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Traditional IRA

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Open a Traditional IRA for a tax-smart way to save for retirement.

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Open a Traditional IRA

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Statement information for assets or cash you may want to transfer
  • Beneficiary information
  • No fees to open or maintain your account—other charges may apply1
  • A range of stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, and CDs to choose from
  • Easy access to financial professionals and investment tools

What are the fees and commissions?

  • $0 account open or maintenance fees. Other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply1
  • Minimum required to open an account: $1,0002
  • Commissions: $4.95 per online equity trade;3 $0 per Schwab ETF online trade in your Schwab account4

What do I get with this Traditional IRA?

Every Schwab account comes with investment help and guidance. With this account, you’ll get:

  • Immediate tax benefits if you qualify
  • Potential gains accumulate tax-deferred—pay no taxes until funds are withdrawn in retirement
  • Retirement planning tools and resources in Understanding IRAs
  • 24/7 service and support

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Quick answers to related questions

Have questions about our Traditional IRA? Here are responses to some of the most common questions we hear. If you have a specific question, please call us at 866-855-5636.

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Investors should consider carefully information contained in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. You can request a prospectus by calling 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Individual Retirement Account is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 722.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Broken Product: Schwab and Checking Apparently, an additional Schwab One account initially created failed, but instead of returning money and closing the accounts, they kept them "open" for years, and terrible IRA account auto-investments with sub-index returns. The attempts to reallocate and change investments were always buggy, or incomplete, with extreme difficult to find simple cheap broad market index fund replacements. What is worst is that the Schwab.com website AND many multiple calls to Customer Support, across many different departments and days, NEVER communicated that the accounts were "invalid." Instead, attempts to set up an external linked checked account was REFUSED BY SCHWAB BANK to my external bank, which was so weird to them that they (external bank) placed a security hold against possible fraud. But still after multiple calls, wherein I was OFFERED a fix to apply a MANUAL voided check linked account configuration, did a final "Customer Verification Research Department" finally be the FIRST in YEARS (3+) that this was an Invalid account that should not exist because some issue with an EXPERIAN credit check in 2014 (with Experian being the unreliable, unsecure, terrible consumer credit monster).
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good IRA account. Never had a problem with Schwab.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IRA with mandatory withdrawals Schwab does well for research and trading. Meets all my needs for an asset statement (Balance Sheet). Falls way short for maintaining a projected income statement. Cash flow planning is very difficult because you do not offer Est. Annual Income by the security for all securities in a portfolio. Total Return monitoring must be done on my own spreadsheet. Takes several hours every month. I have mentioned to my acct mgr. If there is no change, I will be moving to an online brokerage that does. We moved my wife's acct from one that does to Schwab and she is lost without an estimated income summary. It has been one of her most reliable benchmarks for nearly 30 years.
Date published: 2017-09-12
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Date published: 2017-09-12
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Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Brokerage Firm I have always had great experience at Charles Schwab. I had my retirement account with them for a few years now. The only thing is the outrageous fees. I'm glad they lowered them from $8.95 to $4.95. I remember in early 2015 I phoned in an investment. I had to pay $13.95 for the commission, which is a lot. But I'm hoping they can reduce their commission costs.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Efficient service Information updated timely.
Date published: 2017-09-05
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Date published: 2017-09-02
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