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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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Peter Thiel’s Roth IRA Is Erroneously Reported

In a recent report from ProPublica, the Roth IRA activity of Peter Thiel was portrayed as a massive gaming of the system. In short, the government gives various tax incentives to help Americans save for retirement, and Peter Thiel was able to take advantage of that to cheat the country out of well-deserved taxes. The facts themselves are certainly true: Peter Thiel is using […]
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July 1, 2021

The IRS Has Extended 2020 Retirement Account Contributions

The IRS has provided automatic tax deadline extensions to people on a state-by-state basis. This includes the deadline to make 2020 IRA contributions. The good news for you is that you may still have time to open an account and get a deduction for 2020. Find out below if your state qualifies for the extension. […]
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June 3, 2021

Investor Security - Part 1

Sometimes the greatest benefits can also pose the greatest challenges. In a Checkbook IRA, investors have the freedom to pursue the assets that make sense to them. With that freedom, though, comes an increased responsibility to do research. Investors have to look carefully at the proposed investment and see if it truly has the potential to be profitable in the […]
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May 26, 2021

2021 Tax Guide to Required Minimum Distributions

In the last year, there have been several rule changes to retirement plans. Many of these changes have been established to provide economic relief for those affected by the coronavirus. To make it easier for taxpayers, the IRS recently published a list of the most relevant ones. Here’s the breakdown:  New RMD Age - Owners […]
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2021 Tax Tips From The IRS

The IRS has made a big push in recent years to become a more consumer friendly organization. Their website now offers a plethora of practical and easy-to-read articles, and some of the information there can really help tax payers in the long run. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest developments, you can […]
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February 22, 2021

5 Money Moves for Investors to Make Before Year-End

Let’s face it, this year has been tough both financially and mentally. To end the year on a high note, investors should perform a little portfolio management. Here are five of the best money moves to make before the end of 2020.    Why is maximizing your retirement contributions important?   Type of Retirement Account Contribution Limit 2020 Contribution […]
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December 16, 2020

What Does a Biden Win Mean for Your Retirement?

After an election season like no other, Joe Biden has been voted in as the next President of the United States. Whether or not you’re happy with the results, having a new president leads to many questions. What changes will a new president make to public policy? Should I invest differently based on these changes? How will these changes affect my daily life […]
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November 23, 2020

7 Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid during Coronavirus

Covid-19 has caused many disruptions in our lives. You may feel overwhelmed while working from home, checking the stock market, and disinfecting everything in sight. However, despite all of the new changes and unknowns, now is not the time to lose sight of your financial goals.   Here are seven retirement planning mistakes to avoid during Coronavirus: Mistake #1: Not Revisiting your Budget   The […]
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November 6, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

Did you hear? August 14th is National Financial Awareness Day! Most likely it is not your favorite holiday, but one that can do you some good. The financial decisions you make now affect your future in that scenic retirement destination.   Here are five pieces of advice to take advantage of as you start your journey towards […]
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August 14, 2020

Is the 401(k) Still Working?

The 401(k) plan, like all retirement plans, was meant to incentivize people to save for retirement.  It accomplished this by officially offering some big tax incentives. Put money into the plan and reap the benefits. What happens, though, when the tax environment changes and those benefits disappear? In a recent Bloomberg Op-Ed, Aaron Brown details the 401(k) shift and explains why investors might want to reconsider.  […]
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