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If you're only going to be putting $2000 in, I'd recommend something like a money market, or a 1-year CD (with the best rate you can find -- check out the Online Banking board), and then transfer the money elsewhere when you can add more.

I would disagree. For $7, at Scottrade you can put it into an ETF like whatever kind of mutual fund you were thinking of. I think there are also still mutual fund companies where you can start with $2K.

I would also say that if you split the money - $2K each, I would have any additional contributions before April 15 go toward 2005. Whay waste the opportunity ?

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