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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!

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

How To Minimize Tax Payments for RMDs

As your Self Directed IRA saves for retirement, you are probably receiving regular statements as to the size of your nest egg. Those statements can provide a nice number, but they may not be accurate. If you have a Traditional retirement account (as opposed to a Roth), then you might be looking at a large tax bill when you start taking Required Minimum Distributions. Why should that be the […]
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September 1, 2021

Finding a New Job in Retirement - Part 2

Identifying Your Next Job  In Part 1, we discussed how companies are addressing ageism and are becoming more aware of the value of an age diverse workforce. With that in mind, why exactly would an individual want to take advantage of this trend? If retirement is officially the “golden years”, why offset that by going back to […]
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August 25, 2021

Child Tax Credit and Retirement Investing

Can I Use the Child Tax Credit For a Self Directed IRA?  Many Americans received a pleasant surprise last month with a deposit from the new Child Tax Credit. For some it’s a welcome relief to get some bills out of the way. For others, it can be an opportunity to add to a retirement account. If you’re a participant in a […]
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August 18, 2021

Employee Spotlight: John Inglese, Operations Associate

Meet John Inglese, one of Madison Trust’s Operations Associates. John joined the team a little over a year ago and has since been an integral part of the documents team. At the office, John is known as a “jack of all trades”; he is always willing to help anyone when needed and is involved in […]
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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing an Investment Property

A rental property is one of the most popular investments for a Self Directed IRA. However, these kinds of properties come with a unique set of challenges. On the one hand they tend to be a smaller asset and share a lot in common with buying a private home. On the other, they are income producing and investment oriented, and thus have a lot in […]
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July 29, 2021

What Investors Should Know When Investing in Alternative Assets

This week we’re privileged to share the first part of our interview with Dr. Kevin R. Mirabile, C.P.A, D.P.S.  About Professor Kevin R. Mirabile, C.P.A., D.P.S.: Dr. Mirabile is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at Fordham University. Prior to becoming an academic, he held senior executive positions at Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital in banking, trading, and asset management. Dr. Mirabile is the author of several […]
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Employee Spotlight: Gina Stoddard, Chief of Staff

Meet Gina Stoddard, Madison’s Chief of Staff. Gina joined the team about a year ago and has since been an integral part of developing our company’s culture. If you have worked with Gina, you know you can count on her to get the job done with a smile on her face. We sat down with […]
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