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A show dedicated to educating and informing self-directed IRA and 401(k) investors on strategies, investments, legal structures, tax rules, and pitfalls. Hosted by tax lawyers Mat Sorensen and Mark Kohler who are also co-founders of Directed IRA & Directed Trust Company.


Articles written on the subject of how you can self-direct your IRA. Read from the industry thought leaders and other contributors. Learn more about Directed IRA and how we help you take control of your retirement.


Watch multiple educational videos on how to self-direct your IRAs and solo 401(k)s. Learn the strategies that our clients have implemented to save for their retirement and invest in what they know.

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Ep.128 –  Who Should be YOUR Beneficiary of your IRA or 401K?

Ep.128 – Who Should be YOUR Beneficiary of your IRA or 401K?

In this episode, Mat and Mark emphasize the importance of proper beneficiary designations for retirement accounts. They highlight a critical story that illustrates the significance of updating your beneficiary information, emphasizing that even if you have a will or a trust, your beneficiary designation form trumps all.

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