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Subject:  Re: IRA for teenager Date:  5/28/1998  12:48 PM
Author:  PSUEngineerFool Number:  3501 of 75381

<<There's no minimum age; the only requirement is having earned income at least equal to the amount being contributed.>>

To add to TchrP response, the actual earned income does not have to go into the IRA. If your son has an earned income of $1500, this means you could contribute $1500 to the IRA and let your son save his money for future college expenses.
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