Self-Directed IRA Blog
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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IRAs, and especially Self Directed IRAs, require account holders to be vigilant in investment choice. This is because these kinds of retirement plans are choice destinations for scammers and con men. IRA accounts possess a sizable amount of funds and the account holder is actually looking to entrust those funds with somebody else. This is a gilded invitation for unscrupulous individuals who are looking to […]Read More >
Congress is getting their new budget ready. As with every new budget, it provides a time to amend existing laws and enact new ones. Of the new enactments this year, Congress is proposing the implementation of a mandatory retirement account. This legislation would require employers to have retirement accounts set up for their employees and make automatic contributions […]Read More >
President Biden recently presented the Build Back Better Plan. This is a multi-trillion dollar spending proposal that provides a Covid-relief package, an infrastructure and jobs plan, and an investment strategy for childcare and education. Having had a first pass through the House’s Ways and Means Committee, Congress has sent it back with a number of mark-ups. These mark-ups cover a lot of ground, and […]Read More >
The future of any economy, even in the short term, is essentially unpredictable. Events like natural disasters, pandemics, and political upheaval can set financial systems spinning. Governments are cognizant of this and to the best of their ability seek to stabilize their respective economies. Here in the U.S. that responsibility is given to the Federal Reserve. Using the tools on monetary policy, the Fed tries to keep the […]Read More >
There are many numbers that are used to measure consumers. Everybody knows about credit scores, tax brackets, and net worth. There is one number, though, that is quite important, yet most people have never heard of it. This number is personal to you and the government utilizes it to determine your eligibility for a number of programs. Get ready to meet MAGI – Modified Adjusted Gross […]Read More >
Balancing a 401(k) and a Self Directed IRA The basic tenet of successful investing has never changed: thoughtful diversification. It’s impossible to accurately predict which assets or investments will be profitable. However, with thoughtful diversification you don’t need a crystal ball. Financial history has shown that investment spread out over a wide variety of assets will usually deliver a decent return. If you or your advisor can […]Read More >
Birthdays can be exciting, especially when you are young. Of course, there is your 1st birthday, 10th birthday (double digits - woohoo!), 13th birthday (let the teenage angst begin), 16th birthday (new driver in town), 18th birthday (let your opinion be heard - vote!), and 21st birthday (margaritas on the beach anyone?). As you get older, birthdays […]Read More >
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 […]Read More >
How the Workplace is Changing Retirement has always been considered the big vacation. Workers have put in their time, saved a little for later years, and are now ready to sit back and relax. However, a number of factors are presently emerging that turn that idea on its head. Let’s take a look at why Americans may be staying in the work place […]Read More >
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 […]Read More >