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Have your account at Vanguard and put it on automatic investment, if you want to put in small monthly contributions. While normally Vanguard wants a larger amount, they'll take small increments if it is set up as an automatic monthly contribution, which you can stop at any point. No fees for the contributions!

Note however that Vanguard charges a $10 annual "account maintenance fee" for accounts under $10,000 in value. For a Roth IRA with a $2000 annual contribution limit, you're going to be paying that fee for about 5 years.. so consider the tradeoff (how many trades would you be making in those five years?).

Kiri
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