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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!

How Inflation Affects Your Retirement Account

Rising inflation has caused concern about its impact on retirement savings. Here are some tips to protect your retirement portfolio during economic uncertainty.
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September 15, 2022

4 Unique Investment Opportunities for a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

Paper houses in front of a laptop with “Property Investment” on the screen with an increasing graph to show investment growth after investing with a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA.
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September 12, 2022

Gain Control of Your Retirement Savings with an IRA LLC

Are you looking for greater investment freedom and asset protection? An IRA LLC provides accountholders the ability to invest in almost any asset in real-time, without paperwork and transaction fees.
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August 9, 2022

How To Complete a Transfer Authorization Form

To transfer IRA funds to your Madison Trust Self Directed IRA, complete a Transfer Authorization Form. View our detailed step-by-step guide so you can start investing quicker and achieve your retirement goals.
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How To Transfer Funds to a Self Directed IRA: Step-by-Step Guide

Transferring to a Self Directed IRA is simple. Explore the difference between an IRA transfer and rollover, if a Medallion Signature Guarantee is needed, and tips for a smooth transfer.
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6 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in Precious Metals with a Gold IRA  

A Gold IRA (also known as a Precious Metals IRA) is a great way to diversify your portfolio with a tangible asset that can provide security and hedge against the volatile stock market. Consider these six things before investing in precious metals in a Gold IRA.
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Employee Spotlight: Nicole Capurso, Investor Relations Specialist

Meet Nicole Capurso, Madison Trust’s Investor Relations Specialist! Nicole joined Madison Trust in 2020 and has many admirable qualities that help her succeed in her role. With her attention to detail, strong drive to achieve collective goals, and flawless communication skills, Nicole is able to form positive connections and execute seamless transactions for many Investment […]
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11 FAQs about Self Directed IRA Custodians

When it comes to planning for your retirement, you want to get it right. It all starts with choosing the right account type and the right company to hold your assets. This can be done through research and by asking the right questions.    Are you looking to diversify your retirement portfolio with alternative assets […]
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How Saving for Retirement Can Lower Your Current Tax Bill  

While the tax deadline (April 18, 2022) is swiftly approaching, there is still time to save on your current tax bill. Many are unaware that you can receive tax breaks today by saving for retirement. This may sound like a win-win situation, but before you jump into anything be sure that you assess your retirement […]
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March 30, 2022

How To Set Up a Self Directed Roth IRA

What is a Self Directed Roth IRA?  A Self Directed Roth IRA combines two functions. First, it allows investors to place retirement funds in almost any asset. Second, it does so within a Roth framework. That means the money invested comes from post-tax dollars and can now grow tax-free.  Investors generally open a Self Directed […]
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