Welcome to the
Directed IRA Podcast

The #1 podcast on self-directing your
IRAs and taking control of your retirementâ„¢

Directed IRA Podcast Overview

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.

What is a Self-Directed IRA?
Getting Started (Episode 1:)

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 6: Investing in a Private Company, Private Fund, or Small Business

Tax attorneys Mat Sorensen and Mark Kohler outline how self-directed IRAs and solo 401(k)s can invest in private funds and small businesses. Private funds include private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, crowding offerings, and all sorts of PPMs (private placement memorandums). Mat and Mark give examples of recent Directed IRA customer’s investments into private funds. These investment assets have become popular for self-directed investors but investors need to make sure they understand the investment docs and the IRA rules. This podcast covers IRA rules, process, and tax and legal issues to consider when investing your retirement into a private fund or small business.

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 5: How to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401

Tax attorneys and hosts Mat Sorensen and Mark Kohler explain how your self-directed IRA or solo 401(k) can invest in real estate. Mat and Mark explain the process, rules, steps, and common real estate deals and investments made by self-directed investors (rentals, fix and flip, partnerships, wholesale/options).

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 4: How to Use an IRA/LLC or Checkbook IRA

Join mat and mark as they break down how to set up the perfect structure to partner you IRA with other accounts or other individuals and build a mega IRA account the checkbook LLC is a unique structure that many don’t understand.

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 3: Self-Directing Your IRA, What are the Rules?

Tax attorneys Mat Sorensen and Mark Kohler break down the top 10 rules you should know when you self-direct your IRA and explain common structures, strategies, and IRS/legal issues self-directed IRA and solo(k) investors should know.

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 2: Investment Options with a Self-Directed IRA and 401(k)

In this episode, we go into detail about all the investment options available when Self-Directing a retirement account. They include real estate (rental and flip), IRA/LLCs (aka checkbook control IRAs), LP and LLCs, private small business, loans and notes, cryptocurrency, and precious metals.

Episode 7: OPEN FORUM SHOW – Self-Directed Retirement Plan Questions

Episode 1: What is a Self Directed IRA? Getting Started

We answer the most common questions about Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRA) and explain the account set-up and transfer process. We introduce the rules every investor should know before they self-direct an IRA and much more…

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