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The following messages refer to the Spreadsheet Corner column in the First Quarter 2010 issue of Computerized Investing, which offered a spreadsheet to help investors guide their decision as to whether they should convert their traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.

Your Roth IRA Conversion article was of interest. As known, converting to a Roth IRA increases one’s adjusted gross income (AGI) for tax purposes. This is used by Medicare two years later to increase your premium for one year. The basic monthly premium is now $104 plus change. So, for a married couple, the annual tax-increased Medicare premium, based on your IRA-conversion-increased AGI, taken out of your Social Security can be $1,618 to $3,699 (more or less). So, for a few it may change your calculations and your decision to con

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