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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.
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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 4.220070422535211 out of 5 by 568.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in every way! I've been a Schwab customer for over 30 years and have NEVER been disappointed! Their service is great and available 24/7/364.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Retirement Review Offered I was with Schwab for many years. The webpage offered a complimentary retirement review. When I called I was told that was only for managed accounts despite the fact I had a substantial sum at Schwab. I needed guidance and had to leave Schwab to receive it at a competitor.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why are we rating a roth ira? Typical Schwab product - you buy it and you are on your own. Oh, I did get a phone call soon after opening it, some guy that sounded and acted like NY Mafioso, asking where I was going to get the money to fund it, now.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Website is first-rate. Have moved from other online brokerages because this site the easiest and most complete for me. Tying in a checking account means I have all my financial transactions at same place to avoid confusion and accelerate transfers and review buys and sells. I love Schwab! J
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am doing AOK I have been with Schwab for 0ver 30 years. Even before I open Schwab accounts, I knew and was convinced that no broker will be there to make my financial decisions for me. I never wanted them to. So I learned to invest myself. Contrary to common thinking, I don't think I spend lot of time doing it. Even when I was working full time as a busy doctor, I was investing myself. On and of I need some technical advises, I get it from Schwab without any problem. All in all I am very happy I have been with Schwab in the last 30+ years. I have been listening to MR Schwab's advise since the beginning of my investing activities: "have faith in the market."
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Account-opening for 401k Transfers The process was simple and easy when I moved my employer 401k over to a Schwab IRA.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Condescending, patronizing, stonewalling If this is what you like when you call the 800 number, go with Schwab
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a raving fan I started with Schwab as a rookie investor about 20 yrs ago with $5000 to begin my investment journey. I now have a seven figure retirement nest egg in a variety of Schwab retirement accounts. They have grown with me, I love the Schwab ETFs with exceptionally low fees. The website is great and while I'm generally a "self service" gal who loves to make my own investment choices, the Schwab team is always responsive to questions or concerns. I'm a raving fan and very quick to refer friends. I have my main account, my husbands SIMPLE, my rollover IRA, an inherited IRA and a couple non-deductible IRAs. They are able to link all the accounts so I can get a view of my total portfolio including my current employers 401k. I strongly recommend Schwab and plan to keep my money with them forever.
Date published: 2015-03-27
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