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Well, sure, they wouldn't say anything like that. It's like you were looking for them to explictly say that you had to be a human being to open an account--and since they didn't say anything about it you assumed that you, a human being, weren't qualified. Or like, "Is a female allowed to open a ROTH?" They don't say a female is allowed to, so you assume she isn't allowed to?

No, my assumption was that I couldn't because I didn't have a job coupled with the fact that there's no point in opening an account to which you're not going to contribute. Never really gave a Roth much thought after I left the work force in 2001 and even now am not convinced that it's that good an idea for me since it has never been our goal to fund our kids' retirements by leaving them a large estate. Avoid becoming a burden, yes. Leave them enormous sums of money, no. We paid for their college. Overall, they're doing better than we were at their age. We financed the tools, let 'em fund their own retirements. As for our grandkids, we'll help with college, if necessary, or indulge them in some way, but we're not about dump large sums of money in their laps, either. Of course, we could always do a charitable remainder trust for an organization we support for part or all of the proceeds we leave behind.

There really wasn't any need to be snarky about it. I misunderstood something. You corrected that misunderstanding. I thanked you for it.

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