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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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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

Finding a New Job in Retirement – Part 1

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 […]
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August 23, 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

7 Fun and Interesting Retirement Facts

As you invest with a Self Directed IRA, you might be wondering about the rest of America. Are your fellow citizens also engaging in retirement planning, and if so, what are they thinking? Will their retirement plans cover the costs? Do they want pets in the golden years? And why exactly is Florida so popular? These facts may not affect your Self Directed IRA strategy, but they’re definitely good for […]
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August 16, 2021

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Financial Awareness Day

Every year on August 14th, we celebrate National Financial Awareness Day. This holiday serves as a reminder to brush up on your finances and work towards achieving financial stability. The financial world is constantly changing, so it’s important to make sure you are aware of any news and change any habits that may affect your […]
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August 13, 2021

2020 Census Data and Real Estate Investing

What is the most important thing to look for in an investment property? Thousands of classes, experts, and even cartoons have hypnotized us with the mantra: location, location, location. However, that just begs the question. What exactly is it about a specific location that will be indicative of investment success? This is an important question for Self Directed IRA investors. Most private retirement investors can only get into a few […]
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What Investors Need To Know About Investing In Hedge Funds

About Professor Kevin R. Mirabile, C.P.A, D.P.S.:  Following last week, we are happy to share the second part of our interview with Dr. Kevin R. Mirabile, C.P.A., D.P.S. Dr. Mirabile received his B.S. in Accounting from S.U.N.Y Albany in 1983, M.S. in Banking and Finance from Boston University in 2008, and a doctorate in Finance […]
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July 26, 2021

An Introduction to SPACs

One of the newest assets to hit the investment markets is known as a SPAC, or Special Purpose Acquisition Company. SPACs are generating excitement both amongst regular investors, as well as those using Self Directed IRAs. Let’s take a dive into the world of SPACs and get educated about this unique asset.  SPACs – The Basics  A SPAC […]
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July 23, 2021

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
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