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|Subject: Re: Convince me to put money into a ROTH||Date: 3/28/2006 7:36 PM|
|Author: Dullchisel||Number: 50768 of 78154|
I just noticed that if you make over a certain amount of money that you are ineligible for ROTH accounts. I do not currently, but plan on making more money that allowed for a ROTH account. Would it be foolish to invest now if I will not be allowed to contribute within a couple of years?
I think it is worth it. You can contribute up to $4K for 2005 up until April 17. Then $5k a year until you are ineligible. So, if you can contribute for a couple more years, that would be $14k. If it then just sits there and grows for 30 or 40 years, it would be better than a jab in the eye with a sharp stick by far.
Personally, I wish I had realized I could have Roths before now. I am retiring Friday, but my wife will work for at least 3 more years. As it works out, we can both contribute based on her wages and I intend to do so for 05, 06, 07, 08 and 09. That'll put in about $50k between us. I will then let it grow and not touch it unless needed. It'll be a pretty good chunk of change in 20 years. Tax free. Kind of a safety net.
It works for me. To each his own.
You'll probably get some more responses from the Fools around here with more experience. See what they come up with.
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