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Roth IRAs are only available to folks (single) earning under $110,000/annum. (Sorry, I don't know what the "married" max is.) Anyway, if you expect to make less than $110K and contribute to a Roth on that basis, and then you wind up making more, you have to "recharacterize" the Roth (because you're not allowed to have it). Get it?

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