Downloading Account Information with Quicken for a PC

Create a Quicken account for each of your TIAA-CREF retirement plan(s) or account(s) before attempting the first download. Please review instructions for downloading data to Quicken for your PC (or Mac), and refer to your Quicken Help for specific steps relating to your specific version.

First Time Downloading a Retirement Account

This process must be completed for each retirement contract you own. For example, if you have a 401(k) and a 403(b), two Quicken accounts must be created. Retirement accounts include IRAs, after-tax annuities, and retirement plan investments.

  1. Select "Add Account"
    Download Account info step1

  2. Name the Financial Institution
    Download Account info step2

  3. Select Manual Entry
    Download Account info step3

  4. Select Type of Account
    Download Account info step4

  5. About this Account
    Download Account info step5

  6. Enter Loan Information

  7. Enter Securities
    Download Account info step7

  8. Summary
    Download Account info step8

    Repeat Steps 1-8 for every Retirement Account owned before proceeding to Step 9

  9. Login and Select Quicken Download
    Download Account info step9

  10. Match Quicken account to contract
    Download Account info step10

  11. Summary of Download
    Download Account info step11

  12. Go to transactions and "Accept All"
    Download Account info step12

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First Time Downloading a Mutual Fund

This process must be completed for each individual mutual fund investment you own. For example, if you hold a Bond Plus Fund and a Growth & Income Fund, two Quicken accounts must be created, even if both are registered under the same account number. This also applies to IRAs funded with retail class mutual funds.

  1. Select "Add Account"
    Download Account info step1

  2. Name the Financial Institution
    Download Account info step1a

  3. Select Manual Entry
    Download Account info step2

  4. Select Type of Account
    Download Account info step3

  5. About this Account
    Download Account info step4

  6. Enter Date
    Download Account info step5

  7. Enter Ticker Symbol
    Download Account info step6

     
  8. Enter Total Shares
    Download Account info step7

  9. Summary
    Download Account info step8

    Repeat Steps 1-8 for every mutual fund owned before proceeding to Step 9

  10. Login & select "Quicken Download"
    Download Account info step9

  11. Match Quicken account to contract
    Download Account info step10

  12. Summary of Download
    Download Account info step11

  13. Go to transactions and "Accept All"
    Download Account info step12
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Downloading Data to an Existing Account

  1. Log in to TIAA-CREF, then select the Manage My Portfolio section. Choose Download Account Data to Quicken.

  2. Select the account(s) you would like to download and choose a Time Period.

  3. Click the Download button, then either open or save the file

    • If you choose to open the file it will automatically download into Quicken.
    • If you choose to save the file then you will have to go to Quicken and import the Web Connect file.

      Note: If no transactions have occurred since your last download, a placeholder transaction will be downloaded in order to update the security prices for your account holdings. Quicken will not update the balance or unit prices unless you accept the performance update placeholder.

  4. Quicken states it is unable to update prices for securities that are not publicly traded Click on Continue. This message will appear for all non-publicly traded accounts; however, TIAA-CREF supplies the prices in the download.

  5. Quicken will display a summary of the downloadYou may click on "Go to Account" or select Done and click on the orange flag next to the account name

  6. Go to each account and Accept all transactionsWhen asked to enter a cash balance, always enter $0.

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