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Then we see "Open a custodial account" animate on the page underneath "To do list" next to an unchecked box.
A custodial account can be a way to teach a minor about investing while they're young, with the ability to make withdrawals at any time, as long as they are used to directly benefit the minor.
The process can take as little as 10 minutes, but before you begin, make sure you have your social security number or tax identification number.
We zoom in closer to the notepad and see the needed items animate on in a list: Social security number or tax identification number; Minor's social security number; Minor's date of birth
You'll also need the minor's social security number and date of birth.
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Roll over "Accounts" and click "Open an account." Then click the "Education" tab.
We see the cursor roll over "Accounts" in the main nav and click "Open an account." A new page loads and the cursor clicks "Education."
Scroll down until you see "Custodial Account" and click "Start."
The page scrolls down and the cursor selects "Start."
You'll begin by entering the information of the account custodian.
A "Provide your personal information" screen loads and we see name, email, and social security information being input.
Then, you'll enter information for the minor on the account.
A new page loads and similar information for the minor is input.
From there, you'll enter account information, including the source of funds and purpose of the account.
A new page loads and more selections are made.
Now you'll just need to review and accept the terms and conditions of the account.
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The final step is funding your new custodial account. Choose which account you want to transfer funds from, along with the amount, frequency, and date. You can also deposit a check into the custodial account with mobile deposit.
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