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Hi -
I'm new here, and as such please forgive me if I seem painfully uninformed (because I am). I've been trying to learn a little about IRAs since they seem to be the way to go in terms of saving for retirement.

One thing I have yet to come across - maybe b/c I haven't read extensively enough - is some sort of guideline on how much $$ one generally invests/deposits/whateveryoucallit when starting/opening an IRA. A Roth IRA, to be more precise. So, how much money should I have up front? I understand that it isn't actually $ in its pure form that I use, but rather I convert it into a CD or something (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Thanks for your help!
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