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I understand (I think ;-))...that the maximum tax-exempt contribution to an IRA is $2,000.

Q: Is there any upper limit on how much I may contribute to my IRA each year, assuming that I am willing to contribute post-tax salary?

$2,000 is the limit, whether it's deductible or not. There is some legislation floating around Capital Hill (Portman-Cardin) that will increase the limits to $5,000 (among other things) over the next few years, but it doesn't currently appear to be a high priority item (although it has, in past years, been passed by wide majorities). You might want to contact your representatives to voice your support of higher limits.

See www.PassPensionReform.org for more info.
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