of the system. In short, the government gives various tax incentives to help Americans save for retirement, and Peter Thiel was able to take advantage of that to cheat the country out of well-deserved taxes. The facts themselves are certainly true: Peter Thiel is using […]
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July 1, 2021

The IRS Has Extended 2020 Retirement Account Contributions

The IRS has provided automatic tax deadline extensions to people on a state-by-state basis. This includes the deadline to make 2020 IRA contributions. The good news for you is that you may still have time to open an account and get a deduction for 2020. Find out below if your state qualifies for the extension. […]
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June 3, 2021

2021 Tax Tips From The IRS

The IRS has made a big push in recent years to become a more consumer friendly organization. Their website now offers a plethora of practical and easy-to-read articles, and some of the information there can really help tax payers in the long run. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest developments, you can […]
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February 22, 2021

Is the 401(k) Still Working?

The 401(k) plan, like all retirement plans, was meant to incentivize people to save for retirement.  It accomplished this by officially offering some big tax incentives. Put money into the plan and reap the benefits. What happens, though, when the tax environment changes and those benefits disappear? In a recent Bloomberg Op-Ed, Aaron Brown details the 401(k) shift and explains why investors might want to reconsider.  […]
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July 24, 2020

Why the IRS CARES About RMDs

When the IRS releases new IRA information, it’s dry, boring, and usually just a technical thing that your accountant needs to know about. This time, though, the IRS update has some real need-to-know kind of news. It’s about the CARES Act and it can affect you right now. Let’s start with a quick overview and then move on to […]
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July 1, 2020

Covid and the Little Investor

Everybody and his sister has an opinion about Covid and the state of the world today. Although we don’t begrudge anybody their First Amendment right, it does make it hard to plan for a comfortable retirement.  Who are you supposed to listen to get your ducks in a row? Obviously, there are no guarantees in investments, but if you want to look for advice from […]
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June 19, 2020
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