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Old 05-31-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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Minimum limits - Roth

Ok, here is the problem:
You make too much money to invest the maximum to a Roth IRA ($4000).
Lets assume your max is $2000. Both Fido and VG have a minimum limit,
and $2000 isn't enough, what do you do?
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Can you throw more towards the 401k? I think T Rowe Price has a lower limit, if you're willing to go a little more active management. You could always transfer in the future after you build it up.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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VG Star Fund at $1000.

Or, wait till Jan 1 - Apr 15 2008 and make two $2000 contributions at the same time, totaling $4000.
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Try Vanguard's STAR fund
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Try Vanguard's STAR fund

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Ok, here is the problem:
You make too much money to invest the maximum to a Roth IRA ($4000).
Lets assume your max is $2000. Both Fido and VG have a minimum limit,
and $2000 isn't enough, what do you do?
TJ
Vanguard has a $1,000 minimum on the STAR fund (VGSTX). You could start with that fund and then when the account gets past $3K you could roll it into any of the other Vanguard funds.

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Old 05-31-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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With Fido you could do the "simple start" plan- minimum $200 a month deposits. If you set it up they will waive the minimum amount requirement.

Then just set up your monthly deposit amount to not exceed your limit for deposits in a year.

Then come January (and every year after) you can fill it as you would like.
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Vanguard has a $1,000 minimum on the STAR fund (VGSTX). You could start with that fund and then when the account gets past $3K you could roll it into any of the other Vanguard funds.
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Thanks, I think that will work. Option 2 would be just to call them up, and
since I have money in other accounts, ask them to wave the minimum
requirement. Some things you just can not handle via the web site.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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I think T Rowe Price has a lower limit, if you're willing to go a little more active management.
You can open a Roth IRA at TRP with (I believe) $100...IF you use the automatic asset builder, which is merely an automatic monthy balance transfer from your bank account. That transfer can be as low as $50 per month.

That's why I chose TRP when I first opened my Roth IRA. I didn't have a big chunk of $$ to put in at the time, and they didn't require one! And it doesn't require much attention at all.....Set it, and forget it!

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