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Subject:  Re: Thoughts on IRAs and 401Ks Date:  1/26/1998  10:14 PM
Author:  DavidBB Number:  1485 of 88496

I am seriously considering rolling a traditional into a Roth because, all else being equal, whatever that means, it will be advantageous to my situation. One of problems is that the govt likes to change the rules of the game in later innings. This is the wildcard that gives me pause as to what to do. There is one restraining factor though, for both 401k's and IRAs, and that is, the greater the number of people who use them the greater the outcry if congress were to exercise their penchant for more green. This fact may end up being what keeps these programs intact, especially if many of our elected officials are taking advantage of them too. Anybody know any statistics here?I had a friend in college who didn't trust the govt either and kept his funds post tax for that very reason.

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