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If you hurry, you can still make a Roth IRA contribition for 2001 until April 15 (Monday).

Fools would suggest you give careful consideration to investing your Roth funds in an S&P 500 Index Fund. One of the best is Vanguard 500 Index fund, VFINX. So placing your Roth at Vanguard could be the way to go.

Other funds also offer index funds. You can also do SPY the S&P 500 tracking stock traded on the Amex. For that you would want a brokerage account--preferably at a discount broker. Most brokerages also offer mutual funds, but sometimes they have service charges. If you plan to trade stocks, a brokerage account is the way to go. Otherwise, a mutual fund account is likely to be more cost effective.

You credit union is likely to offer you CDs for your Roth IRA. That's not an especially attractive investment. Fools think you should be mostly invested in equities unless you have a very good reason not to.

Best of luck to you.
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