Why choose Fidelity Go for your IRA?
Types of individual retirement accounts
Take Fidelity Go to the next level
Unlock coaching and more when your account reaches $25,000+:
- Access to a team of Fidelity advisors
- Unlimited 30-minute 1-on-1 phone calls
- Conversations on saving for retirement, reducing debt, and more
What's a robo advisor?
A robo advisor is an affordable digital financial service that uses technology to help automate investing based on information investors provide about themselves and their financial situation. "Robo" refers to these services being almost completely digital, and that computers, smartphones, or tablets are used to access and interact with your accounts. "Advisor" speaks to the investment advisors that offer digital advice and account management services, often for a lower fee than traditional investment advisory services.
How do robo advisors work?
Robo advisors use various pieces of information about an investor to suggest an investment strategy. In most cases, you'll first be asked some questions online or through an app about yourself and your current financial situation. A robo advisor then uses that information to suggest an investment strategy for your financial goals. Investment strategies can include a mix of different types of investments and many robo advisors include account rebalancing services to help your investments stay in line with your financial goals and preferences.
What's a hybrid robo advisor?
A hybrid robo advisor typically refers to a robo advisor that includes access to investment adviser representatives, whether via telephone or in person. In the case of Fidelity Go®, we combine our digital offering with access to 1-on-1 financial planning and coaching via telephone for clients that invest at least $25,000 in a Fidelity Go account. For more information on coaching see "How does coaching work with Fidelity Go®?"
How does coaching work with Fidelity Go®?
Once your Fidelity Go® account reaches $25,000 you will have access to unlimited 30- minute coaching calls on specific topics with our trained advisors.
On your 1-on-1 phone calls with a Fidelity advisor, you'll be able to discuss a financial plan for the future. During your conversations, an advisor will get to know what's important to you, work with you to prioritize your financial goals, and explain the importance of creating a financial plan to help make progress toward reaching them. You'll also get clear next steps so that you have tasks to complete and milestones to reach between each call.
What is a Roth IRA?
A Roth IRA is a tax-advantaged retirement account where you make after-tax contributions and withdraw those contributions tax-free and penalty-free at any time and for any reason. You can withdraw earnings tax-free and penalty-free once the 5-year aging requirement is satisfied and are age 59½ or older, or meet one of several exemptions (disability, qualified first-time home purchase, or death among others).
What is a rollover IRA?
A rollover IRA is a retirement account that allows you to move money from your former employer-sponsored plan to an IRA while keeping your money's tax-deferred status.
How is a Roth IRA different from a traditional IRA?
With a Roth IRA, you contribute money that's already been taxed (that is, "after-tax" dollars). Any earnings in a Roth IRA have the potential to grow tax-free as long as they stay in the account. Withdrawals of earnings from Roth IRAs are federal income tax-free and penalty-free if a 5-year aging period has been met and the account owner is age 59½ or over, disabled, or deceased. Roth IRAs are not subject to required minimum distribution (RMD) rules during the lifetime of the original owner, so you can leave your assets in the Roth IRA where they have the potential to continue to grow.
With a traditional IRA, contributions can be made on an after-tax basis, or a pre-tax (tax-deductible) basis if certain requirements are met. Any earnings in the traditional IRA are tax-deferred as long as they remain in the account. Withdrawals of pre-tax money are subject to ordinary income tax when withdrawn. Your first RMD from a traditional IRA is required no later than April 1 of the year following the year in which you turn age 73. If you wait until April 1, you will then be required to take your second distribution by the end of that year.
For both types of IRAs, distributions before age 59½ may be subject to both ordinary income taxes and a 10% early withdrawal penalty. For a detailed comparison, view the traditional vs. Roth comparison table.
How much can I contribute to my Roth IRA?
In 2024, you can contribute a maximum of $7,000 to your Roth IRA if you’re under age 50, or $8,000 if you’re age 50 or over.
What are the contribution limits for IRAs?
In 2023 that limit is $6,500. If you're age 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 annually. In 2024, you can contribute a maximum of $7,000 to your traditional IRA if you're under age 50, or $8,000 if you're age 50 or over.
Can I convert an existing Fidelity brokerage or retirement account to a Fidelity Go® account?
If you have an eligible Fidelity brokerage or retirement account, you can convert it to Fidelity Go®. When converting an account, you will retain your existing account number, along with other features like beneficiary designations, automatic deposits, and automatic withdrawals, if applicable.
If you choose to open an account, we’ll display any Fidelity accounts that are eligible to be converted. Only certain accounts can be converted at this time.
What kinds of investments can I expect to find in my Fidelity Go® account?
Your account will hold a combination of Fidelity Flex® mutual funds. These funds generally hold domestic stocks, foreign stocks, bonds, or short-term investments. Depending on your investment strategy and your account, we'll choose which funds we think will help you meet your goals.
What are Fidelity Flex® funds?
Fidelity Flex® funds are a lineup of Fidelity mutual funds that have zero expense ratios, and include proprietary active and passive funds. Flex funds are currently available only to certain fee-based accounts offered by Fidelity, like Fidelity Go®. Unlike many other mutual funds, the Flex funds do not charge management fees or, with limited exceptions, fund expenses. Instead, a portion of the advisory fee you pay is allocated to access the Flex funds in which your account will be invested.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
For a distribution to be considered qualified, the 5-year aging requirement has to be satisfied, and you must be age 59½ or older or meet one of several exemptions (disability, qualified first-time home purchase, or death among them).
For a traditional IRA, full deductibility of a 2023 contribution is available to covered individuals whose 2023 Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is $116,000 or less (joint) and $73,000 or less (single); partial deductibility for MAGI up to $136,000 (joint) and $83,000 (single). In addition, full deductibility of a contribution is available for non-covered individuals whose spouse is covered by an employer sponsored plan for joint filers with a MAGI of $218,000 or less in 2023; and partial deductibility for MAGI up to $228,000. If neither you nor your spouse (if any) is a participant in a workplace plan, then your traditional IRA contribution is always tax deductible, regardless of your income.
For 2024, full deductibility of a contribution is available to covered individuals whose 2024 Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is $123,000 or less (joint) and $77,000 or less (single); partial deductibility for MAGI up to $143,000 (joint) and $87,000 (single). In addition, full deductibility of a contribution is available for non-covered individuals whose spouse is covered by an employer sponsored plan for joint filers with a MAGI of $230,000 or less in 2024; and partial deductibility for MAGI up to $240,000. If neither you nor your spouse (if any) is a participant in a workplace plan, then your traditional IRA contribution is always tax deductible, regardless of your income.
Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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