Can I open an Early account if I am in the Armed Services?

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Hoang P.
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The short answer is yes, you can open an Early account if you are in the armed services. For now, it may just require one additional step. Early accounts must be associated with an eligible U.S. state or territory, so that you can determine the legal age of transfer. This is the age the child must be for the account to be transferable to them. 


If you are in the armed services and do not have a state or territory attached to your Acorns profile, you will need to update that information in 'Settings'. Add an address that makes the most sense for you and your family before you open the Early account.


Then, when you open the Early account, we will note that information as the “place of residence”, to determine the child’s age of transfer.


To make this even easier, we are building a step that will allow members of the armed services to choose an eligible place of residence within Early registration. Thank you for your patience, and your service.

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