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Thanks a lot for your reply! It is greatly appreciated. I did not intend to imply in my original post that you were the only one that could reply. The only reply I got was from you. Any and all thoughts from any Fool were and are welcome. Anyway, can you explain a little more what you meant from your response to, << Also, the kids are not eligible for the Hope or Lifetime Learning Scholarships.> and your reply was, <<Just not for the same year. If planned correctly, they could get the benefit of all of them.>> Could you explain that for me? Also, my brother feels (as do I) that he definitely does not want his kids or him to use financial aid to finance college, if at all possible. However, if he is not able to meet their college expenses. He might have to. You said, <<Again, without knowing much more about your brothers issues, it's just impossible to say one way or the other. If the only choices that you're giving me is a Roth OR Ed IRA...with no other information, then I would elect the Roth IRA. But nothing is done in a vaccum.>> If I may ask, what else do you need to know about him to give a little more specific response? I know he told me he did not think he could do the Roth and the EDU IRAs at the same time. I am willing to provide the information necessary for you to get more specific. Again, thanks for your time and help. It is very much appreciated. I hope to hear a reply back.


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