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ASAP, start a Roth IRA -- even as small as $100. In 5 years you can withdraw what you've put in, tax free.

That's not right.

You can withdraw your Roth contributions at any time tax free. But the earnings in the account are not tax free until the account has been open for 5 years AND you are over 59.5 years old. (You can substitute being dead or disabled for being 59.5, although I don't recommend either of those for planning purposes.)

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