Startup Shares In A Roth IRA, With Carrie Cook

Setting up a Roth IRA is a great retirement planning move. But many investors could get a lot more out of their Roth by venturing beyond the “big box” providers.

Carrie Cook, CEO at Preferred Trust, joins Michael Johnston to discuss the opportunities that exist with self directed IRAs, and the specific restrictions around shares of a startup company.

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Episode Highlights

  • Overview of the self directed IRA.
  • Summary of the asset classes that can and cannot be held in a SDIRA.
  • History of the Roth IRA, and risks that exist in the current environment to diminish the tax advantaged status.
  • Issues with holding startup shares in a Roth IRA.
  • Importance of having a custodian who understands the rules and will help investors avoid triggering a prohibited transaction.

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Today’s Guest: Carrie Cook, Preferred Trust

About The Tax Efficient Investor Podcast

On the Tax Efficient Investor podcast, we show you how to protect, grow, and transfer your wealth by implementing tax-advantaged investment strategies. Host Michael Johnston demystifies tax strategies that are favored by the most successful and sophisticated investors, including 1031 exchanges, IRA & 401k plans, HSA accounts, trusts, real estate, and more.

Michael Johnston, CFA
Michael Johnston, CFA

Michael Johnston, CFA is the co-founder and President at WealthChannel, and host of WealthChannel Academy.

Michael previously founded ETF Database, the leading independent authority on exchange-traded fund investing.

Michael's professional experience includes positions in corporate finance and investment banking, as well as entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder and early employee in multiple high growth, venture-backed companies.

Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance. He lives in Oregon with his wife and son.