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I'm doing some research because I'd like to open an IRA by the end of this year. I will probably only have about $500 so I have to choose a company with a $500 or less minimum. I'm looking at prospectuses which I can basically understand. But I don't understand the fees.

My question is this: What should I expect my fees to be on a very small IRA? As it grows? Is 1% (net expenses) good, bad, average, high, low?

Thanks for your answers and any other suggestions.

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