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Subject:  Re: roth or trad.? Date:  9/3/1998  11:04 PM
Author:  rjm1 Number:  5330 of 75523

I am trying to help my parents evaluate whether or not they should convert
their IRA to a Roth. I am 24, and I know that the Roth really benfits
someone in my position, but I'm trying to find the point when having the tax
break outweighs the benfits of the Roth. If anyone knows a good web
address that can do this, or just has any comments for me, I would
appreciate the help. Fool On!!!


We don't know the ages or other assets.
If they will not need the money then go to the Roth. The taxes paid on the conversion will reduce the estate tax, no regular IRA income taxes to the beneficiary and the payout on the Roth can cover the beneficiaries life.

If they need the money, a Roth maynot be a good idea.
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