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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!

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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Big Real Estate Deals for Self Directed IRAs

A Self Directed IRA allows you to think outside the box. No longer confined to the world of stocks and mutual funds, you can start brainstorming new and potentially better assets. Normally, the first go-to asset is real estate. This is because a Self Directed IRA is naturally optimized for buying a property. It has enough of a reserve to make it financially feasible, and the […]
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October 20, 2021

How To Invest in a Foreign Property with a Self Directed IRA - Part 3

Which countries are amenable to retirement investing?  Many have their Self Directed IRA explore international property because they want a new home after they retire. If that’s the case for you, then it pays to research beforehand the countries that may be your best destination. When you look into these countries, you actually have to pay attention to two very different aspects.  Affordable Locations to Retire  Here is a sampling of foreign locales to […]
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October 13, 2021

What Investors Should Know about the Current State of the Economy

This week we are fortunate to share our interview with Mr. Kevin Kliesen, a business economist and Bank Officer in the Research Division at the Federal Reserve of St. Louis.    Mr. Kliesen holds an M.A. in Economics from Colorado State University and joined the bank in 1988. In his position as a business economist, […]
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October 6, 2021

How To Fund Your Self-Directed IRA

Congratulations! You have decided to open a Self-Directed IRA and begin your journey to a richer retirement. You have already filled out an account application and are ready to start investing in the alternative asset of your choice. The next step is to fund your Self-Directed IRA account, which can be done in a variety of ways. […]
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September 29, 2021

Spirit Week at Madison Trust Company and Broad Financial

As the summer comes to a close, Madison Trust Company and Broad Financial participated in our First Annual Spirit Week! Each day employees were encouraged to dress according to different themes, participate in team-building and philanthropy events, and be part of some healthy competition. This week truly personified our culture of Caring, Collaborating, Improving, and Empowering.  Let’s check […]
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September 22, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Daniel Humphrey, Account Executive

Meet Daniel Humphrey, one of Madison’s Account Executives. Daniel is a crucial part of our inbound sales team, who likes interacting with clients and teaching them about how a Self Directed IRA can benefit their retirement portfolio. When he’s not working, Daniel enjoys health and fitness activities.  We asked Daniel a few questions to find out more […]
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September 15, 2021
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