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Subject: Best thing to do Tax-wise after 401k Date: 5/29/2008 2:57 PM
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Hi Everybody,

I'm currently maxing out my 401k contribution as a Roth, and have some money left-over to invest. I'd like to know the best way/account to invest this money.

I know I could put it in a traditional IRA, but I'm hoping to retire before 60-whatever with some of this money, so I don't know that an IRA would be a good idea (unless the penalties would be less than the taxes)

Really, what I'm worried about is Capital Gains tax. If I take a bunch of money, and start investing it, I don't want to pay taxes on every transaction, do I? Is there some way I can put all the money in an account, and only pay taxes when I withdraw it? (Kind of like my own mutual fund). Then, I could make trades within the account without a problem.

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