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I'm 24 years old that just got my first bonus from work with which i plan to start my brand new ROTH IRA. Until now I haven't dealt much with financial institutions other than a bank, so i have a few questions.

I looked at different places to open my IRA and they all have all sorts of complicated fee things. Like vanguard has a fee for having less than 5k in a fund, fidelity has custodial and minimum balance fees in certain cases (and i can't find a description of those cases). So what are the important numbers/fees to look for? What is the best place to open an IRA in your opinion and why? Is there a place that compares all these financial institution in any sort of objective way?

I plan to contribute the max mostly into index funds, and i want a company that offers me good choices, and at the same time doesn't charge me an arm and a leg in commisions, custodial and minimum fees.

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