Truly Useful Tools

Use our intuitive tools to evaluate your strategy and make the informed decisions your future self will thank you for. The WealthRuler® can help you estimate what you'll need to retire based on your individual parameters. The IRA Selection Wizard can help you determine if a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA is right for you.

Easy to use retirement planning tools

Objective Guidance

At TD Ameritrade you'll have access to objective investment guidance and knowledgeable support tailored to your individual needs. So, whether you want to discuss the benefits of a 401k rollover, have questions about the rollover process, or need assistance with the paperwork, our retirement specialists are here to help. Or, contact an Investment Consultant for a portfolio check-up. You’ll get a free, personalized in-depth review of your portfolio and can discuss solutions to align your investment strategy with your evolving needs, goals, and fluctuations in an ever-changing market. 

TD Ameritrade offers the support and guidance you need to open or roll over an IRA

Rolling over your 401k from a previous employer keeps you in control of your retirement plan and may give you more flexibility in how you invest. You can get up to $600 cash when you rollover your old 401k into a new TD Ameritrade account. It only takes 15 minutes to get started, so don’t hesitate to open your account today or contact one of our Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorsSM.

Rollover your 401k and get up to $600

Fair and Objective Research

TD Ameritrade offers you immediate access to respected third-party research, like TD Ameritrade’s Premier List of mutual funds powered by Morningstar® Associates, LLC; research reports like Market Movers from S&P Capital IQ; and On the Edge technical analysis from Market Edge®. We also offer Amerivest Portfolios, professionally managed portfolios, powered by Morningstar Associates, which are built around your personal goals and risk tolerance.

Access research from Morningstar®, S&P Capital IQ, Market Edge, and more

Consolidate Your Accounts

Simplify, save time, and stay on track by consolidating your accounts into a TD Ameritrade IRA. Enjoy the freedom to build your IRA in a way that suits your investment goals. You can choose from managed portfolios and a wide range of investments, including stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and even options and futures with proper approval.


Simplify your life by consolidating your accounts at TD Ameritrade

Learn to Retire

Get the information you need to set and pursue your retirement goals. TD Ameritrade offers exclusive video content, useful tools and platforms to help you create a personalized plan for retirement. Browse our video content and webcasts for instruction on Making Retirement Last. Or decide if Converting to a Roth IRA is right for you with one of our online retirement courses. Everything you need to plan your retirement is here.


Learn to retire with TD Ameritrade's tools, research and educational tools


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ETFs can entail risks similar to direct stock ownership, including market, sector, or industry risks.  ETF trading prices may not reflect the net asset value of the underlying securities. Commission fees typically apply.

WealthRuler does not make specific asset class or security recommendations. Users enter criteria including desired retirement age, income and planned expense information, plan end date, and current value and allocation percentages of stocks, bonds and cash. The tool classifies a user into one of five portfolio strategy/risk tolerance models. These models, combined with time horizon, determine the return and risk assumptions used in the calculations. The tool runs multiple simulations to determine the likelihood of plan success, during average and poor market conditions. Results may vary with each use and over time. For complete details on criteria, methodology, limitations and key assumptions, please see Methodologies & Assumptions.

IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by WealthRuler regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results.

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