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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!

The Future of Funding: How To Raise Capital with Self-Directed IRAs

Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are a widely untapped source of funds that Investment Sponsors and Fund Managers can use to raise capital. Explore Madison Trust’s streamlined process that makes it simple for investors to support your fund.
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Prioritizing Retirement Planning with a Self-Directed SEP IRA

Explore the benefits of a Self-Directed SEP IRA for self-employed individuals and business owners. Learn how Madison Trust can empower you to gain greater control of your financial future with this unique retirement investing vehicle.
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September 19, 2023

Using a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) for Private Equity Investing

Learn how a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) opens doors to invest in private equity funds. Explore the types of private placements, the benefits, and possible considerations when choosing to invest in private equity funds.
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Why Use a Self-Directed IRA?

A Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) allows you to invest in alternative assets, build a diversified retirement portfolio, and enjoy tax advantages. Expand your retirement investing horizons with a Self-Directed IRA from Madison Trust.
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Planning a Pool Party and Your Retirement

Is a Self-Directed IRA the right retirement account for you? Find out what it takes to self-direct your investments and plan your retirement; it can be as fun as planning a pool party!
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Summer Bucket List: How to Plan for Your Longest Vacation (Retirement)

Retirement is your longest vacation, so it’s important to be proactive when planning. Madison Trust Specialists are knowledgeable in self-directed investing and understand a variety of asset classes, which can be beneficial on your journey to retirement.
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Why Roll a 401(k) into a Self-Directed IRA?

You gain a wider scope of investment possibilities when you roll a 401(k) into a Self-Directed IRA. Learn more about investing in alternative assets with a Self-Directed IRA.  
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Legacy Planning: Self-Directed IRA Beneficiaries

Designating a beneficiary for your IRA ensures that your assets will be moved into the correct hands in the case of your passing. Self-Directed IRA Specialists at Madison Trust are here to guide you through the process.
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Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) vs. 401(k): Don’t Let the False Dichotomy Fool You!

Understanding the difference between a Self-Directed IRA and 401(k) can help you decide if one or both of these options is right for you. In this article, Madison Trust explains how a Self-Directed IRA works in place of or alongside a 401(k).
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When Is a Self-Directed IRA Taxed? 

Knowing the tax implications of distributions and investments can help you use your Self-Directed IRA more effectively. Learn the basics from Madison Trust, the industry’s highest-rated Self-Directed IRA custodian.
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