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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 4.2298 out of 5 by 544.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closing in on Retirement I have been a Schwab IRA and personal savings client for over 20 years. I have used them to accumulate my needs for retirement. The online research helped me to pick good, solid mutual funds that have a long term record for return. Now that I am approaching retirement, I am very glad I started with Schwab as a saver/investor.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long term view I have had a Schwab IRA since the IRA law was first passed back in the 1970s. I got it because it had low or no annual fees, which was not nearly as common back then as it is now. The Schwab IRA has just about all the features one would want in an IRA: no annual fee. essentially unlimited investment choices, and a reasonable amount of research advice availability. I look forward to making withdrawals from my IRA in a few more years.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Investment Options My experience with Schwab IRA would be much improved if there was a way to automatically rebalance investments in my portfolio. Also, target retirement funds with competitive expense ratios and fees should be made available to IRA investors. I have a 401k with Schwab and low-cost target retirement funds are available but the same funds have high fees in the IRA accounts.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from grows Foster than mandatory withdrawals At 82 years old I appreciate that my IRA is growing in spite of yearly mandatory withdrawals....can't get better than that>>
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still happy after 20 years with Schwab Happy with everything at Schwab. I have received fast response to internet questions, telephone calls, in person visits, etc. Schwab offers free seminars to expand your knowledge and experts to help you decide what is best for your particular situation. Monthly statements and communications with Schwab are clear and useful. Schwab doesn't nickel and dime your account with assorted fees as some discount brokers do. I have recommended Schwab to many friends and relatives.
Date published: 2014-08-22
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