You’re making a good choice
Joining your retirement plan at Vanguard is easy. Just follow these steps:
Once you've chosen Vanguard, be sure to sign up for online access.
Why? Registering gives you access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can check your balances, find up-to-date fund information, add beneficiaries, and access easy-to-understand investment guidance. You can change your investment selections too whenever you want. Once you’ve joined the plan, sign up for online access. Sign up for online access.
Name your beneficiaries
Designating beneficiaries for your retirement savings is important. If you don’t, your hard-earned money may go to an unintended heir.
To name a beneficiary online, log on to your account at vanguard.com/retirementplans, select Menu, then My Profile, and then Beneficiaries. (If you have multiple accounts at Vanguard, you may need to select Employer plans first.)
Whenever you invest, there’s a chance you could lose the money.