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is it true that roth ira funds can be tapped for a son's/daughter's college education? i've looked at this issue as best i can and i'm coming up empty. i'm a 33-year old mid-level fed. gov't worker with about $120k in my federal thrift savings plan retirement fund (all in the c fund). assuming that money grows at a decent rate, i should be covered for retirement.

therefore, my wife and i are going to try to start beefing up our very meager roth ira's and examine what else the roth ira money might be able to do for us, if necessary depending on the circumstantces in the future. my first son should be born within a couple of weeks, so we're looking at college in about 18 years, if we're lucky.

thanks to all you fools who selflessly give of your time to help others and i apologize if this answer has been given in another post right under my nose.....i've really looked everywhere i can think of for this information but it seems to elude me. regards.
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