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Subject:  Re: Backdoor Roth IRA - Anything need to know? Date:  2/1/2013  1:40 PM
Author:  reallyalldone Number:  71323 of 88442

Why not just open a traditional IRA and fund it. Don't worry about converting.

There is nothing magical about anything with "retirement" in the name. If you are considering this, open a regular taxable brokerage account instead. There are tax benefits and more flexibility.
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