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How do I contribute to my IRA?

Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to add money to your IRA

Step 1

This example is for illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.

Brokerage assets are held by Vanguard Brokerage Services, a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA and SIPC.

To contribute to your IRA from your Account overview page, first select the Holdings tab.

Step 2

From the Holdings tab, find the Transact drop down menu. Select Buy Vanguard funds to begin your IRA contribution.

Step 3

Next, in the Where’s the money going? section, choose the account you’d like to contribute to. If you are completing a rollover from an employer-sponsored plan or IRA, select Yes, otherwise select No when prompted. Add a new fund by searching for its name, symbol or number, and enter the amount you’d like to contribute. You can contribute in dollars, percentages, or in shares. You can also select an existing fund within the account. Click Continue to proceed to Step 4.

Step 4

Then, in the Where’s the money coming from? section, select your funding method. Click Continue.

Step 5

Review the Consent to electronic delivery of fund prospectus and click Accept. Note: You must click Accept to complete your contribution online.

Step 6

Review your contribution details and click Submit.

Step 7

If you’ve previously signed up for e-delivery, your confirmation will be sent to you electronically. If not, you can choose your preferred delivery method for your confirmation. Click Continue. You’re all set!

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