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|Subject: Re: Roth vs Traditional||Date: 1/21/2013 8:20 PM|
|Author: MurrayS||Number: 71282 of 76078|
If you're young, Roth all the way
I disagree. If you're young and your marginal tax rate is below 25%, yes, Roth all the way, but I firmly believe that it's a great idea to defer taxes of 25% or more.
Consider that if, like me, you don't have a pension or other retirement income, that some of your withdrawals from a traditional 401k/IRA will not be taxed at all, some at 10%, some at 15% and so on. Consider a married couple withdrawing $80k from a traditional IRA would pay about 11% effective tax on the withdrawals.
As for the investments in either, I'd choose the same investments in both.
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