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Subject:  Roth IRA Help! Date:  1/10/2002  2:43 PM
Author:  Dripfoolio Number:  33231 of 76392

I am feeling like I am missing the boat here. I am 27 yrs old and I have been contributing to a traditional IRA for sometime now (5yrs)at the max. After reading material on a roth I am torn as to which I should be contributing to and whether or not my wife should contribute to a roth (opening up an account soon) rather than traditional. As I understand it you potentially gain more from a roth because you are not taxed on your gains. Right? How does the penalty for early withdrawal differ between the two?
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