Rated 5 out of 5 by Phoenix It's SIMPLE
Our company's SIMPLE IRA was totally easy to set up. Have everyone fill out the forms for their accounts and mail it to Fidelity's PO box. Didn't require a salesperson to make an onsite visit.
April 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SLB CTH Flexible 401k
I have always had traditional 401k and IRA instruments to work with from my employers and personal finance consultants. My new employer is not large enough to offer those types of services, so I was pleasantly surprised at this SIMPLE IRA. It offers many more opportunities to "play" with my savings, including all of the traditional services you find within a normal 401k. If I had the time and drive to try day trading, Fidelity offers all of the resources, guidance, and tools to go for it with competitive rates and the tax advantage of keeping it within the retirement account. I am still new to the SIMPLE IRA, but so far, it is exceeding my expectations.
October 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gib Slow start
I had some trouble with some of the forms needed when setting up the account. Customer service could have done a better job explaining exactly what was needed to finish opening the account and transferring assets. Once the account is up and running it is very easy to manage monthly deposits with plan manager, and to link the simple account to other investment accounts I have with Fidelity.
September 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by simple SIMPLE IRA
The SIMPLE Plan was not easy to get started and the service team lacked knowledge to assist.
September 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anthony P Looks Like A Great System - How Can I Start Using It?
I have money in my account to invest but am not familiar with the stock market, market websites, or how to do anything with the money.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeltaNCAZSCOH valuable links
I value the accessibility of literature from the Fidelity website at my fingertips and the knowledge of educated Fidelity employees who are just a phone call away. In addition, the visual graphs and photos, scenario examples, explained terminology, advanced email notification of seminars, training & videos have been useful.
May 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jose Good
Secure and helpful for people who don't have a lot of time for this.
May 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevin G. Happy First Time User
I am a new user to Fidelity and overall I am very satisfied. The only suggestion I would currently make would be to make the fund allocation available online. I currently fund my simple every other week with an automatic deposit. I would like to be able to easily change the allocation of those funds.
May 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevo Simple Review
I have been pleased with Fidelity's simple IRA. Your website is easy to navigate. I am always up to date on what is going on with my IRA.
March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackie S. great phone and email support
If I have any questions, your staff responds quickly and efficiently.
December 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by sdcyclist Hard to figure out how to invest
The resources on how to invest the money I am putting into my IRA are not easy to find and use.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott C. Superior Service; Superior Options
With the SIMPLE IRA from Fidelity, it's been a smooth and easy ride transitioning from an older, less useful, few options, and very costly SIMPLE IRA from a less capable firm. On behalf of the other employees who also made the move to Fidelity, I could not be happier, more satisfied, and more confident that this move to Fidelity will not only benefit folks now, but far into the future.
September 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Josh Not as easy to just pay into and see results
The site is a little daunting, and I would have preferred talking to a live person to go through my set up.
August 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fred "Self Directed"???
The one problem I have with the simple plan is that I must call into a representative to alter my allocation % of my contributions. This should be online
August 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pro Good Product
For the most part everything is pretty smooth. Readding employees that come back needs to be easier.
July 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not a Fan of this product. Can't setup automatic purchases... What a waste.
Just love how I have to login each time we do a deposit, then I have to MANUALLY purchase what I want...Only reason I use Fidelity is because it's what the Company uses [ugh!].
July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJM its an IRA
I am fairly young (20s) and do not know anything about investing other than the basic courses in High School. The Simple IRA is well, simple to use for me and easy to set up, though it took a bit to figure out how to navigate it...
My employer set up the account.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewed Wonderful Features online
I love the traditional way companies do employee retirement options, but when we moved to this I have learned so much more about finances in the retirement area and I love this even more.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marc62 Simple IRA
I've had this open at fidelity for many years and it has been good for my few employees and for the business. Kudos to Fidelity for making it straightforward and easy.
March 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Coco Lack of Direct Withdrawal to My IRA
My employer neglected to put money into my IRA for 3 months while deducting money from my paycheck. It should have been a way to force my employer to directly deposit money from my pay instead of mailing checks by my employer. I regret I enrolled in the company IRA if I constantly nag my employer to put my money into my IRA. I'm considering canceling.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickc Inexpensive and easy
Easy to implement as a small employer. Low fees and almost unlimited investment selections.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty Review - Simple IRA
This is a great service and I am glad it's offered. I use it frequently. I wish there was a way this account was shown to my other accounts when I log in under my username. Also if there was a place that showed how much of the $12k year contribution I had met each year.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JUST GRADUATED COLLEGE DAVID
I LIKE THE EASY ONLINE ACCESS AND EASY TRADING PLATFORM FOR THE BEGINNER. I ALSO LIKE THE INFORMATION AVAILABILTY TO ARTICLES AND RESEARCH TOOLS FOR ALREADY EXISTING OWNERSHIP AND PREPARATION FOR NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mambo unsure but confident
New member so not much experience so a 6 months review may be a little premature.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bbird Simple - Simple IRA
We had a 401K with another company that was very difficult to follow. The funds were not listed, so the only way to check was through their site. They had high admin fees, also. Fidelity makes everything simple. Fidelity fund choices are great and you can be as flexible as you want in making trades in stocks, if you choose to go that way. Customer service advisers are always helpful, no matter what your question is.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim4585 Awesome Tools, Resources, and Options
Prior to my firm switching to Fidelity's Simple IRA, I passively watched quarterly statements. Since the change to Fidelity, I've enjoyed reading Fidelity's Insights and Viewpoints. The convenient access to Research tools is also great. These tools have broadened my knowledge about investment planning and made me a much more educated investor.
Fideliy's mobile apps for Android and iPad are also great.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Christ-ie Problems with customer service
I have had a lot of weird customer service issues with my account since I started my new job in October. When this account was created when I was hired, the first communication I got from Fidelity was an email that said "Your email address has been changed." Ummm...what? Turns out that many years ago I had an account with Fidelity but it closed when I left that job and I forgot it ever existed. Still, why was that my first introduction to my new account? Very disconcerting and worrisome.
Secondly, I tried at least 6 times to get emailed statements instead of paper statements. I logged in and updated my account 3 times and had to call customer service 3 times before they could finally resolve the issue. Meanwhile, I was getting paper statements in the mail every two weeks that said "Please reduce waste and sign up for eStatements." I don't know why it was so difficult but this was very frustrating.
June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PJ Not a scale-able solution for small business
After completing reams of repetitive paperwork, you can set up an online payment system. You can not determine which payments you made previously. You are not able to reconcile payments if you have a problem with your accounting system. The system doesn't not talk to QuickBooks, the most commonly used small business accounting system. It takes ages to find the right payment amounts in the paychecks and enter them into Fidelity. More employees make this process even slower. There's a lot of potential for errors.
February 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tim Fees are too high
Fidelity is pretty average in most ways except one: They charge account fees that I have never seen in my other retirement accounts.
There are better options out there.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pianist007 great fund
Fidelity Customer Service very responsive. Always helpful and willing to talk through questions. Nice to have personal contact, not just internet feedback.
March 6, 2013