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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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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!

October 2022 Tax Deadlines & How To Correct Excess Self-Directed IRA Contributions

The deadline to correct excess Self-Directed IRA contributions or change the tax treatment of your contributions is swiftly approaching! Learn how to correct excess Self-Directed IRA contributions and get back on track for retirement.
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October 12, 2022

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 Exciting Investment Opportunities for a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

Invest in raw land, commercial property, residential property, real estate crowdfunding opportunities, and more with a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA. Receive a more reliable source of investment income and have more flexibility in asset choice.
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September 12, 2022

What To Do If Your Self-Directed IRA Falls Victim to a Scam

Nobody wants it to happen. Being the victim of a scam is a lousy feeling, especially if the scam targeted your Self-Directed IRA. However, in the unfortunate event that it happened, what should you do? Is there any way to report the scam? What about recovering the funds that were stolen? There is no one right answer for every situation, but there is a series […]
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December 27, 2021

How To Avoid Paying Extra Taxes and Penalties in a Self Directed IRA Part 4 – Prohibited Transactions

If there is one topic that dominates a lot of the Self-Directed IRA content, it’s prohibited transactions. The concept has become something of a bogeyman for Self-Directed IRA investors with articles warning in capital letters about its inherent dangers. There is no denying that in the context of a retirement account, committing a prohibited transaction is a bad idea. It can rack up […]
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November 29, 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

The Investing Power Combo: Pairing a Company 401(k) with a Self-Directed IRA

Asset diversification is important, which is why you may be wondering "can I have a 401(k) and an IRA at the same time?" Learn more here.
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How To Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

Real estate is one of the most popular alternative investments. Are you looking to get in on the action? Let's explore how to purchase real estate with a Self-Directed IRA.
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October 19, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

National Financial Awareness Day is on August 14th. It's a great opportunity to consider how your financial decisions now affect your future retirement and make financial changes for the better.
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August 14, 2020
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