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>>><<You might well be better off not tapping into your IRA, and coming up with the house/tuition money from some other source.>>

>>Particularly when one remembers this is a RETIREMENT and not a savings account.<<<<

Maybe before, but not now. With the new rules, I am beginning to look more and more at the Roth as a type of savings account (I would only be using money not earmarked for retirement). The ability to withdraw the contributions without penalty... on top of letting the earnings grow tax free... very tempting.


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