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I'm getting ready to set up my Roth IRA, and I'm not sure how much of a hurry I should be in.

I heard somewhere that there are some changes in the rules that will effect those who start their IRA after Dec. 31, 1998. Unfortunately, I can't find out what those changes are.

Does anyone have any information on the pros and cons of starting a Roth IRA before Dec 31?

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