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When you purchase or sell assets with your Self-Directed IRA, it’s important to do so properly. This will ensure that the assets retain their proper legal standing. Here are instructions for the most common scenarios:

How To Invest with Your Madison Trust Self-Directed IRA

Are you looking to diversify your retirement portfolio by investing in alternative assets? Madison Trust has streamlined the Self-Directed IRA setup process to three simple steps. View our flowchart to learn how to set up a Self-Directed IRA with Madison Trust.


How To Use Your IRA to Buy Real Estate

The most popular alternative investment purchased with a Self-Directed IRA is real estate due to its high growth potential and stable returns. Verify how to purchase real estate from your IRA, including the process for the earnest money and closing instructions on our easy-to-read flowchart below.


How To Invest Your IRA into 

An IRA LLC is best for time-sensitive and transaction-heavy investments, as it enables real-time access to your funds. Discover what documents are required to open and invest through an IRA LLC as well as where Madison Trust plays a role in the investment process.


How To Invest Your IRA (as a Minority Owner) into an LLC

Investing in a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a popular investment instrument and involves ownership interest in a private company that is not traded on a stock exchange. Learn what documents are required to invest in an LLC and what Madison Trust’s role is in the process.


How To Invest Your IRA in a Private Placement

Are you looking to invest in an LLC, private equity fund, hedge fund, startup, small business, or another type of company outside of Wall Street? Madison Trust’s streamlined investment process makes it easier than ever to invest your IRA money into a privately held business. View the process below.


How To Invest in Precious Metals with a Gold IRA

Are you looking to invest in something tangible, like Gold, Silver, or other precious metals? Madison Trust’s Self-Directed Gold IRA gives you the freedom to do just that. You can review our step-by-step process by downloading the flowchart below.


How To Issue a Secured Loan from an IRA

With a Self-Directed IRA you can invest with promissory notes by loaning money to emerging companies and small businesses. Notes provide IRA investors an exact return on their investment and a stable revenue stream. Refer to the step-by-step instructions and supporting document required to issue a secured loan from an IRA.

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How To Make an 
Additional Investment

Are you looking to further diversify and grow your retirement portfolio by investing in an additional alternative asset? View our flowchart to learn how to add more funds to your account and make an additional investment in your Self-Directed IRA.


How To Issue a Loan from Your IRA

Promissory note investments yield predictable and often above market returns, making it alluring to many IRA investors. Madison Trust makes it easy to issue a loan with retirement funds. Follow the step-by-step instructions explaining how to prepare your Promissory Note and the additional documents required.


How To Sell Real Estate Owned By Your IRA

There are just a few steps required to sell real estate from your IRA. Find out what documents are required to close on your property, how to list the seller on each form, and how the overall process of selling real estate from your IRA works.

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How To Sell Precious Metals Owned By Your Gold IRA

There are four simple steps required to sell precious metals from your Madison Trust 
Self-Directed Gold IRA. Find out the details regarding who to contact, what forms to submit, and more in order to sell your precious metals.


How To Retire an Asset and Close Account

Are you looking to move your funds from your Self-Directed IRA to yourself personally, another qualified retirement plan, or another IRA? Find out how to liquidate your asset and close your account in a simple flowchart specific to the investments in your account.

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How To Scan Forms and Other Documents Using the Notes App on Your iPhone

iPhone users can now easily scan documents on the Notes App. View the step-by-step instructions to learn how to scan documents and upload them to Madison Trust's Secure Uploads Portal.


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