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<<I am getting ready to set up Roth IRA's for my wife and myself as well as education IRA's for my kids, a total of 4 accounts. Ideally for me it would be nice to invest the money in these acounts in a uniform way. For example I might like to take all of the money in all 4 accounts and invest it in the F4 dividend approach. Can the accounts be somehow linked together such that I only have to place 4 orders for the 4 Foolish 4 stocks or do I have to place the 4 orders for each seperate account, a total of 16 orders? >>

1) Think carefully before opening educational IRAs. There are some severe disadvantages. Try for writings on this topic.

2a) No, you can't link multiple IRAs together. You can try, but it won't work for long. Because you can't shift money between them to keep in overall balance.

2b) You might consider running a different strategy (or different timing, so you get different stocks) in each IRA.

I run 4 IRAs for me & wife--2 regular and 2 Roth. At first my Roth outperformed hers, and she kept asking why I bought the "good" stocks for myself and the "bad" ones for her. Now, my 3DFX has tubed, so hers is better than mine, and she's happy. Now that she knows that I not purposely stiffing her, she'll be satisfied. WOMEN!!!!!!!!!

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