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If anyone out there has a search string that I could have found this answer in the archives, I would like to know what it would be since "IRA" and "$2000" did not come up with what I was looking for and I already looked at the FAQ and in the basics the limit was discussed, but not the reason why it has reamined $2000 for so lone.

Some of the search engines don't do well with numbers, for various reasons.

I don't have an answer for your question with respect to the TMF site itself, but I use another meta-search engine to search on the Internet in general: .

I searched for:
"ira contribution limit" index
on Usenet, and found a few posts on the subject -- including one by Phil Marti. In this case, there is no definitive answer other than the one posted as the initial reply to your post. I was thinking I might at least find an HR- or S- bill proposing to index the amount. I'll continue looking, on the Web -- I would expect there would be a forum somewhere where people would be advocating such changes, and others might counter the suggestions...

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