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Explore Investment Account Types

Find an account type based on your financial goals.

Your investing goals are as unique as you are. Regardless of what you're investing for or how much experience you have, we offer a broad range of investment account types to help you reach your goals.

What Are You Investing For?

Retirement? College? Financial independence? Depending on your plans and your current situation, one or more of these investment account types might be right for you.

Invest for Retirement

With careful planning now, you’ll have a better chance of meeting your financial goals when you retire. We offer a variety of retirement solutions for both individual investors and small business owners.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

Get tax benefits from your personal investment accounts while you save for retirement.

Workplace Retirement Plans for Participants

Explore the benefits of your employer’s American Century workplace retirement plan.

Retirement Plans for Small Business Owners

Find retirement options designed for you, your business and your employees.

Invest for General Goals

Whether you have a specific purpose or are simply looking to build wealth, general investment accounts can help you get your money off the sidelines.

General Investing

Work toward any investing goal by opening an individual or joint account.

Legacy Planning & Inheritance

Trust and transfer-on-death (TOD) accounts help ensure your financial wishes are carried out.

Invest for Education

Depending on the account type you choose, you can invest for a broad range of needs—for adults and children.

Education Accounts

Save for college or other educational needs—for a child, yourself or anyone else.

Custodial Accounts for Minors

More flexible than education-only options, custodial accounts can be used to invest for any purpose.

Brokerage: Invest Beyond American Century Mutual Funds

Get access to American Century exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as more than 10,000 mutual funds from other fund families, publicly traded stocks, bonds, ETFs and more.

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Ready to Invest?

Start your account application now and choose your investments.

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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more detailed information or for advice regarding your individual situation.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.

You could lose money by investing in a mutual fund, even if through your employer's plan or an IRA. An investment in a mutual fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

Brokerage Services are provided by American Century Brokerage, a division of American Century Investment Services, Inc., registered broker/dealer, member FINRASIPC.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are bought and sold through exchange trading at market price (not NAV), and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.