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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.

Let Our Self-Directed IRA Specialists Help You Gain Control of Your Investments

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!

Is Now the Time to Convert to a Roth IRA?

With the stock market down and current low tax rates, now may be the perfect opportunity to do a Roth Conversion as you can enjoy some tax savings. Discover the benefits of Madison Trust’s Self-Directed Roth IRA.
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National Retirement Security Month: How To Start Actively Preparing for Retirement

There’s no better way to spend National Retirement Security Month than by learning how to plan for retirement! Madison Trust’s Self-Directed IRA professionals can answer all your questions so you can achieve the retirement of your dreams.
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October 26, 2022

Gain Control of Your Retirement Savings with an IRA LLC

Are you looking for greater investment freedom and asset protection? An IRA LLC provides accountholders the ability to invest in almost any asset in real-time, without paperwork and transaction fees.
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August 9, 2022

How To Complete a Transfer Authorization Form

To transfer IRA funds to your Madison Trust Self Directed IRA, complete a Transfer Authorization Form. View our detailed step-by-step guide so you can start investing quicker and achieve your retirement goals.
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How To Transfer Funds to a Self Directed IRA: Step-by-Step Guide

Transferring to a Self Directed IRA is simple. Explore the difference between an IRA transfer and rollover, if a Medallion Signature Guarantee is needed, and tips for a smooth transfer.
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6 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in Precious Metals with a Gold IRA  

A Gold IRA (also known as a Precious Metals IRA) is a great way to diversify your portfolio with a tangible asset that can provide security and hedge against the volatile stock market. Consider these six things before investing in precious metals in a Gold IRA.
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Employee Spotlight: Nicole Capurso, Investor Relations Specialist

Meet Nicole Capurso, Madison Trust’s Investor Relations Specialist! Nicole joined Madison Trust in 2020 and has many admirable qualities that help her succeed in her role. With her attention to detail, strong drive to achieve collective goals, and flawless communication skills, Nicole is able to form positive connections and execute seamless transactions for many Investment […]
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Thanksgiving and Retirement: Planning and Diversifying

After spending an October filled with Halloween costumes, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and leaves changing colors, it’s time to start preparing for Thanksgiving. Who are you going to share your table with this year? What types of foods will you be preparing? What time will you be serving dinner? These are just a few questions […]
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November 10, 2021

Opening a Self Directed Spousal IRA

A Self Directed Spousal IRA is a standard retirement account that utilizes a unique contribution method. In a regular Self Directed IRA, contributions are made from the account holder’s earned income. In the case of a Self Directed Spousal IRA, the contribution is still earned income, but it is not coming from the account holder. Rather, the contribution is being made by their spouse into the Spousal IRA account. Here we […]
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November 3, 2021

5 Common Self Directed IRA Mistakes To Avoid

Let’s admit it, learning how to plan for retirement is a process. It is not a topic that we are taught in school and so we must conduct our own research to educate ourselves. On top of that, since Self Directed IRAs are so unique, as many common brokerages do not even offer them, it takes […]
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