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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

Watch a video walk-through of this tutorial

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, first hover over the My Accounts dropdown in the main navigation, and select Buy & Sell.

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Step 2

In the Transfer money section, choose the Contribute to IRA hyperlink.

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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. Add a new fund by searching its name, symbol or number, and enter the amount you’d like to contribute. You can also select an existing fund within the account Click Continue.

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

Review the Consent to electronic delivery of fund prospectus and click the Accept button. Note that you must click Accept in order to complete your contribution online.

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Step 6

Then, review you contribution details and click the Submit button.

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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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