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  1. What is an IRA?

  2. How does an IRA work?

  3. What are the different types of IRAís?

  4. Who is eligible to open an IRA?

  5. Are there any changes affecting Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)s in the Internal Revenue Service's April 17, 2002 release of the finalized regulations for IRAs?

  6. Where can I find a copy of the Uniform Lifetime Table published with the final regulations for IRAs in April 2002?

  7. How much can I contribute to my IRA?

  8. How much of my IRA contribution is tax-deductible?

  9. I am leaving a company and taking my 401K proceeds. How much time do I have to deposit them in an IRA before they are taxed as income?

  10. Can I have multiple IRA accounts at different institutions?

  11. What is the fee structure associated with IRAs?

  12. I have an IRA and a regular brokerage account. Can I sell the stock in my regular brokerage account and then immediately buy it in my IRA?

  13. What are educational IRAs and how do they relate to many of the state plans that are being offered?

  14. What happens if I contribute too much to my IRA?

  15. What are the implications for my estate if I leave my investments in my IRA?

  16. What type of investment can be used as an IRA?

  17. What are the benefits of making a conversion from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

  18. What is the disadvantage of making a conversion from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

  19. How do I decide which IRA is right for me?

  20. How do I open/sign-up for an IRA?

  21. How do I donate an IRA to charity or give as a gift?

  22. What is an IRA Rollover or Conversion? When do I need to do this?

  23. Can I borrow funds from my IRA?

  24. What does the IRS have to say about IRAís?

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