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Author: JEMSS CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8206  
Subject: 529 vs. Roth IRA Date: 5/14/2012 12:53 PM
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Folks,

I have read from a few Financial Planners that opening a Roth IRA allows:

1) More flexibility in usage of funds
2) More investment options

as compared to a 529 plan to fund college education.

For example, there are legal clauses in the Roth IRA law that allows for extraction of funds for education purposes before 59 1/2.

Thoughts from the Senior Fools? (and I use Fool respectfully)

Best,
Steve
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