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Get to where you are sucking up every matching dollar they offer, as quick as you can.

That's my plan. I'm going to pick up an extra job next year to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible.

After that, pushing toward the limit on your contribution can be addressed in a more leisurely fashion - in fact I'd recommend it wait until AFTER you are maxing an IRA. (Preferably a conventional IRA if you intend to retire before age 55.)

What reason would you go with conventional versus Roth for retiring before 55?

Todd
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