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The #1 education source on self-directing your
IRAs and take control of your retirement™


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.

FREE Quick Start Guides

Read the latest quick start guides on how to get started in the different investment types. Real Estate, IRA/LLC, Cryptocurrency, and many others. These are the most comprehensive guides in the industry.


EP 43 – Legislative Update and Open Forum

EP 43 – Legislative Update and Open Forum

Mark and Mat explain ways people get stuck when it comes to self-directing their retirement account (not enough money, don’t have a deal) and give ideas and strategies on how to get unstuck so that you can self-direct into the types of assets you know and want in your accounts such as real estate, notes, crypto, small businesses, LLCs, and private companies and funds.

Buying Crypto with an IRA

By using a Roth IRA, an investor can purchase and sell crypto tax-free.   Personal Crypto Accounts vs. Roth IRAs as Crypto Retirement Accounts The difference in taxation between personal crypto gains and crypto Roth IRA gains is significant. Say you bought...

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