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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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Community Property in Allocating a Self-Directed IRA

In cases of divorce or inheritance, who gets the Self-Directed IRA? It sounds like a simple question, but anything having to do with finance and government rules is almost never simple. Any time assets need to be allocated, there is often a complicated mix of federal laws, state regulations, and personal circumstances. In the case of deciding ownership of a Self-Directed IRA, those […]
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November 1, 2021

Who Will Inherit Your Self-Directed IRA Funds?

Family dynamics can be stressful. Add money to the mix and it gets even crazier. That’s why when the two come together, being proactive is often your best bet. By taking control of the situation from the get-go, you can get ahead of a lot of the family dissent. Your move to clarity will also be doing a big favor for […]
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October 29, 2021

When a Self Directed IRA Goes Small

When a Self Directed IRA account holder starts researching rental properties, multifamily homes are always at the top of the list. These can provide numerous rental incomes while consolidating management into one small convenient area. However, multifamily homes come with their own challenges. Neighbors often don’t get along, and with multiple units, it seems as if somebody is always having an issue. Luckily for Self Directed IRA investors, a new […]
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October 25, 2021

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

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

Child Tax Credit and Retirement Investing

Can I Use the Child Tax Credit For a Self Directed IRA?  Many Americans received a pleasant surprise last month with a deposit from the new Child Tax Credit. For some it’s a welcome relief to get some bills out of the way. For others, it can be an opportunity to add to a retirement account. If you’re a participant in a […]
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August 18, 2021

2020 Census Data and Real Estate Investing

What is the most important thing to look for in an investment property? Thousands of classes, experts, and even cartoons have hypnotized us with the mantra: location, location, location. However, that just begs the question. What exactly is it about a specific location that will be indicative of investment success? This is an important question for Self Directed IRA investors. Most private retirement investors can only get into a few […]
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Is the 401(k) Still Working?

The 401(k) plan, like all retirement plans, was meant to incentivize people to save for retirement.  It accomplished this by officially offering some big tax incentives. Put money into the plan and reap the benefits. What happens, though, when the tax environment changes and those benefits disappear? In a recent Bloomberg Op-Ed, Aaron Brown details the 401(k) shift and explains why investors might want to reconsider.  […]
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