To begin investing on Stash, you must be approved from an account verification perspective and open a brokerage account.
Choose how much you want to invest—start with $5.
Investing in your future can mean saving on taxes, now or later.
We offer both Roth and Traditional IRAs.
Set up auto-invest for help staying on track.
We can help guide your journey to building long-term wealth.
Stash Growth and Stash+ both include investing for retirement.†
Each plan includes Financial Counseling services which is impersonal investment advice, as it relates to guides, reports, and education material about investing and financial planning. Each plan includes the option to open a brokerage account and a bank account. The subscription fee is due if a client is receiving Financial Counseling Services regardless of whether or not a client chooses to open and/or use a brokerage account. In order to obtain personalized investment advice, clients are required to complete the suitability questionnaire during registration, must be approved from an account verification perspective and open a brokerage account. Click here for more details.
Savvy investors know that saving for retirement can be a great way to build wealth, now and in the future. There are many reasons to start saving for retirement as soon as possible.
Build your future
Your retirement will look a lot different than your parents’ retirement. If you plan to stop working at some point in the future, consider these factors.
Your savings in an IRA can benefit from compounding, which is a powerful way for your money to grow over time. When you invest and earn interest, that interest is added to your principal amount—then, you can start earning interest on the interest. To take full advantage of compounding, consider saving for retirement as early as possible.
Potential tax benefits
Both Traditional and Roth IRAs can come with potential tax benefits. Traditional IRAs are funded with pre-tax dollars, which can lower your annual tax bill now.* On the other hand, a Roth IRA is funded with post-tax dollars—so your investment earnings can grow tax-free.**
*Withdrawing prior to age 59½, generally means you’re subject to income tax and a 10% penalty. Withdrawals after age 59½ are only subject to income tax but no penalty. Restrictions may apply depending on your income or filing status.
**Withdrawals of the money (Contributions) you put in are penalty and tax free. Prior to age 59½, withdrawals of interest and earnings are subject to income tax and a 10% penalty. All earnings are tax free at age 59½ or older, assuming your first contribution was more than 5 years prior. Income Eligibility applies.
For many people, saving for retirement can seem expensive, complicated, and hard to maintain. Our retirement accounts were made to eliminate many of the barriers that prevent the average American from saving for their future.
On Stash, you can start investing in fractional shares of stocks and funds with as little as 1¢ (or 5¢ for shares priced over $1,000). Remember, thanks to the power of compounding, even putting just a little away now is better than saving nothing at all.
Traditional or Roth IRA
We offer both Traditional and Roth IRAs on Stash. Not sure which one to choose? We can help you pick the account that best fits your needs and goals.
Automatically recurring transfers can help you stay on track—just set the dollar amount and frequency of your investments, and we’ll handle the rest. It’s a great way to keep retirement saving momentum going, without even thinking about it.
Retirement advice & education
Planning for retirement can be tricky. We’ll help you navigate with personalized retirement advice and ongoing financial education.
Investing and banking included
Your Stash also includes access to a personal brokerage account and a no hidden fee bank account. Better manage your day-to-day spending, saving, budgeting, and investing1—all while building a brighter financial future.
A Roth or Traditional IRA is included in Stash Growth ($3/mo) and Stash+ ($9/mo) plans. You can also open a standalone retirement account for $2 per month by contacting customer service.
Both account types have 1¢ investing minimums (5¢ for investments priced over $1,000 per share), and maximum contributions to both accounts types are capped at $6k per year ($7k if you’re age 50 or older). So what is the difference between a Roth and Traditional IRA?
Traditional vs. Roth IRAs
One of the main differences comes down to taxes and when you pay them. A Roth IRA is funded with post-tax dollars—so after age 59 ½, withdrawals of the money you put in (contributions) are penalty and tax free. Prior to age 59 ½, withdrawals from the interest and/or earnings are subject to income tax and a 10% penalty. All earnings are tax free at age 59½ or older, assuming your first contribution was more than 5 years prior. A Traditional IRA is funded with pre-tax dollars, which can lower your annual tax burden now. However, withdrawals made after age 59 ½ are subject to income tax (but no penalty fee). Withdrawals made prior to age 59 ½ are generally subject to income tax and a 10% penalty.
Should I pick a Roth or Traditional IRA?
The type of retirement account you should pick can depend on factors like your current income, your current retirement savings plan, and your projected income in the future. We’ve put together a guide that can help you decide which account type is right for you.
For additional information on IRAs and contribution limits, you can visit the official IRS website.
How much you should save for retirement depends on many factors, including your current income and savings, your projected retirement age, and your desired future lifestyle. Our retirement calculator* is a quick and easy way to see how much money you might need to retire. Just answer a few quick questions about yourself and your goals, and we’ll estimate how much you should save for your retirement and how you can get there.
*This recommendation relies entirely on the responses you’ve provided regarding your risk tolerance. Stash does not verify the completeness or accuracy of such information. Investing Involves risk, including possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that the results of this retirement calculator will be successful. This information should not be relied upon as research, investment advice or Tax advice. This information is strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and is subject to change.
Stash offers three subscriptions plans, starting at just $1/month.† A retirement account is included in our Stash Growth and Stash+ plans.
Stash Growth costs $3/month. It can work for people who want to build wealth over the long run and includes a personal brokerage account, banking with the Stock-Back® Card1, budgeting, personalized advice, and a Roth or Traditional retirement account (IRA)4.
Stash+ costs $9/month. It can work for people with kids, debit card spenders, and those who want to learn more and includes a personal brokerage account, banking, a Stock-Back® Card that earns double stock,1 budgeting, personalized advice, a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA retirement account4, custodial investment accounts for kids5, and an exclusive monthly market insights report.
You can also open a standalone retirement account for $2 per month. If you’d like to do so, please contact customer service.
Stash is a personal finance app that simplifies investing, making it easy and affordable for everyday Americans to build wealth and achieve their financial goals.
Stash was built with a simple philosophy: everyone should have access to investing. Thanks to fractional shares, anyone can invest in the stock market with $5 or less. And along with other investing and saving tools, like the Stock-Back® Card,1 Stash helps more than 5 million people reach their financial goals. (This is not an endorsement or a statement of satisfaction by any Stash client and is defined by the number of clients who have e-signed.)