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|Subject: Re: Poll: 401K Roll it? Take it?||Date: 4/3/2007 10:47 PM|
|Author: aj485||Number: 56575 of 82271|
Let's assume he contributes $325 month into a Roth IRA at 8%/year instead of paying down his credit card debt. (Since I don't want to figure the tax advantages of Traditional IRA) At the end of 82 months his Roth balance would be $30,590.
But would the OP really invest the money? For the past 10 years, he has invested less than an average of $3900/year in his 401(k), which is an automatic investment once set up. Investing in a Roth would take more effort than investing in a 401(k).
I think we can agree that age 57 it is better to have a Roth IRA worth $30,590 vs a traditional IRA of $34,487.
But I think we can also agree that it's better to have a traditional IRA of $34,487 than to have nothing, which is more likely given the propensity to save (or not) that has already been shown by the OP.
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