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All FAQs in category "...IRA basics".
  1. What is an IRA?
  2. What do I do if I need to set up a beneficiary IRA?
  3. Why consider a Roth Conversion in 2010?
  4. Who is eligible to open an IRA?
  5. How do I decide which IRA is right for me?
  6. How does an IRA work?
  7. What are the ACAT fees out of TD Ameritrade?
  8. What is a thinkorswim limited margin IRA?
  9. What is not allowed in a thinkorswim limited margin IRA?
  10. How is the thinkorswim limited margin IRA different than my current thinkorswim IRA?
  11. Can I borrow money from a thinkorswim limited margin IRA?
  12. What are the new contribution limits for IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans?
  13. How much of my IRA contribution is tax-deductible?
  14. What happens if I contribute too much to my IRA?
  15. Can I roll over my existing 401K into a thinkorswim IRA?
  16. How are Roth distributions taxed?
  17. Can I have a private placement in my IRA?
  18. Why do I need a separate IRA for a private placement?
  19. Can I open a 403b at thinkorswim?
  20. What IRA accounts can I trade futures in?
  21. Can I have multiple IRA accounts?
  22. What trades are prohibited in a thinkorswim IRA?
  23. What trades are allowed in a thinkorswim IRA?
  24. How can I transfer assets from existing retirement plans into my thinkorswim IRA?
  25. How can I fund my thinkorswim IRA?
  26. What is the minimum amount I can deposit in a thinkorswim IRA?
  27. Can I have the same login name and password for my IRA as my non-IRA account?
  28. If I already have an account with thinkorswim, do I have to fill out new forms for the IRA?
  29. Can I have a joint account in an IRA?
  30. What are the fees for a thinkorswim IRA?
  31. The website will not allow me to add an IRA account to my existing login. What do I have to do?
  32. Can I borrow funds from my IRA?
  33. I have an IRA and a regular brokerage account. Can I sell the stock in my regular brokerage account and then immediately buy it in my IRA?
  34. Can I trade futures in an IRA account?
  35. How do I donate an IRA to charity or give as a gift?
  36. What are the implications for my estate if I leave my investments in my IRA?
  37. What is a Traditional IRA?
  38. What is a Roth IRA?
  39. What is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA?
  40. What is a Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE) IRA?
  41. What is an Educational IRA?
  42. What is a Profit Sharing Plan?
  43. What is a Money Purchase Pension Plan?
  44. What is an Inherited IRA?
  45. What is an Individual 401k?
  46. What are the fees for establishing an individual 401(k)?
  47. Legal Disclaimer

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