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jsesler,

Hello, and welcome to the Fool! I hope you find it as helpful and educational as I do.

I assume you have read some of the pros and cons of using a Roth IRA as a saving-for-college vehicle and have based your decision to use one on that information. So I will skip the lecture about why an IRA might not be the best way to save for college.

Anyway, what are your particular concerns in the "mutual fund company vs. broker" question? Are you planning to use a mutual fund for the entire 17 or so years you pump money into this? Or will you fund it with stocks once a couple of years have passed and you have enough money in there to make it work?

If you provide more background the very helpful Fools on the board will certainly be able to provide more concrete advice!

JCKelly
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