How to Show Your IRA on Your Spouse’s Schwab Login

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How to Show Your IRA on Your Spouse's Schwab LoginIn addition to our “Comprehensive” and “Collaborative” service levels, we also offer some of our services in a “Do-It-Yourself” service level that has a lower annual fee and no minimum. Basic services include asset allocation design and portfolio management using Schwab’s Institutional Intelligent Portfolios, an automated investment management platform. Some additional services are available for an additional charge.

It can be helpful for one person to be able to view all of their family’s accounts online using their login. However, by default, your Schwab login will only display your own accounts. Neither husband nor wife is able to see their spouse’s accounts without that spouse granting them access. Granting your spouse view-only access to your accounts is a simple online process.

After logging in to Schwab Alliance at, hover over the “Service” tab at the top and then click on “Account Settings” in the menu that comes up.

On the page that loads, select the account you would like your spouse to see in the blue drop down menu. Then, scroll down to the “Roles on this Account” section and click on “Add authorized viewer.”

In the window that pops open, enter the individual’s personal information.

You will also be asked to “Enter a secret word you’ll share with the authorized viewer to help us confirm their identity.” This is something you will tell them offline and they will be asked to enter when they login before they can see your accounts.

Then, you can “Select the accounts to be viewable” by checking the boxes next to the ones you want to share.

If you’d like to see your spouse’s individual account and your spouse does not have a Schwab login, you can hover on the “Service” tab and click on “Forms.” In the window that opens, navigate to the “View Only Enrollment” form under the “Tax & Legal” heading towards the bottom of the page. Print, fill out, and sign the form. To return, you can upload the signed document to Schwab via the message center.

If you need help with the Schwab website, you can call Schwab Alliance at 800-515-2157 or message them via the message center.

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