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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!

Investing in Planes, Music, & More: An Interview

Madison Trust interviewed Christopher Liong, Chief Investment Officer at Bergamot Asset Management. The company has two funds: A Music Royalty Fund and a Private Aviation Fund. Learn more about investing in these alternative assets with your Self-Directed IRA.
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March 15, 2023

IRS Tax Tips for Retirement Accounts

With tax season in full swing, it is important to take time to understand the tax rules so you can be prepared to file and maximize your potential tax savings. Madison Trust has compiled tax tips from the IRS so you can utilize its tools and lower your tax bill while saving for retirement.
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March 14, 2023

Managing Self-Directed IRA Expenses for Real Estate Investments

Learn how to correctly pay for property taxes, utilities and other expenses when holding real estate in a Self-Directed IRA.
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March 6, 2023

Why You Can’t Get a Truly Self-Directed IRA at Fidelity 

Not all financial institutions allow for true self-direction. You cannot get all the benefits of a Self-Directed IRA at the big brokerages. Learn how you can invest in alternative assets with a truly Self-Directed IRA at Madison Trust.
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Self-Directed IRA Precious Metals Investing: 5 Common Questions Answered

Learn the basics of Self-Directed IRA precious metals investing, including what precious metals are allowed in an IRA.
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February 17, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action: How Your Self-Directed IRA Can Get its Big Break!

A potential investment for a Self-Directed IRA is a movie or TV production. These can be profitable investments due to the need of short-term capital which can be supplied by a self-directed IRA. Learn how you can invest in the production of your choice with Madison Trust!
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5 New Year's Resolutions All Retirement Savers Should Have

Some of the most rewarding New Year’s resolutions are those that benefit your financial future such as reevaluating your retirement goals, contributions, asset allocation, and rule changes. Explore five popular New Year’s resolutions and how to grow your Self-Directed IRA retirement savings with Madison Trust.
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February 6, 2023

Self-Directed IRA vs. Self-Directed IRA LLC: What’s the Difference?

Learn how a Self-Directed IRA LLC is derived but different from the classic Self-Directed IRA.
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February 1, 2023

How To Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA Non-Recourse Loan

A Self-Directed IRA non-recourse loan gives you the opportunity to invest in the property of your dreams! Madison Trust’s lending program provides expertise, unmatched customer service, and fixed rates to maximize your retirement savings.
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January 18, 2023

National Retirement Security Month: How To Start Actively Preparing for Retirement

There’s no better way to spend National Retirement Security Month than by learning how to plan for retirement! Madison Trust’s Self-Directed IRA professionals can answer all your questions so you can achieve the retirement of your dreams.
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October 26, 2022
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