You are being particularly dense. Hohum did a good analysis of the fees involved if the OP decides to continue to use Sharebuilder. I suggested a different discount broker to lower the fees. I didn't see you suggest one. It appears that you keep arguing that Hohum is incorrect for the broker in question.IF Thanks for the support IF!A big part of my argument was based on the OP's choice of IRA broker. Someone else in the thread also pointed out rough Shareholder costs vs Firstrade. In a subsequent post, I did mention that the 2.5% should be viewed as a first year item, and subsequently tail downwards. From a practical standpoint, I agree with your assessment that another discount broker (e.g. Firstrade, Scottrade, etc.) might be better options. At that decision point, the issue for the OP is- eat the $25 IRA maintenance cost for year one (and pay an out-of-pocket transfer fee), and move the money to a broker with reasonable fees for smaller IRA accounts?Oh well, C'est la vie Hohum
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