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I agree with sazani:

I have my own quirks about "freedom of funds". Investing in a non-tax-deductible IRA in your situation is, IMHO, not a good idea.

Who knows how the lawmakers are going to be fiddling with our retirement vehicles as the 'Gray Dawn' of the boomers starts impacting the economy?

Also agree re: index funds & indiv stocks.

Have you considered turning a hobby into a small business? There can be tax advantages therein, including establishing a retirement account through it. (We had a KEOGH.)

You're already ahead of the game by starting so young.

Good luck.

Alice of the frogfarm
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