TIAA-CREF Investment Solutions IRA


If you meet the eligibility requirements1 for a TIAA-CREF Investment Solutions IRA, you have access to the full range of TIAA-CREF annuities and mutual funds that make up our retirement investment lineup. This includes the popular TIAA Traditional Annuity, real estate account, and our Lifecycle funds, which create one of the widest arrays of investment choices in the industry. You’ll also have access to a brokerage account for stocks, bonds, ETFs, CDs and more.

With an Investment Solutions IRA, you can:

  • Create guaranteed income for life2 – choosing lifetime income for a portion of your savings when you retire helps relieve the worry about outliving your retirement income.
  • Earn a competitive guaranteed rate both while you are saving and during retirement.
  • Let your investment mix adjust automatically with Lifecycle funds, going from more aggressive to more conservative as your retirement date nears.3
  • Take advantage of TIAA-CREF’s money management expertise and honest, objective advice.
  • Reduce your expenses – the Investment Solutions IRA comes with no fees or maintenance expenses, which means more of your money goes to work for you.4
  • Have access to thousands of non-TIAA-CREF mutual funds, stocks, bonds, FDIC-insured certificates of deposit (CDs) and more.5

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1 Some TIAA-CREF products and services, like the Investment Solutions IRA, are only available to employees and retirees (and their spouses) of nonprofit colleges and universities, public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools, teaching hospitals, museums, libraries and other nonprofit institutions. Learn more.

2 Subject to TIAA’s claims-paying ability.

3 As with all mutual funds, the principal value of a Lifecycle Fund isn’t guaranteed. Also, please note that the target date of the Lifecycle Fund is an approximate date when investors may plan to begin withdrawing from the fund. Approximately seven to ten years after a Lifecycle Fund’s target date, the fund may merge into the Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund or a similar fund.

4 There is no account fee to own a TIAA-CREF IRA; however, brokerage transaction fees may apply. In addition, investors are subject to the underlying funds' portfolio management fees and expenses. You should evaluate all fees and expenses when making an investment decision.

5 Brokerage and transaction fees may apply.

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