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Hey, I posted this at the Information Desk and was told the best place to get the answer would be here.
I have heard a lot of good things about the ROTH IRA so I read the Fool Articles concerning how to attain one and the rules and restrictions regarding one.

I think I understand most of the restrictions, but I was left wondering whether I qualify for having one.

I am a college student without a current full-time or part-time job. In other words, I make no money from a traditional job. However, I Foolishly invest so I do *have* money. I am interested in starting a ROTH IRA, but I think I read in one of the articles that you need to have an employer.

Does this also mean that my little brother cannot start a ROTH?

Hello Daniel,

Its great to hear you are off to an early start on investing Foolishly. Starting early really makes a difference.

From the info you have provided it sounds as if you qualify. Your little brother, if he's a minor I'm not sure about ( not my area of expertise, but then again, what is? ;) ). But a good place to find out more info is to post your questions on the Managing Your Finances / Retirement Investing Message Board at:

Foolish Regards,
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