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Subject:  opening account for Mom? Date:  3/25/2004  7:56 AM
Author:  adriana3136 Number:  40014 of 75890

Hey everyone!

My mom is awful with money. She's close to 50 years of age, does not own her home (divorced several years ago and agreed to let dad have the house), has thousands of $$ in CC debt, and does not have a retirement account. (Also, I don't think she has health insurance, but that's another problem).

I wanna start a ROTH IRA account for her. Is that possible? I know you can start a custodial account for a minor, but can you do that for your mom? I don't want her to be able to borrow against it, but I want her to have a tax-advantaged account.

Any help would be appreciated.
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