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Subject:  Re: IRAs for under 18 Date:  6/4/1998  1:12 PM
Author:  TMFPixy Number:  3574 of 75777

Helter,

<<Lets see, when I was 15, I could mow a $20 lawn in about 20 minutes, That's $60/hour TAX FREE. I had about 20 lawns - so $400/week TAX FREE. All in about 8 to 10 hours of work after school and on weekends.

Lets compare this to McDonalds - even at like $8/hour which they might pay in affluent areas. 8 * 10 = $80, take out taxes - $68. Hmmm.... I wonder if getting a REAL job is such a good idea?>>

LOL. Also, I agree about staying off the books for the ability to make and keep more. But if you want the child to have an IRA, it's best IMHO to have that $2K somewhere on the books and reported via a W-2.

Regards....Pixy
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