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Subject:  Re: Mechanics of Investing in IRAs Date:  5/24/2001  10:56 AM
Author:  TMFKGOMalley Number:  29884 of 79109

I have been reading and learning about investing now for a year, and I think I have a good handle on the basic philosophy of investing for retirement, goals & such (though I'm only 24, and I do still have a lot to learn). Mostly at this point, I am stumped by some of the mechanics of investing.

I've set up a regular brokerage account as well as a Roth IRA at etrade. In my Roth IRA, I put in my $2,000 for Y2K contribution, and so far this year, I've put in about $385. I have already bought some mutual fund shares with the initial $2,000, so I essentially have the $385 to do