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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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What Holds Investors Back From Investing in Real Estate

Every few years an event occurs which causes investors to reconsider where they put their investment dollars. A stock market crash can do it, but so can a stock market boom. If an investor feels that their funds may be tied up in a bubble, it’s understandable that they would start looking at alternatives. The most classic asset class to consider after Wall […]
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October 18, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Brianna Avillo, Marketing Team Lead

Meet Brianna Avillo, Madison’s Marketing Team Lead! Brianna joined the team this year, but has made a huge impact in such a short amount of time. With her uplifting and encouraging attitude, she provides purpose, direction, and motivation to her team. She always has a smile on her face and is ready to take on any task that […]
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How To Invest in a Foreign Property with a Self Directed IRA - Part 3

Which countries are amenable to retirement investing?  Many have their Self Directed IRA explore international property because they want a new home after they retire. If that’s the case for you, then it pays to research beforehand the countries that may be your best destination. When you look into these countries, you actually have to pay attention to two very different aspects.  Affordable Locations to Retire  Here is a sampling of foreign locales to […]
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October 13, 2021

How To Invest in a Foreign Property with a Self-Directed IRA - Part 2

Caution tips for small investors  In Part 1 of this series we discussed two important questions:  In this installment, we’ll focus on caution points in the foreign real estate arena. If you’re looking to invest in an international property with a Self-Directed IRA, chances are this may be your first time on the market. That means you’ll be facing a learning curve as you get comfortable […]
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October 11, 2021

How To Invest in a Foreign Property with a Self-Directed IRA - Part 1

Why do investors choose international assets? Why do Self Directed IRA custodians not hold foreign properties?   Thinking about international property  One of the key advantages of utilizing a Self Directed IRA is the ability to diversify better. In a classic IRA, the account holder can diversify within the asset class of market products (e.g. mutual funds.) With a Self Directed IRA, the […]
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October 8, 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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October 4, 2021

Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

Any service provider requires a certain level of trust. You want to know that your car mechanic is honest, your doctor is interested in your best welfare, and your teachers are knowledgeable. This is especially true for financial advisors. These professionals are instructing you as to the best way to invest and grow your retirement funds. Not only is it […]
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October 1, 2021

How To Fund Your Self-Directed IRA

Congratulations! You have decided to open a Self-Directed IRA and begin your journey to a richer retirement. You have already filled out an account application and are ready to start investing in the alternative asset of your choice. The next step is to fund your Self-Directed IRA account, which can be done in a variety of ways. […]
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September 29, 2021

How To Protect Your IRA From Scams

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 […]
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September 27, 2021

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