Stupid question, what's a brokerage account? The Vanguard is a Roth IRA that we set up on our own in addition to my wife's 401K and my 403B
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Basically, I'm wondering where we should take all of our investing activities, whether it be IRAs, stocks, whatever. Schwab is pretty pricey and with this consolidation that I'm considering, I might just move over to something else. Any suggestions are welcome. I've heard good things about ING Sharebuilder.
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My Dad's been with Schwab a looong time so I don't know if he was grandfathered into some old **** but he's extremely loyal with them. All types of IRAs, brokerage accounts and all that, plus the folks at the Ann Arbor Office (where he goes) are very helpful (I've gone there a few times) and seem to go the extra mile IMO.
Also it might not hurt to check into Schwab Bank's (I guess they're separate division from Schwab Brokerage?) Check account options:
I'll probably be scrapping my Chase Checking account for The Schwab Checking account, might get a few cents interest but more importantly the ATM situation is better (you can go to any ATM's period, and Schwab won't charge you, AND they'll reimburse you up to $9 in ATM fees (from the ATM provider that you go to) a month.. Plus much better customer service.
Also I believe all debit card transactions overseas are fee-free.. So use debit as credit and you don't get charged a fee (I believe most other cards charge 3% or something?)
I use sharebuilder. It's fine...but I have never used anything else so I have nothing to compare it to.