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Author: TMFPixy Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75400  
Subject: Re: DRIP V. IRA Date: 2/10/1998 4:42 PM
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Greetings, Kdub, and welcome.

<<In planning for retirement 35 years down the line, would I be better served in starting a DRiP in a company such as Intel or would the tax benefits on the back end of a Roth IRA bring about greater returns???( >>

That's a question that's absolutely impossible to answer. When you invest in a DRIP with one or multiple companies your return will be based on what happens to those companies over the years. With one company, you could lose it all. And what would you have invested in with a Roth? The answer you seek is soley contingent on the returns you expect within either option. Once you decide on those, then you can compare results. Even then, 35 years is an awfully long time, and a lot can happen between the time you decide today and the time you're ready to pull your money out.

Think about what you expect from either investment, and you can then run some numbers to see what fits best with the assumptions you're making.

Regards.....Pixy
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