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Subject:  Re: What to do? Date:  2/2/2012  8:43 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  70103 of 76395

JAFO31 posts,

<<<ferjen: "Got it. Then, is there an advantage to funding a Traditional IRA vs. just using a cash brokerage account?">>>

Plus, no taxes on gains in the account until withdrawn.

Negative, ordinary income tax rate when withdrawn (at some futhre unknown date and rate), versus potential for LTCG rates in a non-IRA brokerage account.

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You also get some liability protection by having your assets in an IRA since most states won't attach a retirement account to satisfy a court judgement.

intercst
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