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Author: THINKBIGGER Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76421  
Subject: IRA "either/or" questions Date: 1/10/2000 9:46 PM
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Fellow Fools,

First off love the website, I have learned more here than I have anywhere else. Keep up the good work. :)

I have an IRA question that has probably already been asked, I did try to search for an answer but to no avail.

Hubby and I both work - he has a pension thru his employer, I on the other hand do not. We file jointly.
I have read your info on regular IRA's and Roth IRA's but can you do both?? ie can I do a regular IRA and he do a Roth?? I know about the income limits and we are under those. I have seen excellent examples of "either or" but no "you can do both". Did I miss something on your Foolsih IRA info??


Thanks in advance for some insight
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Author: TMFPixy Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 17638 of 76421
Subject: Re: IRA "either/or" questions Date: 1/11/2000 9:39 AM
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Greetings, Thinkbigger, and welcome. You asked:

<<Hubby and I both work - he has a pension thru his employer, I on the other hand do not. We file jointly.
I have read your info on regular IRA's and Roth IRA's but can you do both?? ie can I do a regular IRA and he do a Roth?? I know about the income limits and we are under those. I have seen excellent examples of "either or" but no "you can do both". Did I miss something on your Foolsih IRA info??>>


Yes, you may have a traditional IRA while your hubby uses a Roth IRA. Both of you may also have and make contributions to a traditional and a Roth IRA at the same time. The types of IRA either of you uses does not matter. All that does is neither of you may contribute more than $2K in any year to your separate IRAs. So you yourself can put $1 in 1,000 traditional IRAs and $1 in 1,000 Roth IRAs for a total of $2K. Your husband can do the same thing. All that's important is the contribution limit, not the number or type of IRA.

Regards..Pixy

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