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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

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Opening a Schwab IRA is an easy way to get your retirement savings on track and possibly save on taxes. We’ll help you choose the right Individual Retirement Account and provide the guidance, tools, and resources you need to meet your retirement goals. 

Traditional IRA

Key advantage: You may get immediate tax benefits, but you'll have to pay taxes when you take money out in retirement.

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Roth IRA

Key advantage: You can get tax benefits later, when you take out your retirement savings tax-free.

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Rollover IRA

Rolling over your plan from a former employer is one way to take control of your retirement savings.
  • Get start-to-finish rollover help
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There are no fees to open or maintain your account. Other account fees, fund expenses, and
brokerage commissions may apply. (Pricing Details.)

Inherited IRA

Have you inherited an IRA or an employer-sponsored retirement plan account? Find out what you need to know.

Call to 866-855-5635 get started.

Custodial IRA

Do you have a child with earned income? Here’s a great way to give them a head start on their retirement savings.


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Understanding IRAs

Get answers to your questions about investing for retirement, plus tools and calculators—all to help you build the retirement you want.




A rollover of retirement plan assets to an IRA is not your only option. Carefully consider all of your available options which may include but not be limited to keeping your assets in your former employer's plan; rolling over assets to a new employer's plan; or taking a cash distribution (taxes and possible withdrawal penalties may apply). Prior to a decision, be sure to understand the benefits and limitations of your available options and consider factors such as differences in investment related expenses, plan or account fees, available investment options, distribution options, legal and creditor protections, the availability of loan provisions, tax treatment, and other concerns specific to your individual circumstances.



Individual Retirement Account is rated 4.2163 out of 5 by 490.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, great service All the things that annoy me about other banks: hidden fees, convoluted websites, the continual pushing of paperless deliver or credit cards, long service wait times, inflexible rules, are absent here. This is a great, online IRA account. Prompt service, flexible, fully featured, along with great access to research, stats, etc. For instance, once I was having an issue with a transfer from another bank and they actually called the bank with me!
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Go elsewhere customer service is bad.Been waiting a week for a check to be mailed across town.Am switching my acct. to another broker.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPPORT LOCAL AND ON LINE SUPPORT HAS BEEN VERY GOOD
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dividends Overall the website is great. I would really like to see the option to track dividends. As it is now its very difficult to quickly see total income being generated in my account both as a percentage and/ or dollar amounts. thanks
Date published: 2013-10-03
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Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dividends When dividends are paid, would like to have number of shares shown dividend paid on. TKS
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Staff never says same thing. Moving money from ESA account to Schwab one account is a nightmare. Always have to fill out nine page form with only three checked items to get it done. Sometime telephone call or chat does it other times the obnoxious complicated form is required. A fax to speed things up always gets lost and has no feedback. I have paid late fees on tution and housing requirement when I have mistakenly assumed this could be done in a days time. Staff is not helpful as they have the poet to say, "do it the hard way" and use it. Shape up Charles.
Date published: 2013-10-03
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Date published: 2013-10-02
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