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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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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

How Saving for Retirement Can Lower Your Current Tax Bill  

While the tax deadline (April 18, 2022) is swiftly approaching, there is still time to save on your current tax bill. Many are unaware that you can receive tax breaks today by saving for retirement. This may sound like a win-win situation, but before you jump into anything be sure that you assess your retirement […]
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March 30, 2022

What To Do If Your Self-Directed IRA Falls Victim to a Scam

Nobody wants it to happen. Being the victim of a scam is a lousy feeling, especially if the scam targeted your Self-Directed IRA. However, in the unfortunate event that it happened, what should you do? Is there any way to report the scam? What about recovering the funds that were stolen? There is no one right answer for every situation, but there is a series […]
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December 27, 2021

The 8 Commandments of Protecting Your Self-Directed IRA from Scams

Now that we’ve explored the red flags associated with scams and specific scams that can target a Self-Directed IRA, it’s time to turn to protection. What follows are practical suggestions that can help minimize the chances of you falling victim to a scam. There are never any guarantees in life, but by observing a few simple rules, you should be able to keep your Self-Directed IRA safe.  Research the investment  When […]
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December 20, 2021

Avoiding Scams in a Self-Directed IRA Part 2 – Your Self-Directed IRA Should Watch Out For These Scams

Now that we have discussed educational resources and scam red flags, let’s get specific. There are a number of different kinds of scams that can target a Self-Directed IRA, but they all share the same basic structure. They offer some kind of alternative asset or system that is hard to find elsewhere, they make an extremely enticing claim regarding returns, and often there will be some kind of time-based push to get going. Let’s examine a few of the more […]
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December 13, 2021

Avoiding Scams in a Self-Directed IRA Part 1 – Education and Red Flags

Growing your Self-Directed IRA can be challenging even in the best of conditions. You have to evaluate potential investments, manage existing assets, and make sure that all the legal paperwork is maintained. What you don’t want to worry about is immoral scammers who are looking to make a fast score. Unfortunately, this kind of crime is a reality and it’s pervasive enough that investors need to […]
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December 6, 2021

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

How To Celebrate National Retirement Security Month

According to PwC’s Retirement in America Report, 1 in 4 Americans have no retirement savings at all. Of those who are saving for retirement, only 36% feel like their retirement planning is on track. The median savings is estimated to be $120,000 for those approaching retirement (ages 55 to 64), which provides less than $1,000 per month […]
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October 22, 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

Disaster Preparedness in a Self-Directed IRA

The IRS has declared September to be National Preparedness Month. The timing certainly seems to be right. Extreme weather events have been battering the U.S. and many people find their properties severely damaged. This is obviously a huge headache for homeowners and tenants as they have to scramble to find temporary lodging. However, it can also mean big trouble for properties owned by a Self […]
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